Oops I did it again

I bought another bike.

Actually I only bought part of a bike. I picked up a Ribble Audax frame and carbon forks cheap from eBay, then with the addition of some standard-drop brake calipers and assorted oddments from the LBS I built it up with most of the parts from my old Schwinn Fastback.

60cm Ribble Audax frame with ITM Spider forks.
Most of a Sora groupset with Ultegra triple chainset and RX 100 brakes.
Cannondale Earth hubs on Mach 1 CFX rims with Vittoria Rubino tyres.
THE stem and bars, Planet-X seatpost and saddle.
Total weight 23.25lbs.

After a quick test ride it feels pretty good. It needs a couple of extras like full length mud guards, a couple of bottle cages, and a computer, but it’s pretty much ready to roll.

Pictures to follow when the weather is nicer.

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8 Responses to Oops I did it again

  1. matt says:

    Is this a ‘bad weather’ bike?

  2. rjw says:

    Yup. That’s the plan anyway.

  3. alex says:

    is it a big bad MOFU bike then?

  4. Simon says:

    Ace Rich. I am waiting for a Pompino frame to arrive to replace the cannondale :)

  5. matt says:


  6. Simon says:

    Correct Matt, you need to build up the 5 or 6 frames that you have lying around.

  7. Father says:

    It’s a cheery shade of blue.

  8. matt says:

    Indeed I do, Simon, I got the Chameleon bits Faced today, so I can probably start building up things soon.