Robert’s Ti Bike, from dream to reality

Few months ago Robert took the wise decision to hire my services to design his new bike.

Robert is a local rider member of the DMCX Cafe Racer crew and we have been cycling together for a couple of years so I already knew his riding style.

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Robert’s Dream Bike at Dream stage

Knowing the person riding style is helpful in the process of designing a frame that will correspond to the futur owner’s expectation and style.

The style refer to the looking of the frame and by extension the complete bike, but also the bike riding feels.

Robert wanted a “Do it all” bike that is equally comfortable for daily commuting in all weather condition but also performant in long sportive week end rides.

The frame had to be responsive and strong to output the powerful pedal strokes from Robert through torsion of the rear triangle with minimum power loss.

As we often exchanged ideas while riding or running we had a final meeting over a cup of coffee in downtown Nagoya allowing me to resume Robert dream’s bike images he had in mind before starting work on the design work.

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Robert’s “Ribinoù” Gravel bike

The end result is a “Swiss Knife” style Titanium Road bike that can handle all Robert’s needs.

A bike with a unique frame built to last for ever yet versatile.

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For the bicycle’s Otaku out there here are Robert Dream’s Bike specifications:

Frame: Order Made DMCX Ti 3AL-2.5V double butted – Integral cable routing.
Fork: DMCX Carbon 12mm Through Axle type / Direct mount Disc brake mount
Handlebar: Thomson Carbon
Stem: Thomson Elite X2
Head set: White Industries
Seat Post: Thomson Elite
Saddle: Brooks Cambrium C17 men
Wheels: Fulcrum Racing 5 DB 700c Disc type / 12mm TA front / 10mm TA
Groupset: Shimano 105 R7000 series, Hydraulic Disc brake / 11 speed
Crankset: Shimano FC-R7000 50/34
Cassette: Shimano CS-R7000 11/18
Tires: Compass Bon Jon Pass 700x 35c TC Extralight clinchers.

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It is always an exciting time to share ideas that comes out of our minds and ends reality.

Thank you for your order Robert!

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