Monday, May 28, 2012

ORTRE UX, Urban Cross Build - Part 4

The build process of the ORTRE UX, Urban Cross is complete (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)I'm really happy with the build because I managed to build the bike up without the need to buy any parts. My stock of old parts really surprised me, I knew there was a lot there, but little things like the Record headset cap, really saved the day. The only thing I had to buy for the project was bar tape. Here's some shots.

From the pictures you can see I went with a rather unusual choice for the brakes, instead of traditional cantilever brakes, I opted for V-Brakes. The reason for this was simple, my spare parts bucket didn't have any cantilevers. In the future I'll get some proper canti's but in the mean time the V-Brakes are performing fine. And it would be cool to do a flat-bar version, then the brakes would work even better. 

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