So… That’s the end of this long and adventurous journey. WeirdCat FINALLY had his haute couture photo session in a bit extraordinary location.
Here is full spec of current WeirdCat build.
Frame: Pact Bikes WeirdCat titanium, 177x12mm rocker dropouts, ID44 headtube.
Forks: Carver Bikes titanium 150x15mm spacing, Salsa Any Cage ready, tapered steerer.
Rims: Extreme Fat Tire Bikes full carbon, 90mm width, 32 holes drilling.
Spokes: DT Competition
Nipples: DT Competition + pressure relief steel washers.
Hubs: Hope Fat Sno 177×12 rear 40T upgrade, 150×15 front, 32 holes drilling.
Headset: Uberbikes ID44 for tapered steerer stainless steel bearings.
Front axle: Tribicycle
Rear axle: Paragon Machine Works
Tyres: Bontrager Chupacabra 29×3, TLR
Inner tubes: On-One 29×2.7
Rim tape: Surly vinyl for 100mm rims
Stem: Wake 40mm/0 deg (Funn Funnduro copy)
Handlebars: Exotic flat, carbon 720mm, 9 deg back sweep
Spacers: Various, alloy
Bottom bracket: FSA Platinum DH ISIS 100x148mm
Crankset: Middleburn RS7 ISIS
Chainring: On-One stainless steel 33T
Crankset bolts: Cro-Mo steel
Rear cog: On-One Groove Armada 21T
Reducer spacers: Various, alloy, Shimano, steel lock-ring.
Chain: Wippermann IG8
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Saddle: Syncros AM
Grips: ODI X-Trainers with SSC lock-on clamps
Brakes/levers/hoses: Shimano BR-M785 XT, Shimano
Rotors: Aztec 180/180mm
Rotors bolts: titanium
Brake pads: SSC sintered
Bottle cage: Blackburn Chicane stainless steel
Before photo presentation some big, big thanks:
To Brat Richards (Monsieur Pact) to be extremely patient, helpful and professional. Not many people really wanted to build WeirdCat for me 🙂 Bow to Madame Pact…
To Davis Carver (Carver Bikes) for quickest possible service and running extra mile in times of trouble.
To Tom Coghill (Extreme Fat Tire Bikes) for inspiration and proving that bad opinion in the internet is not the whole story and good, personal relationship with customer is the best measure of reality.
To Simon (Albany Cycles) for being as reassuring as Rock of Gibraltar for so many years. The most trustworthy, honest and professional LBS boss I EVER meet. Chapeau to him and all Albany Cycles crew.
A to all these that I didn’t mention but they made possible this Weird story to have happy ending 🙂
Ladies and Gentlemen here is WeirdCat. Enjoy…
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