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Dawes Kingpin. Mega-modded!

Dawes Kingpin

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Dawes Kingpin
Fully modernised. Lots of fabrication and brazing. 2x10 Shimano Ultegra/105/Tiagra STI drivetrain components. Alienation Ankle Biter rims on FRM carbon hubs. Bontrager post, stem and bars. The frame, fork and rack are the only parts remaining from the original bike.
Posted by davepalk on April 9, 2013 Full Size|

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7 Comments

Reply melofelo
6:00 PM on March 17, 2014 
Superb work Sir !
Reply Sixty Fiver
12:20 AM on May 30, 2013 
Gorgeous bit of work... I am just starting work on my own Kingpin here.
Reply davepalk
8:03 PM on May 24, 2013 
The aim was to perfectly achieve my normal road-bike riding position. Strangely, folding Kingpins are 12mm longer than non-folding ones, which helped with the position, but I still needed a 14cm stem to get the bars in the right place! My next project will be a non-folder, with the frame elongated by 40mm so that I can fit an 11cm stem.
Reply kabs
9:23 AM on May 24, 2013 
I 've seen quite a few owners with their mods, yours seems the best balanced looking and to a factory intended design. Size wise these shoppers were designed for riding upright, to mod it for a racing position and not make it oddball looking is credit to you.
Reply jibble69
2:57 AM on April 20, 2013 
Awesome - very nice job
Reply davepalk
7:09 AM on April 14, 2013 
Thanks! It's 25.5 lbs. as you see it here. Removing the rack and 'guards takes it to around 22 lbs. My next shopper project will be fixed-wheel and naked, so should be under 20 lbs.
Reply franma
5:48 AM on April 14, 2013 
I like this alot! How much does this weigh?