Breakbrake17 Charmer26 painted

February 03, 2011 Sungwoo 4 Comments


Today after dinner, I finally got around to painting my new Breakbrake17 Charmer26.  I've had this colour scheme in my mind for a couple of months now and I'm pretty stoked at how it turned out.  No, it's not the smoothest paint job in the world, but it's spray painted, and it's gonna get thrown around, so it's no big deal!

I took some detailed shot of the frame after it dried, and man the details on this bike are pretty nice!

The 17 is cut out on the end of the seat stays, and it's quite a nice touch! 17 is for Breakbrake17 if you haven't caught on yet :P.

There's a similar touch on the fork as well!

The rear tire clearance.  Big enough.  I currently have a Kenda Kiniption 2.3 in there on a Sunringle Rhyno Lite rim, and I satisfied with the amount of room I have for clearance.  Look at that sexy curvy chain stay bridge as well.  It fits in so nicely it's as if it's not even there!

I borrowed a bottom bracket press tool from Tom Lamarche and was able to actually build up my bike tonight.

Here it is, the bike almost done.  I got really excited at this point!

I rode it for a few minutes on my way to pick up some pizza, all I can say for now is that it feels really different.  I feel like I'm riding a bike for the first time in over a decade.  The raised bottom bracket definitely impacts the bike more than I had expected..  But I have no doubt that all it takes is just some adjusting, and once I get some time, I'll start my learning process again ;)

It's REALLY hard for me, but I'm gonna try and tease you guys a little longer..  I'm still waiting on some parts from Cultur and Unknown, so I'll refrain from posting a complete bike picture for another couple weeks..  Who knows if I can actually pull it off, but I'm sure gonna try!

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