Will's 60cm Platypus - 84.5cm saddle height

Will's 60cm Platypus - 84.5cm saddle height

I finally built up my Platypus frame after taking forever to build the wheels. Rich would have had them done in a day but I never got around to it until this past weekend.


I was able to buy some fancy parts for this one because I took so long to build it. I bought all the remaining pieces from Riv yesterday but I've been accumulating parts for this bike since we got them last Spring. Here's what's on it:

  • Silver cranks with a 40/30 TA ring combo
  • A XT rapid rise mid cage derailer
  • A Campy Mirage front derailer
  • A IRD loose ball bottom bracket
  • A XT 11-34 9 speed cassette (they still make them!)
  • A White Industries MI5 rear hub, Son Widebody front, laced to Velocity Quills
  • Rene Herse Oracle Ridge Tires
  • Crust Juan Martin Bars - 75cm wide
  • A 110mm Fillet Faceplater stem
  • A Schmidt upside down Edelux II
  • A Sunrace thumbie mounted on the stem for the front derailer, and a Silver shifter for the rear
  • A Brooks B17 Special with TI rails
  • A Mark's Rack with a black basket
  • Paul Love Levers
  • A Suntour XC seatpost - a gift from a friend. Thanks Brandon!
  • Mavic skewers - a gift from Rich. Thanks Rich!
  • Some Blue Lug Ourys - they have the best colors.
  • Some Blue Lug brass headset spacers

I love it of course - I've only ridden it around Riv a couple times but I can tell it's going to be good.


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