Posts Tagged ‘Rhygin Metax’

Rhygin Metax RandonneurThe refit of my Rhygin Metax is finally done and it’s looking very slick as a go fast brevet bike.

Terraferma fork, Campagnolo Record hubs and Record 10 speed drivetrain with 2009 Centaur brifters, Campagnolo Euclid/HP wide profile canti brakes, 3ttt stem and handlebar (Merckx bend), Synergy rims with Challenge Parigi-Roubaix tires. My old Silca pump and Brooks Pro saddle (refurbished with a SA cut-out by Selle-Anatomica), Cut down VO seatpost and rack (customized by Dirk).

Rhygin front viewCinelli orange cork tape shellaced with garnet flake shellac, ties are sinew and black waxed thread. Stronglight Delta headset, VO bell and bell spacer and stainless steel Berthaud fenders.
Campagnolo canti brakesVery pretty Campagnolo NOS canti brakes. No clearance for the rear fender so it was cut and attached it to the seat tube.Rhygin rack viewI still need to attach the fender to the front rack eyelet. Front rack mod looks great.

3ttt handlebars and stemLooking at these pics it looks like the rack may need to move back a bit but that can wait. I’m done fiddling and want to get riding. I just finished shellacing the bars. Once it’s dry I’ll hit the shellac with some 3000 grit emery paper to kill the super gloss shine.

Campagnolo cranksetA stripped and polished Wetzikon chainring guard sits on the outside ring position of an NOS Record triple crank. An old Record OR front ATB derailleur was used as it’s designed for a small outside ring.

Trail with the old Time Equipe carbon fork (45 offset) and 23c tires was about 56. New Terraferma fork has an offset of 56 giving me a trail of about 46 with 28c tires. Have only had a once around the block on the bike and that felt very good. Once the shellac dries I’m off to do some real riding.

Thanks to Mike Terraferma and Dirk Smeets for their invaluable input and know how.

Read Full Post »