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welfkajsodif

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I thought I'd start a new thread for the 146.  I just ordered a WCB-R-146 from Workswell in size 49.  I requested a paint job in matte brown.  I'll be outfitting it with 650b wheels and r8070.  Pictures to come as I get it in and assembled.

http://www.workswellbikes.com/PRODDUCT/ROAD/ALL/Gravel/2017/0705/136.html
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Yes that is a nice one - can call it "no OPEN" - mine was ordered on January 18th and should arrive next week - yes will share pics ...

have fun

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welfkajsodif

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Yes that is a nice one - can call it "no OPEN" - mine was ordered on January 18th and should arrive next week - yes will share pics ...

have fun

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Nice!  Did you get it painted?
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Yes there will be some paint ...
https://flickr.com/photos/34455756@N00/sets/72157664939749368

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AwesomeColors

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Awesome!! I'm planning on selling my '16 Diverge and buying a 146 this fall to build up as a winter project. I'll be following this thread closely.

What's everyone's vision for their build? I'm going 1x, shimano XT drivetrain and hydros/ultegra brifters, 650b build with a dropper. Picturing having a 2nd 700c set of wheels, and a carbon seat post/externally routed dropper that I can swap back and forth between the 146 and my rigid MTB with a shim.

Coming from an MTB background and my inspiration is to build a do-it-all bike that can handle the epic rides put on here in Oregon by these fellows:

Our Mother The Mountain
http://www.omtm.cc/

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welfkajsodif

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Awesome!! I'm planning on selling my '16 Diverge and buying a 146 this fall to build up as a winter project. I'll be following this thread closely.

What's everyone's vision for their build? I'm going 1x, shimano XT drivetrain and hydros/ultegra brifters, 650b build with a dropper. Picturing having a 2nd 700c set of wheels, and a carbon seat post/externally routed dropper that I can swap back and forth between the 146 and my rigid MTB with a shim.

Coming from an MTB background and my inspiration is to build a do-it-all bike that can handle the epic rides put on here in Oregon by these fellows:

Our Mother The Mountain
http://www.omtm.cc/



That looks like a lot of fun!

I'm planning on an r8070 build with an 11-34 casette.  The reason I'm not building a 1x bike is because I will be using it as a rain bike in addition to gravel riding.  I'm not really sure what width fenders to buy yet but with 650b and 47mm tires I'm thinking at least 50mm wide 700c will be sufficient.  

I'm also a lapsed mountain biker so I'm really looking forward to completing this project. 
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freakforti

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haven't made up my mind about the parts list - BUT it is probably goin' to go the Randonneur path
so 46/30 using  Ultegra or SRAM shifters, Brakes and so on ...

OR it will replace my trusty ALLIANCE Ti - that could slip in the Rando mode just aswell ...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/freakforti/albums/72157636473226883

YES I know - some more thinking to do - but I got to have that plastic Thing in my Hands before I can really make up my mind ...


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Thanks for starting the thread!
I'll be lurking as well. Planning on doing a build with  2x XT, 11-42 cassette, Jones Bars, 650B and rear racks for ultralight touring/commuting. 
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Workswell in Russia. Owner is my friend, I choose Carbonda. 
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Soonerinfrisco

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Any particular reason you did not choose the one your friend built?  Thoughts on his bike as you have seen it up close and rode alongside him?  thanks a bunch!

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Any particular reason you did not choose the one your friend built?  Thoughts on his bike as you have seen it up close and rode alongside him?  thanks a bunch!



When I want buy frame Workswell answered that minimal order is 20 frames. Now it changes and can be order one frame. And I didn't want offroad frame - for offroad I ordered Surly Ogre frame. 
Really want to compare frames. 
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That Ogre is like riding a Cadillac!  If you want a laid back bike to put in lots of miles, you will like it.

Thanks for the response!

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Different bikes for different use ) 
I already have Ultegra groupset and want assemble road/light touring/gravel bike. 27.5*2.2 is too much for my needs, but I wanna try it ) When I can compare our bikes, I would write my minds.
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welfkajsodif

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Thanks for posting your friend's 146 Grishka!
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Grishka

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Again photos from Russia )
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IMG_2472.jpg 

My WCB-R-146, still in progress, waiting for the flat mount trp spyre to arrive

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welfkajsodif

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Awesome!  Can you take some pictures of the cable ports on the non drive side?  

I can't wait to get mine.

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IMG_2472.jpg 

My WCB-R-146, still in progress, waiting for the flat mount trp spyre to arrive
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Awesome!  Can you take some pictures of the cable ports on the non drive side?  

I can't wait to get mine.



these? https://imgur.com/a/96VerpF
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AwesomeColors

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Were any of you able to get one with a threaded BB? They advertise that BSA threaded is an option on the website, but when I got my quote she said they'll only thread the BB for orders of 12+ frames.

Just swapped out the threaded BB on my old rigid 29er for the first time last night and it couldn't have been easier. Threaded BB definitely jumped up a couple notches in my "must haves" list, especially considering the issues I've had with the PF BB on my Diverge.

Also... I tried to get an answer from Workswell via email, but the lady didn't understand my question. Is it possible to internally route a dropper post on this bike?
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welfkajsodif

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Unfortunately no. Like you I much prefer a threaded BB but I can live with pf86. If you get a wheels mfg or infinitebb it *seems* good enough.

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Were any of you able to get one with a threaded BB? They advertise that BSA threaded is an option on the website, but when I got my quote she said they'll only thread the BB for orders of 12+ frames.

Just swapped out the threaded BB on my old rigid 29er for the first time last night and it couldn't have been easier. Threaded BB definitely jumped up a couple notches in my "must haves" list, especially considering the issues I've had with the PF BB on my Diverge.

Also... I tried to get an answer from Workswell via email, but the lady didn't understand my question. Is it possible to internally route a dropper post on this bike?
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these? https://imgur.com/a/96VerpF


Nice, thanks! Did it come with the appropriate blanking plugs?
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Nice, thanks! Did it come with the appropriate blanking plugs?


Yes, it had everything in the box
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I thought I'd start a new thread for the 146.  I just ordered a WCB-R-146 from Workswell in size 49.  I requested a paint job in matte brown.  I'll be outfitting it with 650b wheels and r8070.  Pictures to come as I get it in and assembled.

http://www.workswellbikes.com/PRODDUCT/ROAD/ALL/Gravel/2017/0705/136.html


Curious to your height. I'm 5'7" (170cm) and stuck between 49 and 52. 52 seems like it might be too big in the seat-tube and Headtube but stack/reach more match my road bike. I think I'd rather have a smaller bike for offload use here in Vermont where our dirt roads can get pretty nasty.

Thanks!


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welfkajsodif

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I'm also 5'7! The 525 type tube is what I'm most comfortable with. My two other bikes are 525 and 535.

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Curious to your height. I'm 5'7" (170cm) and stuck between 49 and 52. 52 seems like it might be too big in the seat-tube and Headtube but stack/reach more match my road bike. I think I'd rather have a smaller bike for offload use here in Vermont where our dirt roads can get pretty nasty.

Thanks!


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IMG_2472.jpg 

My WCB-R-146, still in progress, waiting for the flat mount trp spyre to arrive
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