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BOTM: MIN.D. California prototype

Gerard Vroomen - 29-Mar-2022
For those who asked for the complete specs of Andy's MIN.D. California prototype, here is the list. Of course the California is the perfect frame to fully customize, from the paint (the prototype here is RAW, so no finishing at all) to the drivetrain and all the small details. But this gives you some idea of the parts that are among Andy's favorites right now. And I've also included the photos again.

model MIN.D.California prototype
size L
frame MIN.D. California RAW
headset Cane Creek Custom
fork OPEN R-Turn
stem  Beast Road Stem 100mm
handlebar Beast Ultra Bar 44
handlebar grip Fizik Microtex Bondcush 
seatpost Open integrated
saddle Beast Comfort
brakes SRAM Red Etap AXS, rotors 160/160mm
shifters SRAM Red Etap AXS
crank  SRAM Red Etap AXS Powermeter 175mm
chainrings SRAM 46/33T
front and rear derailleur SRAM Red Etap AXS
cassette SRAM XG-1290, 10-33T
chain SRAM Red Flattop
wheel DT Swiss PRC 1100 Mon Chasseral
tire Schwalbe Pro One 32mm
weight 6.6kg

Comments & Questions

THAT is a beautiful bicycle
Post #1 of 4. Posted by Hugh McEvoy on 30-Mar-2022 06:29:39 GMT in reply to blog [0<--24490]
How much distance is there between the drive side chain stay and the big ring? Wondering if I drop the chain and it hits the stay, how much clearance will there be...the damage to the frame.
Oh,'re talking to a klutz. Now you're wondering, klutz...go find another bike. OK, I get that.
Post #2 of 4. Posted by Stanley on 30-Mar-2022 13:27:07 GMT in reply to blog [0<--24491]
Hi Stanley, that's a legitimate question but not so easy to answer. Each crank model has a slightly different lateral position of the ring, and the gap also depends on the size of the ring (the bigger the ring, the smaller the gap). So there is not one frame shape that can prevent the gap from being perfect for chain suck in at least one crank/ring configuration. Therefore the first step is to have your drivetrain set up correctly and maintain it well, that solves a lot of issues. And the second point is the right drivetrain for the right purpose. You can see tons of issues for example with people riding gravel using Ultegra or DuraAce groups, where the rear derailleur doesn't have a clutch or damper. Those groups are simply not made for that use, that's why Shimano has GRX. Same with the Campagnolo road groups. For SRAM it doesn't matter as all their groups have dampers in the RD to avoid derailment. Hope this helps a bit.
Post #3 of 4. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 31-Mar-2022 04:38:08 GMT in reply to post #2 [24491<--24492]
Thanks Gerard: I was thinking about getting the MIN.D. California. Since I live close to "The Don", I will ask him about how to set it up and who should do it. The local wrench...I mean.
My 2008 RS is getting old.
Post #4 of 4. Posted by Stanley on 03-Apr-2022 10:12:40 GMT in reply to post #3 [24492<--24494]