Readers’ Rides: A Build from The Bicycle Academy – Joseph’s Dim Sum Cycles S&S Road


Readers’ Rides: A Build from The Bicycle Academy – Joseph’s Dim Sum Cycles S&S Road

For this week’s Readers’ Rides, the first of 2022, we’ve got Joseph SY Ng’s build from the Master Build Course at The Bicycle Academy. This one’s a beaut, so check it out in detail below!

I thought it was time to submit my road bike ride! I was lucky enough to enroll in The Bicycle Academy’s Master build course a few years ago and was able to build my dream steel bike under the tutelage of Tom Sturdy. It was probably one of the best experiences in my life. Interestingly during my course, I also bumped into Tom LaMarche!

Life / career has brought me over to Shanghai and it bike has seems some miles on the roads of Shanghai since. Looking forward to seeing the bike on this site!

Been following you guys since the PINP days!

Frameset: Dim Sum Cycles hand-built steel frame (with S&S Couplers). A mix of Columbus and Reynolds tubing. Clear-coated finish
Wheels: Mavic Ksyrium SLE Clincher 700c Wheelset
Tires: Veloflex Master 25mm
Drivetrain: Shimano Ultegra R8000 50×34 Mechanical Groupset
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Bars: Deda Zero 100 42cm
Stem: Thomson x4 110mm
Tape: Shimano PRO bar tape
Pedals: Shimano PD-5700 SPD
Saddle: Fizik Arione CX>

Small parts: Chris King headset, Thomson seat post and collar, Spurcycle Bells, Stainless Steel King Cages, Lezyne Femto LED lights, Road Runner Bags saddle roll, Zefal HPX frame pump

We’d like to thank all of you who have submitted Readers Rides builds to be shared over here. The response has been incredible and we have so many to share over the next few months. Feel free to submit your bike, listing details, components, and other information. You can also include a portrait of yourself with your bike and your Instagram account! Please, shoot landscape-orientation photos, not portrait. Thanks!