Blog 28-06-23

Turf Zone – TideWatchZone

Okay, as requested by a handful of nerdy turfer bicyclists, here’s the full component build list for the Harley Quinn. Note that the Genesis Day One 853 frame and forks is no longer in production. For those who have suggested they want to build their own version of Harley Quinn, the nearest off-the-shelf bike I would start with and customize to your own requirements would be the single speed Genesis Flyer. There’s also Mango Bikes and Santafixie if you want alternatives. I would also suggest you can convert any bike to single speed quite easily. If not mechanically minded, your local bike shop will be able to do that for you. Turfer MuttsCycles, a.k.a. Scott at Mutts Cycles in Newtongrange would also be happy to assist. The cost to build this bicycle to the specification below, or thereabouts, comes in at approx £2500 not including the spray paint.

Build specification

  • Frame and fork: Genesis Day One 853 medium (2014)
  • Headset: FSA
  • Bottom bracket: Hope PF41 Press Fit
  • Seat clamp: Genesis
  • Seat stem: Ritchie Competition 2-bolt 27.2mm
  • Saddle: WTB Rocket
  • Handlebars: Race Face Ride XC
  • Handlebar stem: Race Face 100mm
  • Grips: Ergon GP-1
  • Stem spacers: FSA
  • Brake levers: Avid Speed Dial 7
  • Brake calipers: Avid BB7 mechanical
  • Brake cables: Jagwire
  • Brake rotors: Avid 160mm
  • Crankset: Shimano Deore M5100
  • Chainring: Shimano 32T
  • Chain: KMC
  • Freewheel: White Industries 16T
  • Pedals: DMR V12 Magnesium
  • Front hub: Surly Ultra New Disc 100mm
  • Rear hub: Surly Ultra New Single Speed Disc 135mm
  • Rims: DT Swiss 500 Db 700c
  • Rim tape: Schwalbe self adhesive 18mm
  • Inner tubes: Schwalbe
  • Tyre sealant: OKO
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Racer 700 x 30mm


  • Mudguards: SKS Bluemels
  • Front lights: Hope Vision R2 Epic LED
  • Rear light: Hope District Plus

The final weight of Harley Quinn is 10.60 kg precisely. Though it’s rude to talk about a lady’s weight, especially someone like Harley Quinn.

P.S. To answer an email question. I’m not affiliated with Mutts Cycle and do not get any sales commission other than a nice cup of tea when I pop in for a chat with Scott.

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