Festka Rover "S1 E2 Group B"

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eurperg
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New gravel bike project!

Festka Rover with custom geometry based on my likings:

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Frame before paint:

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Misc parts. Wheelset is going to be Shamal Carbon with Michelin Power Gravel.

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Paints:

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My gravel routes for 2021:

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And to get in the right mood:



Target weight for this gravel rally bike with pedals is about 8 kg.

Definitely not a bikepacking rig like my previous Sutra LTD, which I didn't like. Also not a comfly slouch that handles like an old Land Cruiser. (That would be my Giant Revolt Advanced.) I'm more into road bike handling with still good tire clearance.

More to come...
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Topic worth following. I have had a priviledge to follow this project close.


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This...is going to be good. Everything I like boiled into one project. Sweet!

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What a colour scheme, can't wait to see it!
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Looking good. :thumbup:

Paint scheme also from Quattro?
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You're doing it wrong! This is proper "Rover Group B" (Computervision) colors :lol:

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Excited to see the build!
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Kumppa wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:35 pm
Paint scheme also from Quattro?
After seeing so many Gulf and Martini Racing coloured bikes over the years, I think it's time to make a HB Audi Team coloured gravel bike! Especially because those Audis were definitely the sickest things ever seen on gravel. And seeing those Audis racing on my local gravel roads when I was a kid left a really strong impression... Nowadays when I'm riding those old special stages on my gravel bike, those memories often come back to my mind, which eventually led into this project... And also seeing a guy in Finland build a exact replica of Hannu Mikkola's car, I thought, "Hey, why don't I try to transform that into a gravel bike" . With similar attention to detail of course ;)

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eurperg wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:19 am

After seeing so many Gulf and Martini Racing coloured bikes over the years, I think it's time to make a HB Audi Team coloured gravel bike! Especially because those Audis were definitely the sickest things ever seen on gravel. And seeing those Audis racing on my local gravel roads when I was a kid left a really strong impression... Nowadays when I'm riding those old special stages on my gravel bike, those memories often come back to my mind, which eventually led into this project... And also seeing a guy in Finland build a exact replica of Hannu Mikkola's car, I thought, "Hey, why don't I try to transform that into a gravel bike" . With similar attention to detail of course ;)

That's going to be really cool, look forward to seeing it. Sadly I never got to see the B's, too far away when I was a kid. I did later become a professional rally photographer in the late 90's early 2k's, and got to hang out with Stig Blumqvist a bit when he was racing over here in the States. Aslo got to photograph a bunch of the top WRC drivers of that period which was pretty awesome.

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Teaser from paint shop:

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I should have the bike in 3 weeks or so…

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I can hear the 2.1l 5-cylinder turbo roaring somewhere in the distance.


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Nice! Looking forward to this build. What's the max tire size for this build? 650b compatible?
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^ I think the max is 700x40 or 650x50

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