Thursday, March 29, 2012

dirt road commuter back from paint

picked the frame up from my painter Tommy. the frame is a charcoal grey with a little bit of sparkle. the blue panels match the tires and handlebar tape. the stem is painted to match the frame. Marina Mertz of Anhaica Bagworks fabricated the matching grey waxed canvas front bag and saddle bag. the first few photos in the set are of the custom decaleur which is designed to mount the stem, this frees up the handlebars from any mounts and gives real sturdy support to the front bag while allowing it to be taken off the bike easily. if you didnt see my earlier post about this bike, its designed to use Sturmey Archer drum hubs, the front being a dynamo hub and the rear a cassette. the other neat thing about this build is that its set up with an 8 speed Shimano drive train matched with Campagnolo 10speed shifters(this is sometimes called ShimErgo, it was found that 10speed ergo shifters have the same amount of throw as shimano 8 speed derailleurs)
other things of note, internal brake routing on the fork and internal wiring for the front light(the cheap halogen lamp in the pictures will soon be replaced with a Lumotec IQ Cyo LED headlight).






 


































1 comment:

Austin said...

This bike rode really nice. I would definitely pick it up if I had the spare cash and a place for a fifth bike. It's for sale now (Oct. 16, 2012) so you should inquire if interested.