Jacque’s touring bike

This fendered beauty is for our friend Jacque who will be using it as her work commuter and occasional tourer. It’s built with a 6 degree slope in the top tube to bring the bars level with the saddle. There are clearances for 35c tires and braze-ons for front and rear racks. The gearing is compact in the front (50-34) with a 12-30t cassette in the rear. The metallic royal blue highlights the lug lines nicely but the secret of the paint job is in the panels. There are stars painted in the pearl white that are only visible in direct sunlight.


IMG_1179
IMG_1184 IMG_1187
IMG_1190 IMG_1192
IMG_1197 IMG_1199
IMG_1196 IMG_1195
See the full slideshow.

And this Coppi do-over was for our friend Katy who has it set up as a coaster brake cruiser. The unique color choice makes me so happy. Looks like such a fun bike.


coppi
IMG_0283 IMG_0289
IMG_0288 IMG_0285

Sandy’s tall road bike

Sandy is one of those guys who has trouble just walking into a shop and buying an XL carbon road frame and making it fit. If anyone needed a custom bike, it was him. It makes me feel so good when I’m able to build a frame like this. The frame is fillet brazed with True Temper OX Platinum tubing throughout. It is double oversized to add a bit of stiffness and to be proportional on a bike this tall. The ENVE fork was painted to match and he built it up with Campagnolo Chorus. He’s getting some good miles on it and it is clearly taking him to some beautiful places.


sandy
IMG_0427 IMG_0425
IMG_0468 IMG_0466
IMG_0472 IMG_0484
IMG_0494 IMG_0497
See the full slideshow.

This Colnago repair came to us from far away for some internal cable routing, shifter bosses, water bottle bosses, frame alignment, dent repair, and dropout straightening. A solid light blue with yellow pantographing and it’s back on the road!


IMG_0291
IMG_0293 IMG_0294
IMG_0298 IMG_0299