April 16th, 2008

So Kipp came by yesterday and built up his S&S coupled road bike; check it out:

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Above you can see the Ritchey quick cable disconnects. These allow you completely separate the two halves of the bike without getting all tangled or messing up your brake & derailleur adjustments.

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The bike comes in at just under 19lbs complete; the couplers add about 10oz, which is handsomely offset by the superlight Ritchey WCS carbon fork. Kipp has promised a slideshow of breaking down the bike into a case, so watch this space!

My next bike is for Stevil Kinevil of Swobo. They make some of the hottest & coolest cycling clothing out there. For Steve I’m doing a single speed cross bike, matched to the nutty Hunter Supercrown fork he sent me.

This is going to be a very clean, fully welded bike. Steve’s focus was simplicity and durability; I’m using a mix of Deda Zero and Zerouno main tubes, with Columbus Zona S-bend chainstays and Spirit S-bend seatstays.

And here are some detail shots of the assembly:

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Should be painting it by the end of the week!

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  1. chr15 tree says:

    April 16th, 2008 at 5:52 am

    Kipp’s bike looks beautiful, even more so when built up!
    Bike sexiness with tonnes of class!

    Great work!

  2. Bullwhip says:

    April 18th, 2008 at 7:56 am

    I know what you’re thinking. It’s OK. He’s allowed to say “tonnes,” he’s from England. Ask him to say “aluminium.” Do it!

  3. Stevil says:

    April 22nd, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Thats alot of goodness right there. Youre bikes come with sticks with which we can beat off the throngs of fanatics, right?

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