October 12th, 2011
So I recently built up Michael B’s super commuter. I had just repainted his Lemond, and he had wanted a more upright city bike that he could really thrash. So we did a welded frame with Sram Force components, including double tap flat bar shifters.
He went with a very subdued paint job, a deep blue pearl with no logos, just the head badge, and full rack and fender mounts.
I also repainted an old Raleigh International (including pounding out some stubborn dents), and painted 4 Mostowys, a couple of which you see below. And and in family style, I repainted Mark’s IF (with matching fork accents – a good way to go if you want to tie the room together without rebuilding the fork) and started his brother Matt’s belt drive, 11 speed Alfine commuter – ready for the snow!
Here’s the beginning of Matt’s. He’ll be running disc brakes, so we opted for the Paragon sliding dropouts with new detachable stay for the belt. Although we’ll be starting with a rigid fork, it’s suspension corrected for future full off-road use.
Next: Finishing Matt’s! Bobby’s S3 club racer! And Dawson’s belt drive single speed mtb! It’s all tungsten and argon for me!
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