650b All road with Llewellyn compact lugs and straight leg fork blades. MTB gearing with drop bar and STI shifters.
Go anywhere 650b wheel bike. 2.0 knobby without fender, or 38mm tires with fenders.
650b randonneur with integrated fender, handmade stem with integrated bell mount and cable hanger. Rack mounts are ready for that long day of riding.
Mike requested a unique travel bike for his world wide adventures…both in function and appearance. The 650b wheel size was chosen for it’s superior performance for mid-sized riders and it’s ability to fit easily into the travel case with the tires on. S&S couplers, sliding dropouts and Rohloff drivetrain round out his efficient travel design. Spiced up with a hybrid powder/liquid paint in Rattlesnake motif and we’ve got a frame ready to strike the attention of folks worldwide.
Beyond the tall grasses and tattered barbed wire fence sat a fuselage of a an old WW2 bomber plane. It’s once striking rivet strewn shell now dripping with rust stains, vivid colors faded in the sun’s rays, yet still commanding an air of respect from those that gazed upon it. I wanted to create a bicycle that took me back to those days of yearning to jump the fence and sit within that planes cockpit.
This steel bike blends today’s technology with a finish reminicent of the old Kings of the sky. A Gates Carbon belt drive provides silent operation. The belt is passed through the chainstay by a SS coupler, creating a pathway that is functional, elegant, and increases the strength of the frame member. A painted to match White Brothers fork, is directed by a custom Luv Handle bar, lending control to the front end while the larger 650b wheels soak up the terrain.
Watch out single track, this bomber is ready to make a run.