are pics of my five year old touring/travel/commuting bike, with
the frame built by i-bob Rich Powers. The frame geometry is fairly
conventional for this sort of bike. The lugs, the S&S couplers,
and the assorted braze-ons are all quite nice, as is the paint job.
The braze-ons are quite numerous, including the usual rack, fender,
and bottle fittings, as well as canti bosses. The fork has mid-fork
fender fittings, and a fitting on the left blade solely for the
attachment of the headlight. The top tube has small loops brazed
on to allow the fastening of the wires for the rear lights. The
lugs are from Long Shen, and include an "arrowhead" shape, instead
of the conventional point. The dropouts are stainless Henry James.
bike has tolerated roughly 20,000 miles of use and abuse so far.
This includes trips to Spain, crossings of Iowa, Wisconsin, and
Colorado. It has been used for commuting in all seasons, in rain,
snow, and hail. I've included one picture that was taken during
the frame's assembly. It shows the details of the BB shell. Very
regards, Steve Kurt Peoria, IL