a road bike I built from Columbus Metax stainless steel tubing.
Metax was made for a couple of years in the mid 1990s, but is no
bike is lugged and silver brazed. The lugs are Long Shen. The fork
is a Kestrel EMS, with carbon fiber fork blades and a one-inch steel
components are mostly 9-speed Dura-Ace or Ultegra, but the crankset
is a "compact" TA Zephyr, which I'm using with a 113 mm Phil Wood
bottom bracket. This combo gives a very low "Q" factor. I built
one set of wheels (in the lower photos) from 32-hole Dura-Ace hubs
and Velocity Deep-V rims. Both front and rear are laced three-cross.
The front wheel uses Sapim Laser spokes, and the rear Wheelsmith
New York, NY