me to share photos of my Sport Tourer hand built (with hand tools
only!) by Tom Oswald in Mansfield, PA (www.OswaldCycleWorks.com).
This bike was exhibited at the 2007
North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Tom is a past award winner
and a master craftsman, as you can see.
a 56cm made with Dedacciai tubes and Kirk Pacenti lugs and fork
crown. The color is a unique metallic copper (powder coat). It weighs
a little over 20 lbs. stripped for back road bombing or for centuries.
(I've used it for three centuries this year, including the "Mountains
of Misery" and Bridge-to-Bridge, both with 10,000 ft. of climbing
and mountain-top finishes. (Love that triple!) I have used fenders
& rack for this winter's rides and daily errand-running. I love
the versitile nature of this bike!
head angle is 72 degrees and 73 seat, with a low bottom bracket
and long stays for stability. Handling is neutral.
Shimano Ultegra 10-speed triple, derailers, shifters and hubs
Cane Creek headset
Paul touring cantilevers
Mavic Open Pro 32 hole rims with 28mm
Continental Ultra Gatorskins
Ritchey Biomax 44cm bars (shallow drop) with Thomson 110mm 73/107
(17 degree) stem
Thompson Master setback seatpost
Ritchey Logic WCS V4 titanium pedals (double-sided)
Saddles: Fizik Arione (club rides, etc.) / Brooks Swallow (longer
rides, light touring - someday)
Honjo hammered fenders, extra long
Carradice Junior saddlebag