promised my son a new bicycle to replace his old Schwinn hand-me-down
college beater, and he asked for a classic tourer. I started this
one, my first, in November 2008 at the UBI frame building school
in Ashland, OR, and I finished the painting and build the following
April in time for his college graduation.
geometry is a relaxed 72 1/2 degrees with long 450mm chain stays
and an 80mm bottom bracket drop. The fork crown is Everest's cyclocross
unit, and the tubing is Dedacciai throughout. I used Henry James
lugs wherever possible. The front dropouts are Henry James stainless
with polished faces, but I had to braze stainless faces onto the
Richard Sachs rears. The racks are mounted to tabs that I chopped
out of bar stock on the mill and brazed to the frame and forks.
All of the frame brazing was done with silver.
are Shimano XT, as are the hubs. I built the wheels using Velocity
Synergy rims (OC in the rear) with DT Apline III spokes. Seatpost,
stem, handlebars and racks are Nitto, the pedals are Velo-Orange
and the crank is a square taper triple from Sugino. Cantilever brakes
are Tektro with Cane Creek levers, and the seat is a Brooks B-17.
fortunate to live in Lexington, Kentucky, the heart of one of the
most beautiful bicycling regions in America.