Dave Wages of Ellis Cycles, www.elliscycles.com, past winner at NAHBS and the Cirque du Cyclisme, built this single speed road frame & fork for me in 2008-2009, just in time to display it built-up at the 2009 NAHBS show in Indianapolis, where he took "Best Lugged" for a frame with amazing stainless work.

Dave had worked for Serotta and Waterford for 10 years before going solo in 2008 and is a master at details and fit / design. The frame / fork were perfect in every way and he was quite helpful in making suggestions as the project went forward.

Here are Dave's web site pics of my frame before it left his shop: http://picasaweb.google.com/stevewages/HR_Paul_Germain_road?authkey=Gv1sRgCPfw9uCD4c-WrwE#

My bike is a 58cm built with mostly Columbus SLX. 73.5 degree head tube, 71.5 seat tube, with horizontal dropouts to accommodate wheel removal with fenders. I already had a pair of handmade wood fenders from River City Bicycles in Portland (www.fullwoodfenders.com) ready to go. We designed the frame to use 32mm tires - plenty fast, but rugged and comfy, too.

It has Campy dropouts, hand-carved lugs (extensive!), internal top tube cable routing, a semi-sloping fork crown, a White Duo 18/16 freewheel and a 44T chainring mated to a White Eno crankset.

Other components include:
Chris King headset White Eno hubs mated to Mavic 32h Open Pro rims
Panaracer 32mm Urban Max tires
Brooks Swift Ti saddle, antique brown
VO Grand Cru Seatpost
Ritchey WCS V4 pedals
TRP Eurox cantilever brakes in a "bronze" color - (The accent paint was chosen to match these.)
Dia-Compe BL-07 brake levers
Soma Urban Cross interrupter levers
Jagwire Switch silver cable housing
Grand Bois Randonneur handlebars
Cinelli cork tape with amber shellac and silver ODI aluminum end plugs
VO Moderiste bottle cages

Feel free to contact me if you're considering an Ellis!

Paul Germain
Midlothian, Virginia





Ellis Singlespeed Road - rear triangle details
Ellis Singlespeed Road - front end details
Ellis Singlespeed Road - side view
Ellis Singlespeed Road - dowtube details
Ellis Singlespeed Road - seat cluster details


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