Bike rides and 4x5s.
My latest build: Don Walker Pursuit Track
I bought this as a freshly restored frame and fork from Velo Cult last fall. I had a clear idea of what I wanted for this build, but I didn’t have the cash to do it paying full retail. (like I ever pay full retail) I spent several months crawling eBay and the internet for the specific parts I had in mind. Just about everything was new or NOS, other than the seatpost, BB, and crankset. I had my LBS lace up the wheels for me using Dura Ace 7600 track hubs and some NOS Mavic MA40s I picked up nearly five years ago. I’m loving these wheels. The geometry is perfect for me and I’m really pleased with how it this build came out.
Until next time!
Bike rides and 4x5s.
Moniker Cycle Horns by Taylor Simpson
This frame was on ebay earlier this week. I’ve wanted a Cyclops for ages; this one was just my size, but I just couldn’t scrape up the money. Someone got a deal on it, that’s for sure.
Here’s to 59 degree weather in January.
Stowe go fast.
My latest find is an early Don Walker track frameset. Don is the guy behind the North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show; he’s a sweet dude and an amazing frame builder. I met him briefly in 2009 at NAHBS in Richmond and, well, clearly I caught framebuildulosis.
Lucky me, I nabbed this frameset for an amazing price from one of Velo Cult’s ebay listings. I am so thrilled to have this in my collection; it will be built with great care and consideration, just like all of my other bikes.
Unfortunately, this garnet beauty will be going into witness protection, along with the rest of the menagerie. Moving sucks.
Campagnolo Support Car circa 1984
This rack is on ebay right now. (Believe it or not, it has been in my watch list for a couple of weeks) It was custom fabricated by Jimmy Flannigan, a former Campagnolo team mechanic who was working for Romic cycles. The tubing was a mix of Columbus and Reynolds, and all the dropouts were Campagnolo. This rack saw service in the Coors Classic, and a bunch of other great North American races during the 1980s.
Alberto Masi’s frame jig
Oh, one more thing, here’s the video of Carolina sourcing materials and working on her pieces. I really enjoyed watching the segment where she was working in her studio; the bins, stands, and motorized winch… I love to see how other people work. It reminded me of when I built my chandelier in 2008, I had to construct special truss system in order to assemble, test, and store it.