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Large Tire Road Bike

July 15th, 2008 Hugh

This custom steel road bike is built around long reach caliper brakes with lots of room for 700x32C tires. The owner will be commuting into Guelph with the bike as well as road riding, so we’ve set the bike up with two sets of wheels – Ultegra SL wheels for road riding, and handbuilt wheels using DT Swiss TK 7.1 trekking rims, DT Competition Spokes and 36H Ultegra hubs for gravel road and commuter riding. The bike is built up with Ultegra SL, Shimano long reach calipers, Selle Italia Flight GelFlow saddle, Salsa 46cm Pro Road Handlears and a Chris King Headset.

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Custom Titanium Road Bike

June 24th, 2008 Hugh

Here are some shots of another custom titanium road bicycle with a carbon rear end and custom wet paint. The colour is a really cool ‘glam’ kermit green, with very fine metal flake. The photos do not do it justice. The bike is built up with the Shimano Ultegra SL group, matching SL wheels, a Selle Italia Lady GelFlow saddle, and an anatomical, women-specific TTT-EVA handlebar.

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Painted Ti Roadbike

June 13th, 2008 Hugh

Here is one for you, Phil: this road bike is built around long reach caliper brakes and room for 35C tires or more. The owner has back problems, so the frame is build with a lot of head tube extension to get the bars higher without loosing stand over clearance. The frame is titanium with curved seatstays for a softer ride. Between the Ti frame and the 30C tires, the ride will be smooth without compromising drive train stiffness. With a full Ultegra SL build and a full carbon Alpha Q CS25 fork, the bike is very light. We are using Schwalbe’s 700x30C folding bead Marathon Racer tires, which are light and fast.

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Painted Ti and Campy Chorus

May 16th, 2008 Hugh

This is the third in a string of beautiful custom road bikes this week. This bike is a custom titanium frame with shaped, butted tubes and a carbon fiber rear triangle. The front triangle is painted a rich candy orange. The True North logo on the downtube is masked in the paint, revealing the underlying titanium. The bike is build up with Campagnolo Chorus parts and Campy Eurus wheels.

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