If you had to own just one bike, this might be one for consideration. Mark’s new bike features a steel frame, S and S couplings (very popular as of late) and long reach brakes. Which means this bike is dependable, easy to travel with and incredibly versatile.
Mark could put on some light weight 23c tires and race this bike or he might put on some more durable 28c tires, fenders and racks and go touring. Then again, he could ditch the fenders, slap some high volume 32c tires on his bike and go explore dirt roads and rail trails.
Fortunately for Mark, we don’t enforce a one bike limit and this bike will compliment a beautiful Dura Ace equipped road bike he got from us several years back.
This bike features a Chris King headset, hand built wheels featuring Campagnolo Record hubs laced to Ambrosio Excellight rims and a full 11 speed Campagnolo Athena drivetrain. We decided to use the new KMC X11 SL chain on this bike; normally we’re a big fan of Wipperman chains because of their durable and dependable nature, as well as their easy to use quick link. The only trouble is that Wipperman doesn’t yet make an 11 speed chain and quick links make packing an S and S coupling bike a breeze. KMC chains are quite popular aftermarket chains for mountain bikes so we’re quite certain it’ll handle the long miles Mark will ride.
Sean recently finished a repaint on an older Specialized Tandem. The colour is really cool and will change depending on how the light hits it.
We also installed some S and S couplings on an older titanium Litespeed frame this week.Â It’s getting a two-tone black and orange powder coat paint job.
I’ll leave you with a photo of Hugh in action.