Spring has sprung at True North and while all the rain as of late might threaten to put a damper on a new season of riding, not to worry; we install a lot of fenders.


Paul’s new bike is one of the many bikes featuring fenders that go out the door here at True North. We believe bikes should be functional as well as beautiful and this bike certainly is both.


Paul’s bike features a painted Titanium frame with matching lugged steel fork made with internal wiring for the Schmidt SONdelux SL dyno hub. The SONdelux SL is pretty amazing hub as it does away with the need to connect and disconnect wiring when removing the wheel, the electrical connection is formed between the dropout and the hub. The wire from the dropout to the light is run internally through the fork leg. This bike features hand built wheels, Campagnolo Comp Triple components, Shimano long-reach brakes, Chris King headset, Eriksen Sweetpost and Gilles Berthoud Saddle. Lee stopped by the other day and has already logged 1900 km’s on the bike in the several weeks he’s owned it.


Chappy’s new bike is another painted Titanium frame and custom steel fork combo. Yet again, the fork features internal wiring for the Schmidt SON Delux hub. Chappy’s frame differs however in that it was designed to work with Paul centre-pull racer brakes. Chappy’s new bike features a Campagnolo Chorus drivetrain, Eriksen Sweetpost, Chris King headset and some very nice wooden fenders.


Here is a close up of the SONdelux hub. It is quickly becoming a favourite request at True North and we’ll have a few more bikes in the coming weeks that will feature this hub.


April’s pink 29er mountain bike is another great bike we’ve built in the last little while. Featuring hand built pink Chris King to Stans Crest wheels, matching pink Chris King headset, a SRAM/Shimano XT drivetrain 1×10 drivetrain, Formula brakes, Eriksen Sweetpost with pink hardware and a pink Salsa seat collar. We’re quite sure that April will be  ‘Tickled Pink’ with her new ride.


One of the more amazing bikes True North has built lately is Graydon’s Titanium Mixte. Yep, under that amazing paint job is a titanium mixte frame with an eccentric bottom bracket and matching custom  steel fork. With it’s built to match front rack, stainless steel fenders, Shimano Alfine internally geared hub and Schwalbe studded tires, this bike is built to conquer the city streets, park paths or just about anywhere you would care to take it.


A close up of the custom rack.


Craig already owns a steel True North road bike and for his new bike he decided to go with Titanium. Craig’s bike features Chorus 11 components, Campagnolo Zonda wheels, an Enve Fork, Chris King headset, Eriksen Sweet post and a Brooks saddle.


Finally, Ann’s new flat-bar road bike was designed to optimize both stand-over and tire clearance. It features Shimano long reach brakes, a Shimano/SRAM 2×10 drivetrain, Shimano Ultegra wheels and a Thudbuster seatpost.