Adam's commuter was inspired by the style of old French porteur bicycles. The front rack was built to carry a 50+ pound load, and on the road side has a bright halogen light that is powered by the front generator hub. The light wiring runs internally through the rack. This bicycle also boasts a single stem mounted shifter and a 1 X 9 gearing -- very simple, clean and perfect for city riding. Adam's bicycle is very utilitarian, uncomplicated, and has a distinctive classic feel.
The bicycle was built as an around-town, city style bicycle. It's upright and comfortable, quick handling, even with weight in the bag. It's a fillet brazed frame, has a 5-piece fork and double chain stays to complement the style. The frame was painted to be somewhat understated and has subtle box-lining. There's an S & S coupler on the down tube and a breakaway style seat tube joint, which means you can separate the front and back halves of the bike and fit it all in a 26" x 26" travel case. The front rack breaks down as well, and it all fits in the case. This is one of the coolest bikes to come out of the shop in a while.
Ignacio's single speed 29er is a beauty. It's got stainless steel lugs with a brushed finish, a five-piece fork, matching lugged stem and all the "enhancements." There are split chain stays and a five-piece seat stay configuration. The single speed 29er has been around for a while, but the beauty of this one is in the details, and in the ride.
Wow, check out this beauty! It's a very clean version of the 650b revolution. Chris' bike is fillet brazed with 1X9 gearing, internally routed brake cables, a 5-piece fork (also with internally routed brake cable) with scallop-topped fork legs, double chain stays, crazy 5-piece "St. Johns" style seat stay configuration. It's got a simple, understated paint scheme to tone down all the flashiness in the design. And the best thing is that this bicycle is ready to hit the trails.
Evan can ride just about any two wheeled bike on its rear wheel, and I think he can do it indefinitely. This is right in front of the shop. I want to take him out and have him ride around town like this, just to see how long he can keep the front wheel off the ground. That's pretty amazing balance!