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11:18AM

Bikes to England & Bikes for Sale

The Bespoked Handmade Bicycle Show in London is right around the corner. The show is from 11 - 13 April at the Lee Valley Velodrome. I'm really excited that I'm going to be a part of this event.

I'll be taking two bikes to show. One frame set, and a complete bike. Both are for sale. Both deserve a good home. 

The first bike I'll discuss is a road bike frame set.Road Bike, Show Bike

 

 The bike has stainless steel seat stays, chain stays, stainless fork legs and dropouts front and rear. The stays and legs have been polished and masked to give the bike the classic look of old chromed and painted bikes. But, in this case, the chrome will never peel. Also, look closely at the logo -- it's also stainless steel, brazed and polished. 

This frame is for sale, and comes with a few extras, including Paul Components Racer Medium brakes, a Chris King headset, Paul Comp. "Tall 'n Handsome" seat post, polished. It also has Honjo fenders, and a polished frame pump. The front rack and stem are also included. The asking price for all this is $4350. Please contact me if you are interested, or see me at the show in London. 

The frame dimensions are as follows: seat tube, 605 mm; top tube 590 mm; frame angles, 73 degree head tube, 73 seat tube; fork offset 58 mm; max. wheel size without fender 700 x 30c; with fender 700 x 28c; stem length 105mm with zero rise; chain stay length 420 mm; bb, British thread; standover height 855 mm. 

 Here is a link to more photos of the bike. (This link will navigate you away from this page. You'll have to use your "back" button to return to ahearnecycles.com)

 

The other bike I'm bringing to the show is the stainless steel touring bike.  

Stainless Steel Touring

I've talked about this bike in some detail already. You can see a the previous post about it here. Or, you can see a link to many more photos here (again, this link takes you away from the ahearnecycles.com website. You'll have to come use the "back" button to return, or open a new window -- sorry about that!)

I haven't yet decided what the price for this bike will be. As you can see, there is a lot going on, and a lot of hours, not to mention love (and fury) went into its construction. If you think this bike might be something you'd like to own, then let's discuss it. I'm happy to describe the features for you. There are many. 

The specs are as follows: This bike has a 620 mm seat tube, a 575mm top tube. The wheels are 26", and there is clearance for large tires. The seat angle is 73.5 degrees, head tube is 72 degrees. Fork offset is 60 mm. The standover is 880 mm as it now is. 

Please send all inquiries to: info (at) ahearnecycles.com

 

 

6:51AM

Emre Stainless Steel Road Bike

Stainless Steel BicycleEmre's bike is a full stainless steel lugged road bike. The geometry is more upright and relaxed than a racing bike, meant to be comfortable on longer rides. The frame design is pretty straight-forward. There is clearance for 28c tires and fenders, and the bike has a very minimal rear rack. Custom panniers are currently in the works from Philosophy Bags in Camas, Washington. 

Shiny Head Lug

One noteable thing about the bike is that I used the Pacenti Artisan lugset, which is now a piece of history. I'd had these lugs sitting around for a couple of years, and they are no longer being made. 

Shiny Seat LugI don't have much more to say about the bike. Understatement of the year is that there was a lot to polish. The finished product is pretty amazing. I think the photos speak way more than words can. I've included quite a few photos of the build process as well. Particularly of the steps involved in the down tube logo. The logo is laser cut stainless steel, brazed on and polished, then masked and the panel was etched, then re-polished. Quite a few steps, and pretty interesting I think. All the photos of the finished bike are by Arthur Smid.

8:19AM

Bill Alsup's Randonneur

Bill's bike is a very stylish randonneur with a lot of subtle features. It has all the requirements for long hours in the saddle, which is a good thing, because Bill will be riding it in the 2011 Paris-Brest-Paris. This bike, which Bill has named "Clara," uses a custom blend of True Temper tubing. The front and rear racks are minimal and to the point. Both front and rear lights are run off the generator front hub. The bike has...

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7:04PM

Eli Light Road

This light, sexy road bike was designed for comfort on the long rides. It's a very classy lugged frame with a small front rack for a handlebar bag, with an integrated light mount on the rack. The stem and fenders are powder coated to match, and the whole bike is a simple design that mixes the best of the classics with a taste for the modern.

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3:01PM

Lee R. Stainless Road

This is one of the fanciest bicycles on the road. It's a long distance, fast climbing, polished stainless lugged road bicycle. Many hours of work were put into the finishing polish of the stainless, and the effect is amazing. The final powder coat is shadowed with Celtic knot work, and the lugs are finely outlined for highlighting. Lee has put a lot of miles on his bike, and the reports have been good. He loves to climb and likes the century rides, which is exactly what this was built for. And it certainly catches the eye! Beautiful, light and fast!

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