Green Gravel Grinder, Lugged Steel, 700c wheels
Frame, Fork, Steering Lock, Front Rack, Chris King Head Set, Pump: $4135 (or make an offer)
This multi-use bicycle is going to make someone very happy. The frame uses classic diameter tubes and Henry James lugs, Campagnolo 1010a rear dropouts (long front-opening horizontal dropouts good for single speed, internally geared hubs or traditional external drive train). It has a split plate fork crown, steering lock, kickstand plate, and routing for internal light wiring through the frame. The front rack is a low-rail basket style, has DiBond base plates (light, durable, weatherproof), and has a front light mount and routing for internal wiring through the rack struts. The bike is meant for 700c wheels and with fenders can easily fit 45c tires. Without fenders there is clearance for 2.0" knobby tires. The steering lock on the head tube will keep the rack from flopping to the side when parked, and the kickstand plate, well, you know what that's for. The powder coat is dark green and the panel is a lightly metallic off white. You can see the metallic orange highlights in the logo, the space in the fork crown, and in the windows in the bottom bracket and the seat stay bridge supports. This bike has a longer top tube and was intended to run the Ahearne/MAP swept back handlebar. The bike was intended for cantilever or linear pull brakes, and the pump is situated between the twin top tubes. The reason for two top tubes is to help stabilize the length of the bike from front to back using traditional 1" diameter tubes, and having a rack up front that's meant to haul up to about 30 pounds. If you have that much weight on the front of the bike you'll be happy to have the added strength and stability for the quality and handling of the ride.
The bike comes with everything mentioned above, including the Chris King head set. We'd be happy to help you choose parts and to assemble the bike for you if you'd like. Please send all inquiries to info(at)ahearnecycles.com.
Bike specifications as follows:
Top Tube: length 615 mm, diameter 25.4 mm (both top tubes), horizontal -- no slope
Seat Tube: 590 mm, angle 73 degrees, diameter 28.6 mm
Head Tube: length 176 mm (includes 25 mm extension), angle 73 degrees, diameter 31.8 mm
Bottom Bracket Drop: 75 mm
Chain Stay: length 450 mm
Rear Axle Spacing: 130 mm
Fork: length 410 mm axle to crown, rake 65 mm, trail 44 mm