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Emre Stainless Steel Road Bike

Process, RoadJulie2 Comments

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.

Bill Alsup's Randonneur

RandonneurJoseph2 Comments
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...

Eli Light Road

RoadJoseph
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.

Lee R. Stainless Road

RoadJoseph
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!