My new bike
Brian From Circle A has finished my custom frame and fork.
There’s more pictures and a slide show at the Circle A website
That’s right, lugged steel baby.
This thing has been a long time comin’. Twelve years and maybe 15,000 miles ago I bought a used trek hybrid so I think I got my money’s worth out of “Moose.” It’ll become the guest bike (either that or I’m gonna roll it off a cliff into a bonfire).
Not too many things in this world are handmade and built by the person who designed it. This bike is the work of Brian Chapman of Providence, Rhode Island from start to finish.
In a few weeks I should have this puppy outfitted with components (silver components for this old school R.G.; Nitto stem and bars, Sram rival drivetrain, 50/34 compact crank and a 12/25 cassette, Paul racer centerpull brakes, Eggbeater pedals) and be out and about riding. (an advance thank you to mr. Ten Speed Carpenter for volunteering to build it out and educamacate me about how that all works). I’ll post pics later this summer when all is said and done. I’m rather interested to see how much differently this handles as I move from a hybrid to road bike geometry, and hopefully that it is a tad easier to haul up the hills than the tank-like Moose.
In my dreams the bossman gives me a two week paid vacation and I ride this thing across the state, searching out back roads and north carolina eateries and breweries, ending up at the beach for some body surfing. In reality, I stop typing now and get back to work so I can make some money to buy tires.