Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Full Blown Touring

Steve Brawley is the recipient of this touring rig.
This bike was built for one thing in mind: loading up,
and being able to comfortably go the distance,
no matter where that might be.

While the bike may look gentlemanly enough,
it will fit a 45c knobby tire, just in case the
desire for a gravel road tour strikes.
Not that gentle people can't ride dirt roads...

I've decided that painting or pin striping lugs
is the hardest paint job around.
It takes so much concentration and technical ability.
More than I've got, anyway.

Plain and simple lug lines.

Here are some more of those racks that so
carefully repeat the lines of the bike.

I've already told Steve that if he
doesn't want this bike, for whatever reason,
I'll happily take it back.

Music pick: Jawbox
Just dissonant enough to remember
that is was the 90's in DC.
Good stuff.
I like them very much. Always have.


joel said...

best in show!

reverend dick said...

The bent fender stays?

blackcatbicycles said...

aw, shucks.

Nick said...

Love it.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Great song choice too!


George Swain said...
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George Swain said...

Loved this bike when I saw it in Paved. I have a light blue IF in production which will be built up with Honjo fenders and a Brooks Team Pro saddle. After seeing your masterpiece, I've decided to switch to silver components and white cables and bar tape. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

that is a thing of beauty