Here's a bike for John Reynolds of Birmingham, England.
John's bike was built for aggressive trail riding and a longer travel fork,
what we like to call the Thunder Monkey.
Stainless/black ano dropouts are becoming a favorite option.
John wanted routing for a rear brake, derailleur, and dropper post.
What would more more appropriate than a British threaded bottom bracket?
Straight top tube for enough standover to get rad,
but most importantly, to stay rad.
I was really interested in exploring a paint design that could
translate from one tube to the next. Tube junctions, particularly
the head tube, are the hardest to mask and paint because
all the disparate compound curves and angles tend
to buck any ability to maintain a pattern's continuity.
Trying to keep the circles round and concentric as they
go from tube to tube was pretty challenging and fun.