Noel’s green machine

Noel is a very accomplished randonneur from Seattle.  He owns a few nice bikes, including a nice 650B bike that he got several years ago, so I was flattered when he asked me to make him another one.  He had a pretty clear idea in mind of what he was after, and since I’ve ridden a lot of miles with him I also had some ideas about what I thought would work well.

The bike has many of the usual details appreciated by randonneurs- a dynamo lighting system powered by a Schmidt hub with automatic connectors, lightweight tubeless 650bx42 tires, aluminum fenders, removeable lowrider racks for weekend trips…the only real surprise was the color!  I had expected something a little more subdued and would not have chosen the bright green, but I really like it.  Great choice Noel, see you on the road!

 

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Raw materials.

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Lower headlug, re-shaped.

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Taking shape!

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Making the indent where the fender attaches under the fork crown, just one of the many small details in a proper aluminum fender installation.

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Just needs pedals!

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Top end of Lezyne pump, Compass brake. I make a special modification to these pumps to allow mounting between pegs instead of with the awful clip they come with.

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Bottom end of Lezyne pump, MAP dropout.

 

One response

  1. Gérard

    Salut Corey, très belle randonneuse avec laquelle il ne va pas passer incognito; les badauds vont se retourner, c’est sûr !!!

    February 13, 2016 at 5:20 pm

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