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!