Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Carbon/Ti 650B Randonneur Bike: Part Deux

Here you'll find an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the build process for the second (and final) carbon-tubed, titanium-lugged randonneur bike (the first one debuted at last year's San Diego Custom Bike Show, details here and here). Bruce designed, fabricated and hand-filed the titanium lugs and dropouts, and Mike Lopez and his crew at Serotta Composites made the tubing required and assembled the thing. This one was built for Mike's personal collection and is a bit smaller than Bruce's carbon/ti rando bike.

With no further ado, we present to you: The Process.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Next Weekend!

The San Diego Custom Bicycle Show is happening next weekend, April 8, 9, and 10. Bruce will be there with a new custom-built bike which may look a little familiar to some of you. I'll put some previews up this week, as well as a new video of the build process.

Here in Sonoma County, we've had some perfect pre-spring weather for trail riding in Annadel or weekend touring to the coast. If you're planning a tour for the summer, now's the time to order some racks, new panniers, fancy cantis, strapless clips, or even a complete new bike. What better way to celebrate good weather, higher gas prices, and (hopefully) a hefty tax return?

Go outside. Go for a ride. Enjoy the wildflowers on North Burma or the California newts on Marsh Trail. Treat yourself to breakfast at Howard's after an overnight trip to the coast. Get off the computer and have a great, great weekend.