Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hump Bike-Trout Task Leprechaun

This beaut caught my eye as soon as I saw it.  Forest green paint is a sucker punch for me and all the lovers, of things Irish, Boston and Notre Dame, right Chowder?:

Albert Eisentrout built bike frames in 1980's, through the dark ages of US handbuilts, along with other good company: DavidsonSachs, Rock Lobster steel handbuilders then and now.  These bikes feature a variety of progressive ideas,: fastback stays, sloping fork crowns, tig welding.

The custom 1 in Aheadset stem is where we find opportunities and commitments.  Therein lies the task: how to keep the bike aging, appropriately with its owner (and it's owner's back, scaphoid....).  Again, bikes with King headsets are special. No commitments here:

D/A to go with that:

Big jockey wheels mean a greater radius yielding less frictional loss...yeah, yeah, yeah..This bike's from the last millennium, GS cage! These guys thought it's cool to ride TDF with big jockey wheels, but where are they now?  This bike will be around for a long time.

Eastbay represent!

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