hi Jim,

Attached are pics of my five year old touring/travel/commuting bike, with the frame built by i-bob Rich Powers. The frame geometry is fairly conventional for this sort of bike. The lugs, the S&S couplers, and the assorted braze-ons are all quite nice, as is the paint job. The braze-ons are quite numerous, including the usual rack, fender, and bottle fittings, as well as canti bosses. The fork has mid-fork fender fittings, and a fitting on the left blade solely for the attachment of the headlight. The top tube has small loops brazed on to allow the fastening of the wires for the rear lights. The lugs are from Long Shen, and include an "arrowhead" shape, instead of the conventional point. The dropouts are stainless Henry James.

The bike has tolerated roughly 20,000 miles of use and abuse so far. This includes trips to Spain, crossings of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Colorado. It has been used for commuting in all seasons, in rain, snow, and hail. I've included one picture that was taken during the frame's assembly. It shows the details of the BB shell. Very nice.

best regards, Steve Kurt Peoria, IL


Rich Powers - drivetrain

 Rich Powers - non drive view
Rich Powers - bb detail


Rich Powers - seat lug detail 
 Rich Powers - drive side view
Rich Powers - bottom bracet during frame build

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