Note - Joe lives a car-free life in Missoula,
MT. His blog is here.
I pestered him to use these shots which he'd posted to the iBob
list, although as he said in an email, he was going to take better
ones soon. In the meantime, enjoy these and go
check out his blog.
a simple guy, and I've always had an urge to have just one bike.
I sat down and made a list of what I needed a bike to do without
fuss, and this is the result. I'll let you know how it goes. I'm
still lukewarm to the gears thing and may soon build an ENO wheel.
I get bored listing out all the equipment, but if you have any questions,
I'd be happy to answer them!
The Canti-Rom is a versatile frame. It takes true 32mm tires and
fenders with no tricks and plenty of clearance left over. The 700x42
IRC Mythos CX fits without fenders. The rear bridge is tapped for
fender mounting from below. The only minor annoyance is that the
fork corwn is bored out for a recessed allen, which requires a little
file work on SKS fender mounting tabs. I am a tough fit, but this
is the closest I've come. I have very long legs for my height (6
feet tall with a 93cm inseam), but my arms are normal length. Riv
sizing would place me on a 65-66 frame, but a 9.5cm stem+noodles
is perfect on this 63cm Romulus.
(for nerds and my own reference):
Frame/fork 63 C-T 2005 CantiRom Rim F Velocity Aerohead 32 Rim R
Velocity Aerohead OC 32 Spokes R Wheelsmith 290 14/17/14 Spokes
F Wheelsmith 290 14/17/14 Hub F Schmidt SON Hub R Phil Freewheel
BB Shimano UN-73 115 (+1 right) Cranks Shimano M-730 110/74 (Q=156,
triple chainline=45) Chainring(s) 26/36/46 BioPaceII Chain SRAM
PC-48 Cassette/Cog SunTour Winner Pro 13-24 7sp Pedals MKS RMX flat
pedals Headset Ultegra Stem Nitto Technomic 9cm Bars Nitto Noodle
46 Tape Bike Ribbon "Eleganza" Brake Levers Shimano BLR-600 Brake(s)
Shimano BR-732 Seatpost Ritchey Logic 27.2 Saddle Brooks B-17 Tires
Panaracer Pasela 700x"35" Tubes QBP F. Derailler SunTour XCE R.
Derailler Shimano Exage GS Shifters Silver DT Fenders SKS P-45,
w/"faux french flap" Rear Rack Nitto R-15 "Funny Boy" Front Rack
Nitto Mini Front Basket Wald Rear Pump Topeak Road