for a Jersey boy. Jim Redcay built lovely frames; every one I remember
seeing had unique details: his own lug profiles, cut-outs, cable/casing
guides, etc. His fastback seatstay treatment became something of
a trademark, though I think I've seen semi-wrap stays as well.
frame epitomizes my sport-tour geometry ideal. Fast, nimble yet
stable, comfortable over long miles and/or bad roads---just a lovely
ride relatively unloaded. Has all the doo-dads you'd need for racks
and bags, and probably rides pretty well fully-loaded, but I'm not
likely to find that out soon.
Sugino & Dia-Compe components, mostly (the infamous "JEX Group"
of anti-Shimano component makers), with a cool set of overbuilt
Phil-hubbed 40h wheels. I'm favoring double cranks with wide freewheels
these days, especially when I'm not hauling panniers. Righteous
Brooks-n-Nitto in the cockpit. Paint is supposedly a Brian Baylis
respray, in a very light blue/purple pearlescent that doesn't much
ignite me. The color is a little washed-out in the overview shot.
commute on it when it gets neglected for too long. I seldom wake
up early enough to give it the miles it deserves. I'm not worthy.....