Allow me to share photos of my Sport Tourer hand built (with hand tools only!) by Tom Oswald in Mansfield, PA ( This bike was exhibited at the 2007 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Tom is a past award winner and a master craftsman, as you can see.

It's a 56cm made with Dedacciai tubes and Kirk Pacenti lugs and fork crown. The color is a unique metallic copper (powder coat). It weighs a little over 20 lbs. stripped for back road bombing or for centuries. (I've used it for three centuries this year, including the "Mountains of Misery" and Bridge-to-Bridge, both with 10,000 ft. of climbing and mountain-top finishes. (Love that triple!) I have used fenders & rack for this winter's rides and daily errand-running. I love the versitile nature of this bike!

The head angle is 72 degrees and 73 seat, with a low bottom bracket and long stays for stability. Handling is neutral.

Component list:
Shimano Ultegra 10-speed triple, derailers, shifters and hubs
Cane Creek headset
Paul touring cantilevers
Mavic Open Pro 32 hole rims with 28mm
Continental Ultra Gatorskins
Ritchey Biomax 44cm bars (shallow drop) with Thomson 110mm 73/107 (17 degree) stem
Thompson Master setback seatpost
Ritchey Logic WCS V4 titanium pedals (double-sided)
Saddles: Fizik Arione (club rides, etc.) / Brooks Swallow (longer rides, light touring - someday)
Honjo hammered fenders, extra long
Carradice Junior saddlebag

Paul Germain
Midlothian, Virginia





Oswald Sport Tourer - side view


Oswald Sport Tourer - seat lug detail


Oswald Sport Tourer - head lug details




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