is the last bike for a while, I'll shoot my MB-1 and Witcomb when
I get a chance.
built this bike a few years back for my wife Mel, who needed a comfortable
road bike that could go on tours, dirt roads, and long rides, as
well as getting groceries, and commuting. The set up is fairly stock,
with a few exceptions: I found the SR Apex touring cranks at a local
shop, and set them up as a wide range double. The wooden fenders
were handmade by a friend of ours who custom made them for the bike,
with inlays that compliment the lug shore-lines. They are mainly
cherry, with burled maple inlays, and an ebony pin stripe. The hardware
was the best we could find at the time: SKS. Compared to other wooden
fenders, these are lighter and more flexible, which has been an
positive attribute. The plys used are single veneer layers, so where
a normal wooden fender might have 3-5 plys, these have 10 or so.
They are also (hard to see in the pictures) slightly rounded. The
rear bag (which looks better full) is a saddle bag that my wife
made for the bike. It's recycled wool with leather detailing and
brass hardware. Holds a raincoat, lunch, and a spare waterbottle
with room to spare.
bike is ridden on all surfaces and for all purposes in central PA.