It's been awhile since I've built up a bike, and I've had this frame for over a year. But here it is now with a combination of parts on hand and parts sourced from Velo-Orange.

It's the P/R Mk II from Kogswell. A frame designed for 650B wheels and fenders, and low trail for front load carrying. It is powder coated black for durability and timelessness. Components were chosen for looks as well as function and the only bolt on components (aside from the contact points) that aren't silver are the brass bell and the handlebars. I plan on replacing the handlebars at some point.

Velo-Orange supplied the bell, decaleur, fenders, brakes, water bottle cages, and leather mud flap. Wheels are Ultegra hubs (7s shifted by 8s Campy Record brifters and rear derailleur) laced to Velocity 650B Aeroheads from Chainring Transit Authority. Tires are Grand Bois Hetres, 42 mm. Cranks and front derailleur are Shimano Dura Ace. Rounding out the build are Campagnolo seat post, Flite gel saddle, Time pedals, Nitto M12 rack, Titek Malone bar, Velox bar plugs, Fizik bar tape, and a California Innovations cooler bag.

I'm sure this build will change, but not very much. It rides very, very smooth due to a combination of the frame design and the tires. I'm looking forward to putting many kilometres on this bike.

Device for Rooting Out the Devil is by Dennis Oppenheim.





Kogswell P/R Mk II - side view

Kogswell P/R Mk II - rear angly view

Kogswell P/R Mk II - rear view


Kogswell P/R Mk II - bottle cage detail
Kogswell P/R Mk II - alongside a unique perspective

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