Wages of Ellis Cycles,
past winner at NAHBS
and the Cirque du Cyclisme,
built this single speed road frame & fork for me in 2008-2009, just
in time to display it built-up at the 2009 NAHBS show in Indianapolis,
where he took "Best Lugged" for a frame with amazing stainless work.
had worked for Serotta and Waterford for 10 years before going solo
in 2008 and is a master at details and fit / design. The frame /
fork were perfect in every way and he was quite helpful in making
suggestions as the project went forward.
are Dave's web site pics of my frame before it left his shop: http://picasaweb.google.com/stevewages/HR_Paul_Germain_road?authkey=Gv1sRgCPfw9uCD4c-WrwE#
bike is a 58cm built with mostly Columbus SLX. 73.5 degree head
tube, 71.5 seat tube, with horizontal dropouts to accommodate wheel
removal with fenders. I already had a pair of handmade wood fenders
from River City Bicycles in Portland (www.fullwoodfenders.com)
ready to go. We designed the frame to use 32mm tires - plenty fast,
but rugged and comfy, too.
has Campy dropouts, hand-carved lugs (extensive!), internal top
tube cable routing, a semi-sloping fork crown, a White Duo 18/16
freewheel and a 44T chainring mated to a White Eno crankset.
Chris King headset White Eno hubs mated to Mavic 32h Open Pro rims
Panaracer 32mm Urban Max tires
Brooks Swift Ti saddle, antique brown
VO Grand Cru Seatpost
Ritchey WCS V4 pedals
TRP Eurox cantilever brakes in a "bronze" color - (The accent paint
was chosen to match these.)
Dia-Compe BL-07 brake levers
Soma Urban Cross interrupter levers
Jagwire Switch silver cable housing
Grand Bois Randonneur handlebars
Cinelli cork tape with amber shellac and silver ODI aluminum end
VO Moderiste bottle cages
free to contact me if you're considering an Ellis!