Friday, February 5, 2010

An Even More Perfect Vehicle?

Storm Ride, originally uploaded by protorio.
I might as well jump right in on what looks to be the next direction here. I suspect I'm about to start chronicling my shift over the last few months from the obsession with motorcycles that held sway over the last twelve years to a focus on bicycles.

Here we have a Rivendell Bicycle Works Custom Protovelo that comes pretty darn close to being exactly what I have in mind for my next bicycle. It's a 650b randonneur. White 42mm Grand Bois Hetre tires, fenders, drop bars, cantilever brakes, front rack, leather saddle and classy Acorn bags. The finish is clear coat over raw steel.

For more info on the full build, please see Estaban D's flickr set on the bike, with lots of luscious photos.

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