This is basically
what I discussed with Steve regarding the new bike (some things I already
had, like the saddle and pedals, the rest he supplied):
Steel touring frame
(road). He uses Reynolds 725 for S&S coupled bikes.
S&S couplings with DaVinci cable splitters.
Mavic rims, 36 hole (presta valve), straight, not butted, spokes.
Clearance for 1.75" tires plus good fender clearance.
Vertical dropouts, not horizontal.
Shimano XT group; 9 sp. 44/32/22, 11-32.
Cranks - 170's.
Quill (threaded) stem - not Ahead.
V-brakes with Travel Agent.
Deda Anatonic handlebar - 40cm.
Saddle: Brooks B-66 saddle.
Shimano 536 pedals.
Imron wet coat color #4441 (Dark aqua metallic). (Changed my mind from
this to Candy Apple Red metallic [which I didn't like when I saw the actual
paint chip], and then to Sovereign Blue - with clear coat.)
Chain stay more in
range of 43-44cm than 45. (So, slightly shorter than the "usual"
All the "usual" touring brazeons.
Rack and fender eyelets (I plan to use Blackburn low-ride in front).
Mid-fork bosses (for the low-rider rack)
April 25, 2003
Steve Rex Bike
Now a Touring Bike
Choosing Steve Rex as the frame builder
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