June 23, 2009

Kitchey sink!

Andrew’s frame is what I usually call a “kitchen sink” model. It’s got everything (or well, it will when it’s done):
-S&S couplers
-Sliding dropouts
-Full cable stops
-Rack mounts
-Bottle opener
-Custom 100mm suspension corrected rigid fork (that’s long, baby!)
-Probably some other stuff that isn’t coming to mind at the moment.

Great bikes to do *anything* you want, but lots of work for me, and lots of little details to make sure and remember. All that junk adds up, too, weight and costwise. It’ll be a ~$1600 frame that weighs over 5.5 pounds.

But it’ll be worth it when Andrew can take his singlespeed on the plane for cheap, I think. Or his geared bike. Or whatever he wants.