Monday, July 9, 2007

A recent Goodrich


It's what I consider to be a club racer. By that I mean it's a bike that's built as a race bike but is a little more practical. This is accomplished by building the frame and fork around standard reach brakes and maxing out the brake reach. This creates the maximum amount of space between the tire and the brake arch. Also fender mounts are on the drop outs and bridges. The additional clearances and mounting points come with virtually no penalties unless you consider an additional 8 grams a penalty. The bike can be built in many configurations. It could be outfitted with 23mm tires and be at home in a race. Or if the rider desired there's room for 28mm tires and fenders. I know not everyone will always want to ride with fenders but sometimes it's nice to have them and it's even nicer to know the bike doesn't limit your options. The frame is built with Richard Sachs lugs and crown and Columbus .7-.4-.7 tubes. The stem is fillet brazed and nickel plated.

3 comments:

dbrk said...

Wait..wait...I resemble this bicycle! I wish I had photographed it for the three days it was built with Record Ergo and no fenders...But surely this is a bike without compromises and while the current build---DA9 dt shifters and Honjos---better suits my riding and my tastes, I often wonder why more bikes aren't built to this level of versatility in style. Truly, this is a bike for all seasons and every speed. Thanks for a GREAT bike, Curt!!
Douglas

BB said...

Curt,

Are there any additional photos of this bike? It looks gorgeous, but I would love to see more photos if possible, especially close ups.

-BB

Pete Mckeon said...

I really like this bike and now know what I want mine to be....it is PURE LUST and I find the versatility really appeals to me.

Additionally I like your explanation of build, fork, and the sharing of your experiences.

PETE