John’s custom road

John likes to ride long distances, on varied surfaces, and has some neck issues requiring a fairly upright position. He wanted a light bike for all the climbing, but comfortable for all day riding, with larger clinchers on dependable wheels. And an integrated rear light for the really long days!

The resulting build comes in at just under 14lbs with 25C clinchers. The frame features a tall headtube with a carbon insert, an integrated seatmast with a modified Thomson head (adjustable via an internal wedge), and shaped s-bend chainstays to give clearance for up to 28C tires (the biggest that will fit under the standard reach EE brakes). Internal cable routing keeps everything clean, whilst pump pegs under the toptube prevent messing around with a mini-pump on those long days out.

Flat black with black decals gives a nice stealthy look, along with the decal-less NoTubes rims, Alchemy hubs, Calfee BarStem and Super Record parts. The Exposure Lights Flare rear light is secured via an internal bolt, but the rechargable battery can be accessed by unscrewing the lens.

I’m at almost 2000 miles since I started riding the bike in earnest on March 30. I love it so much that I’m selling my other bikes, aside from the Herse. Thank you!

 

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