Serge’s FGC

Serge’s FGC

When Craig Edwards of EE Cycleworks suggested that his excellent brake design could be modified to offer greater tire clearance with the same performance, building a travel bike was one application I thought it would be perfect for. Traveling with disc brakes can be fine, but the chances of a rotor getting bent or having a problem with hydraulics seem higher than the ease of having a rim brake. And with the brake able to clear up to a 44mm tire with plenty of clearance, this enabled me to create a non-hydraulic, non-electronic Folding Gravel Concept. The brakes use a custom placement of direct mount bosses, so a custom steel fork was required. Serge also asked for a custom stem – he liked the look of my non-removable faceplate bar clamp design. So to enable ease of removing the bars for packing, I split and shimmed the Ritchey handlebar.

With polished silver headset, hubs and crank from White Industries, Serge asked for stainless seatstays to match, and a custom low-rider front pannier rack was created in stainless too. For the shifting, the 1x crank is matched to an 12spd e-thirteen cassette, which is driven by a SRAM doubletap shifter modified for 12spd with a Ratio Technology upgrade kit. A set of Portland Design Works fenders were painted to match by Colorworks. The complete weight with fenders, rack and cages is 21.8lbs.

 

 

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