Thomas’s singlespeed gravel bike

Thomas’s singlespeed gravel bike

Thomas approached me as a founder of Bicycle House Austin, where we decided to work together to provide a custom build option for his customers. Thomas was also interested in a bike for himself, which was a great way for him to understand my process.

The design brief was a clean, purposeful single-speed gravel bike. To meet those goals the frame has an integrated seatmast with internal wedge seatpost – here the tubing was custom externally butted to tune the ride quality and shave some grams, and a Thomson seatpost was modified to fit. There is an eccentric BB for ease of tensioning the chain. Chainstays were carefully shaped for tire and chainring clearance, and the seatstays have a gentle curve to match.

Up front, an Enve fork matches the tire clearance of the rear, and is paired with a Black Inc bar/stem. Everything beautifully painted to match by Colorworks.

Thomas’s own write up on the build can be found here, and thanks to him for the finished bike photos.


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