Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Steelman...

Finished the build on this beautiful Steelman last week.  The owner has several other single-speeds from some of the Bay Area's finest builders:  Soulcraft, Rock Lobster, Steve Potts.  The builds on all of them also give the nod to the area's component makers:  White Industries, Phil Wood, Paul Components.  Having multiple bikes with pretty much the same build might seem boring to some, but they bikes all have different personalities and when one finds a recipe that works, one tends to stick with it.  In this case, the owner has developed his own recipe and sticks with it in his business as well.  Focus and consistency. 

Steelman
That 2.4 Ardent tire got changed out to a 2.35 Nevegal and looks much better - not that a fat tire looks bad, it just looks out of proportion and sometimes, visuals are important too.

Steelman Handpainted
The frame was painted by Keith Anderson and the logos were hand painted as well, not decals.

Steelman/Phil

Steelman/King

Steelman

Ilaria
Ilaria

Steelman

Steelman/Paul/White Ind.

Steelman/White Ind.

Steelman/Paul

Steelman/Paul

Steelman/Phil/White Ind

Steelman

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2 comments:

G.O. said...

Can I ask what is the saddle height or how tall is the rider?

blackmountaincycles said...

He's about 5'11"