Had the opportunity to see this today, complete with Mafac cantilevers. 650B goodness
Mike also showed me his latest brushed headbadges:
Soma Double Cross DC
Love the color scheme and plenty of braze ons.
Eyelets for fenders on the front fork as well?
Looks like it's worth a million and built for business. The placement of the braze-ons are really slick.
whats that one braze on the left seat stay for?
didn't notice the light mount. i meant this one:
A hoop to lock your saddle too
Some sort of IGH routing with the second set of cable guides on the top tube?
A tip of the hat to the builder, no doubt.
Is the frame built from True Temper or ?
Or a dyno... that would make more sense...
Rear brake cable housing stop
Wire guide for lighting
Pump peg (center)
Rear brake cable housing stop under downtube, paired with wire guide for lighting (three guides under the TT in total)
That paint is so delicious. I want to eat your bike.
These should sell very well for him, as this has it all.
Have you had a chance to ride one with a loaded front bag ?
Fantastic frame, he does beautiful work! If I ever decide to splash out on a full custom frame, I'm going local.
Beautiful bike. Great options for whatever you want on it. I'm sure it's not something I'd have the money for, but I sure hope a lot of people do and he sells a lot of them. I'd be afraid to mess up that paint, though. It's almost Too good.
Most of them differ depending on the maximum tire size the frame was designed for though, so I dare say not all ride alike.
Does Mike TF do his own paint and finish work? Simply stunning! The badges are collector items in their own right. How does he get around using the Olympic Rings? Or are they just different enough to pass the IOC's scrutiny?
I was wondering just why there were two brake cable brazeons, canits and a drum seemed odd. very beautiful bike. you guys have really broadend my view and apprecation of many different styles and kinds of bikes over the last few years. a few short years ago, I would have said "OH a touring bike nice" now I amd really begining to apprecaite the the details of fine handbuilt tourera dn randonneurer.
thanks for letting your knowledge and love of great old (and new) functional bikes sink in just a bit.
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
I see that he used the new Nitto M13 rack, which is designed for 650B bikes. Very nice frame! It sounds like he thought of all the details.
This is one of my all-time favorites - it has a very crisp, C&Vesque paint job:
We spoke about the possibility of doing a fully painted badge, though that remains on the drawing board for the present. Here's another variant:
Build a drop bar do-it-all MTB!
For Sale / Trade:
1970's? Santa Maria F/F - Italian - 57cm ST/56cm TT
1988 Cannondale SM1000 MTB F/F 20" ST/ 56cm TT
Kuwahara Puma MTB F/F - 19" ST/56cm TT
Trek 7000 MTB F/F -17" ST/55cm TT
Alpine MTB F/F - 23" ST/59cm TT
Ross Hi-Tech MTB F/F - 20" - 21" ST/57cm TT
Peugeot PR10 Road F/F - 62.5cm ST/60cm TT
I had the opportunity to see one of these frames at a shop in Ft. Lauderdale recently. I think it was a 650b model similar to the yellow one above, but in dark blue and loaded with the snazzy details - card suit cutouts on the inner tang of the fork crown, etc...