Alex has built – from scratch – a beautiful bicycle. This is his first “from scratch” bike ever, and the culmination of something like 9~12 months of slow, methodical work. Alex is known among us as a metal worker, a rack builder – even the creator of a couple hacked up and rebuilt cargo bikes. And now, the father of the Gifford.
It’s a 650b touring bike with racks and fenders and a 14 speed Rohloff internally geared hub. And it might be the nicest bike I’ve ever ridden. Dynamo front hub, 3 water bottle cages on the triangle, will take 2″ knobbies without fenders, eccentric bottom bracket… Go read his blog. He talks about the bike and a few blog entries back and you can see the process he took to get here.
Meant to write this two weeks ago when he rode it to the .83 Greenlake Race of Champions. Nicely done Alex.