Mike from HFC took a couple of nice pics of our parts I have to share.
This is a picture of our Audax brake adapter fitted to Mike’s custom Kyoso frame. It’s CNC machined from a billet Grade 7 Titanium block and then hand finished. This adapter allows use of short reach brakes or long reach brakes on the same frame. It could also be used for conversion on older framesets that were designed primarily for long reach brakes. I will probably add a vertical tapped hole for providing mounting support for fender as well. A versatile little piece!
Our ‘X-Wing’ Titanium bidon cages. They really look great on the Ti bikes. Water cut from Grade 3 Titanium and then hand welded and matte finished. These are prototype cages and I’m going to take suggestions on how to improve them.
And of course a picture of the man, himself, and the bike!
A couple of sneak peeks of frames just delivered:
Looks pretty tame right? NO! Purebred Ti framset custom designed by yours truly to meet the rigors of serious pilgrimage . Couplers? Yes! Beltdrive? Yes! EBB? Yes! More beef than Wendy’s? Yes! Wait until you see the final build. Until then – you are welcome to weep in desire. Oh , yeah , it costs less than the left-you-know-what you paid for your last ride.
My PBP frame. Designed for a friend who is light, loves the hills, sits back on the saddle and prefers his position upright and his coffee strong. Combination of Ti tubing to give a very supple, yet high road transfer feel. Couplers of course and set more inward to fit in minimally small package or more convenient for portage (i.e. Trabant boots) All cables are external, triple bidon mounts, fender mounts, lighting feng shui, stealth matte finish. You will miss this bike sitting on the roadside cafe. But that’s the point, the bike is what it is – transparent and fully integrated to your journey. Are you riding the Silk Road? Or is it riding you?
This is how we roll. One frame at a time.