Pam’s unfortunate accident on her carbon bicycle became our good fortune and allowed us the amazing opportunity to build her one of a kind custom bicycle. Her only requirement on finishing were the words “Not all those who wander are lost” from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. This, and the beautiful Kentucky forest and mountain terrain that surround us here in South Eastern Kentucky was the inspiration for the themed finish. Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brake drive train with lightweight carbon finishing kit from FSA and Vision complete this very unique bicycle.
This steel racing frame is crafted from a selection of Dedacciai Zero steel tubing. Nick (24) is a Cat. 2 criterium racer and was looking for a stiff racing bike with some compliance so he would not get beat up on a century ride. The frame is draped in Shimano Dura Ace mechanical with Paul Klamper disc brakes. Bontrager XXX completes the cockpit. An FSA Powermax crankset keeps Nick’s numbers in front of him and the Vision TriMax wheels with tubeless Schwalbe Pro 1 tires keep him railing through the corners. It took 10 weeks of collaboration to finalize the paint design and we are thrilled with the result.
Scott, a fireman in Colorado, was looking for a “do it all” titanium MTB. Commuting, trail riding, pump track and dirt jumping with bar spins. This was a really enjoyable challenge putting everything into a single package. The most special detail on this build is the custom titanium stem designed with moto style brake line routing, however, we wanted a clean design for the routing so we put it through the bottom of the stem and not the usual way through the stem cap. Scott selected top of the range SRAM XX1 Eagle finishing kit to grace his frame. A RockShox Pike fork and limited edition Spank wheels finish this dream build. Scott’s comments on receiving his custom bicycle were “expectations exceeded”.