NAHBS 2011 – Igleheart’s Trick PBP Randonneuring Bike and More
Clever touches to the shifting cables, lights and electronics made it really stand out among the other bikes at the show built for the same 80+ hour rando ride in August. For example, there are two sets of shifters on the bike and a trick push button for the lights built into the top cap.
Details, and their Trail Poacher cyclocross bike and more after the break…
Power for the front and rear lights comes from a front hub dynamo. The wiring is hidden inside the fork leg and pops out right at the top, then ducks into the steerer tube to reach the on/off button:
From there, the wiring for the rear goes back down the steerer tube and along the downtube.
Other touches include a custom mini-pump mount and the front rack and bag that are integrated into the bike’s design. Additional fender mounts adorn the stays for heavier duty touring.
This contraption was the main attraction, though. The bike is set up with typical road shifter/levers and bar end shifters to allow the rider to shift from multiple hand positions. They were still dialing it in as of the show.
Igleheart said this bike was basically “something you could ride while you sleep.” He ended building a second frame for the customer because first frame of thin wall Reynolds 853 was too flexy. This one is 631 to beef it up. Similar frames would start around $2,200.
Their Stainless Steel road bike is now offered with polished finish for $3,300.
The Trail Poacher is a heavy duty cyclocross bike that takes up to a 45mm tire. Reynolds 853 tubing with new curved stay bridges with stainless water bottle boss bolts for fender mounting. Frame is $1,750, fork uses 631 legs and costs $450.