NAHBS 2012 – Signal Cycles Updates Saltzman, First Di2 Bike & Slick Commuters
Signal Cycles’ showed off their first Di2 bike, one of their Dirt Road Bikes. It has hidden battery in the seatpost, and they had to create an adapter to make the battery work with the new Ultegra Di2. There are plenty of other trick touches, along with two sweet cruiser/commuter bikes and their updated Saltzman stock dirt road bike. Click through to see it all…
Fork is a custom Wound Up with extended length to let them run the brake pads all the way down for either fatter tires or fenders clearance.
Fender mounts on rear stays, too, make this both race worthy and ready for rainy days. This one is a variation of their road frame that starts at $2,300.
This Mixte cruiser has an internally geared hub, disc brakes and emovable rails on on the from rack, letting it carry larger bags if necessary, or have a bit of side support for grocery bag sized cargo.
Bilaminate (tube inside a tube) head tube and internal cable routing.
The updated Saltzman does away with long reach brakes, letting it run a full 105 build. Seatstays are now straight with a more standard dropout to make construction more efficient, important for a bike they make in short runs to offer in standardized sizes.
Standard 105 brake group fits (barely) over the fender by dropping the brake mounts and running the pads all the way down. Wheels get new wider rims to flatten the tire out a bit, too. Price went up to $3,450 (+$150 for paint matched fenders) but it now comes with Thomson seatpost and stem.
This city commuter had some sweet paint matched fenders and racks with hub-powered lights.