NAHBS 2013: Lundbeck, Muse & Legacy w/ Racked & Fendered Fleet

Lundbeck Cycles Mixte Frame Main

Cycling’s not always about crushing your competition on Strava. Sometimes it’s about getting out in the sun for a cruise around the city. These three builders came to the show with beautiful around-towners built up to handle anything from a work commute to a picnic.

Based out of Cincinatti, Lundbeck Cycles brought a spectacular build this year. Using 650b wheels with Pacenti rims and Phil Wood hubs, it’s packed with all the perks, like a one piece bar/stem combo with cable routing, a brushed aluminum Campagnolo Veloce groupset, and wooden fenders by Paul Sykes.

Lundbeck Cycles Mixte Frame Rear

Lundbeck built this bike built for a fashion designer. The lines were kept as symmetrical as possible throughout the frame. Brake cables run through the bar/ stem combo, emerging on the backside and through stainless steel tubing internally.

Lundbeck Cycles Mixte Frame Brakes Mounted Below

The cantilevers are integrated mount below rather than above for that sleek look. With a background in road racing and a tad bit of cross, this build was a fun change of pace for Lundbeck.

Lundbeck Cycles Mixte Frame Sykes Fender Lundbeck Cycles Mixte Frame Cage

The walnut fender set and cage are by Paul Sykes.Lundbeck Cycles Mixte Frame Silver HeadbadgeThe headbadge is by Jen Green, known for her stunning custom headbadge designs. It’s silver plated. Fresh.Lundbeck Cycles Mixte Frame Japanese Lucky CharmAfter spending a year in Japan, Lundbeck’s signature is a tiny Japanese cell-phone toy. It was a nice throwback to see one, since all those smartphones on the market nowadays are incompatible with fun trinkets.

Muse

Muse Cycles Blue BIke Main

From Santa Barbara, California, Muse Cycles brought the Rhythm Roadster, a downright sporty commuter bike. Built specifically for  a customer in Denver, it’s packed with a load of features and designed to handle local terrain and climate.

Muse Cycles Blue Top Tube Detail Muse Cycles Front

The frame’s built from a blend of high quality double butted, single butted and aircraft 4130 steel. Gearing is from an Shimano Alfine 11 speed hub linked to a Gate’s carbon belt drive. Look closely and you’ll see the one piece bullhorn/stem. Curves run throughout with curved top tubes, a curved downtube, and a curved seat tube constructed from two steel tubes lugged together for stability. A rear rack is integrated into the frame and it’s rigged with dynamo lighting and disc brakes.

Legacy

Legacy Frameworks City Bike Main

Legacy‘s  Model 2 city bike is a simple commuter designed for the streets of Legacy’s hometown Chicago. It features a reflective paint job, drum brakes and a Gates carbon belt drive.

Legacy Frameworks City Bike Front Legacy Frameworks City Bike Rear

An eccentric bottom bracket with vertical drops lets you keep the chain line straight running single speed.

Legacy Frameworks City Bike Headbadge Detail

One of the great features of the Legacy Model 2 is affordable pricing. A made-in-USA frame built up like this will run you about $1600. Not too shabby. They’re offered in two sizes currently, small and large.

Comments

OlyOop - 03/06/13 - 10:59pm

How do those wide Paul’s cantis not foul the rider’s heels?

cmetz - 03/06/13 - 11:25pm

because they’re narrow stance canti’s, ie Paul’s touring canti.

Frankie - 03/08/13 - 11:16pm

I LOVE THESE BIKES!!! beautiful designs and usable,now thats bike building

Legacy Frameworks - 03/11/13 - 10:38am

Thanks for the mention Colin!

A little correction, that build up costs about $1700 with the Belt Drive, Drum Brakes, Dyno lighting and VO leather saddle.

If you could make the link go to our site, http://legacyframeworks.com , we would appreciate it.

Levi
owner/builder
Legacy Frameworks

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