NAHBS 2014: Sarif Cycle Worx’s Commuter Bicycle w/ Handmade Wood Accents
Sarif Cycle Worx founder and builder David Johnson hails from our own HQ’s hometown of Greensboro, NC. While we’ve seen several mountain bikes from his little workshop, his NAHBS show bike took a turn toward the streets.
He gave us a peek at it before the show, but the finished (and whole) bike was quite impressive for such a new builder. Lots of little details -the kind we look forward to seeing from NAHBS exhibitors but weren’t quite as prevalent this year- adorned the bike. Things like hand carved wood accents and grips, clever cable routing and careful parts selection and painting all came together to make one heck of a commuter bike…
Other than the wood rims, all tree-born parts on the bike were hand carved, filed and sanded by David.
Check the cable routing directly into the fork for the front Sturmey Archer drum brake.
The curve above the rear tire is mimicked behind the bottom bracket and reinforces the aesthetic of the larger curves on the frame.
The internally geared rear hub and the front were painted to match the frame. Notice anything else back here? There’s a little feature that’s making it’s way to a round up post of something very special from the show. Stay tuned…