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Introducing Project Any Road: All-City’s Mr. Pink Built for Road, Gravel, Dirt & Anywhere In Between

All-City Mr. Pink Full Bike 1

I have had my eye on the All-City lineup for a while now.  When the road oriented Mr. Pink and Spacehorse bikes dropped I knew I would own one of them.  After careful deliberation I choose the Mr. Pink.  Having always been a fan of the classic steel roadies of yesteryear, it just made sense.  Once I chose the frameset, I had the not so easy task of deciding just exactly how the build was going to come together.  In the end, the frame’s specs helped direct the build.  Thanks to the large amount of tire clearance, and a somewhat relaxed road geometry, the build turned into a go anywhere project for road, commuting, and even some cyclocross riding.

Roll on past the page break for the full build list and images…


NAHBS 2013: 611 Hits a Grandslam with Lugged MTB, Wild Cross Bike, Lightweight Roadie & 3Rensho Tribute

611 Lugged MTB

Aaron Dykstra  builds beautiful bicycles in Roanoke, VA, under the moniker Six-Eleven Bicycle Co.  In 2011, he took home the award for best track bike at NAHBS.  In 2012, another award was earned for best cyclocross bike.  While no awards came to Six-Eleven this year, personally, it was my favorite booth at the show.  Aaron brought customer bikes (save one) to the show that oozed class, performance, and beauty.

Up first is this fine example of a “lugged” mountain bike.  The customer for this ride had requested a classy looking mountain bike.  Aaron set to work designing a lugged MTB, only to find he couldn’t find lugs that worked for his application   So, he took existing lugs that he liked, cut them into three pieces and then brazed the frame and lugs together.  The desired result of classy was certainly achieved.

Past the break you get more of this bike, plus some wild paint, lightweight steel, and a sparkly purple track bike…


Found: 44 Bikes’ Handmade Gravel Road Bike & More! UPDATED

Forty Four Bikes huntsman gravel road bike handmade in the USA

44 Bikes is a small shop out of New England that builds custom steel road and mountain bikes and, in the case of the Huntsman shown here, bikes that serve a multitude of purposes.

The Huntsman is laid out to work equally well on pavement and off, for gravel or cyclocross. The build shown here is for exploring rougher stretches thanks to the splayed out bars and Retroshift brifters. The chainstays are flattened to add a bit of compliance, aided by the thinner seat tube/post spec. Once the bike is built, the headtube gets a 44 Bikes badge and the seat tube gets a special badge with your own lucky number.

UPDATE: Pricing, custom options and some prototype “fat packing” bike touring bags added to post.

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