May 05, 2012

Silent, swift, deadly



This is my new bike, a nostalgic attempt to combine the Raleigh aesthetics and Motebecane riding attributes of the bikes I liked as a teenager. It was originally a simple house-brand one-speed stealth cruiser built at a local shop on a light, stiff chrome-moly frame. I up-gunned it with a Shimano Alfine 8-speed internal hub on a custom rear wheel.  It is very fast, and totally silent.

Only two questions remaining:  1)  Lasers or rocket launchers?  2)  Should I add a little black bell?