Great looking bike, Matthew. Congratulations.
On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 7:45 AM, Dave Porter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>...am quite curious why you decided to use track dropouts on what you
> obviously intended to utilize as a classically equipped road bike?
> Regards and congratulations on your first born,
I put those combo-track ends together with the lack of cable guide braze-ons and lack of shifter boss braze-on, and note that Matthew's bike can be converted cleanly to a fixed gear without a rear brake, and back again.
The cable housing clips and stops on the top tube, chainstay, and the shift lever clamp are cool vintage-looking touches that make Matthew's bike stand out from the current interest in vintage French style constructeur bikes with lots of braze-ons. Vintage racer rather than vintage rando.
Little Rock Canyon, Utah, USA