2012 NAHBS Bikes


Green City Bike

March 2-4, 2012

Sacramento, ca

What you are looking at is a city bike that was affectionately titled, Ginny.  It took one of the Best City Bike Awards at NAHBS Sacramento.  A lot of thought and effort went into making this bike.  Internal wiring for the rear light runs through fork blade, downtube, bottom bracket, and chainstay to keep everything tucked out of the way and clean looking.  Both front and rear brake lines also get internalized through the fork blade, top tube and seat stay. 

Tubes are designed by Richard Sachs, and drawn by Columbus.  The tubes come from the PegoRichie (Spirit for Lugs) line.  Specifically, the Uber-Over Size tubes.  31.8mm diameter seat tube and top tube with a 34.9mm downtube.  The stays are Columbus.  Lugs too are from Richard Sachs and the dropouts are sliding dropouts from Paragon Machine Works. 

The racks were built from scratch with 4130 steel tubing.  The fenders are solidly joined to the rack to make installation and removal a snap.  The fender struts are one-sided to stay away from the disc brake caliper and give the fenders an interesting aesthetic.  Wood selection includes ribbon walnut, chestnut, bird’s eye maple, spalted maple, and quilted maple.

Details include a Shimano Alfine dynamo front hub, Alfine 11 internal gear hub, Versa 11 speed drop bar shifters, Zimbale saddle, Schmidt Edelux headlight, etc.

This bike was built to enter in the Gates belt drive competition here at NAHBS and will be available for purchase after the show.  The complete bike, as it sits, is $6800.  Frame, fork, fender/racks, belt guard, pump and stem (all the painted stuff) is $4700.