Colin’s Spirit Keirin Track Frame

Most of the time I get caught up with building the actual frame. The frame is the heart and soul of the bike, and my main concern is usually what I get done at the work bench. My daily effort is judged by either what tubes got brazed together or how big the pile of metal shavings on the floor is. Its easy to loose sight of the whole picture, which also includes paint and the components that actually make the thing ride-able. The last couple of frames I built got shipped out and then assembled by either the owner or a shop mechanic, so I will admit that it was quite nice building this bike up myself and seeing it complete, especially as Colin had chosen really nice components to go on the bike. Colin is originally from Petaluma, CA, which is also home to White Industries. We used their components whenever possible, and filled in the gaps with whatever it took to make this bike a total crusher. I was very happy with how this bike turned out. It looks like a simple, classically styled track bike, but there are many subtle details that sets this bike apart. I’ll stop talking and let y’all see the pictures.

P.S. I will be at the Detroit Bike City Expo next Saturday so if you live in the area please stop by to say hello. This beauty will be there too.

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White Industries VBC Cranks, Track Chain Ring, and Bottom Bracket

White Industries VBC Cranks, Track Chain Ring, and Bottom Bracket

White Industries Track Hub

White Industries Track Hub

I went all out on this fork crown, and for me it was the crème de la crème of the bike

I went all out on this fork crown, and for me it was the crème de la crème of the bike

 

Another shot of the crown, along with Vittoria tubular tires, Velocity Escape Rims

Another shot of the crown, along with Vittoria tubular tires, Velocity Escape Rims

Cinelli Bar Tape, Stem and Nitto B123 Track Handlebars

Cinelli Bar Tape, Stem and Nitto B123 Track Handlebars

Nice thin lugs and Chris King Gripnut Headset

Nice thin lugs and Chris King Gripnut Headset

Seat Stay Bridge detail

Seat Stay Bridge detail

Box Striping panels on Down Tube and Seat Tube

Box Striping panels on Down Tube and Seat Tube

White Industries Track Hub and a Little Dropout Flair

White Industries Track Hub and a Little Dropout Flair

 

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