Here are a few pics of Laura’s frame in the raw. If you noticed in the title of this post, the frame was designed to work with both 650 b and c wheels. It is not uncommon to find a bike that works with both 700c and 650b, allowing the rider to switch between a sporty ride to a more comfortable one. Laura’s size meant that running 700c would make for a rather unproportional frame. Running smaller wheels allowed use to construct a more balanced frame, so we decided to go with 650 b and c. The bike will eventually be equipped with long reach caliper brakes, and will only take a little adjustment to the pads to work with both wheel sizes.
As mentioned in the previous post, the bike features custom hand carved lugs. The frame also has a lot of traditional treatments with scalloped seat stay caps and French tipped drop outs. The bike was built out of True Temper OX Platinum tubing, so it’s pretty damn light at 3.4 lbs for the frame and 1.5 lbs for the fork. Steel is Real.