Quite simply, this is one of the finest bikes I've ever had the pleasure of riding. Only problem is I can't ride it anymore, or any bike for the foreseeable future. As it looks like I'll be diving headlong into the realm of surgery and rehab for a torn meniscus and acl, my limp is your gain!
Handmade in Austin Texas at Alchemy bicycles, this Blacksmith "Hammer" steel frameset combines the smooth liveliness of steel with race bred stiffness for an amazing all around ride. Blending tubes from Columbus (spirit, life, max), Deda Penta, and KVA stainless steel, and joined by a 44mm head tube, pf 30 bottom bracket, this is a serious all arounder. To top it off, it's a sub 16lb build with pedals and cages.
Currently built with colour matched Enve 2.0 fork, Sram Red 10spd, Enve Cockpit, Chris King I7 headset, Tune carbon wheels, Fizik Arione 00 saddle, and Arundle Mandible cages, we're basically giving this baby away for $5000.
[If you really dig the Super Record build in the pic above, we can do that one for the same price]
Frame is a 53.5, ISP cut to accomodate a 77cm bb-saddle height.
Condition, 9/10, some scuffs on saddle and shift levers from appropriate coffee shop lean sessions.
More info on this bike can be found here.