Monday, July 21, 2014

New Albion NewPrivateer Build with Origin8 Space Bars

The Devil's Teeth Bakery... after the chalk-wielding munchkins have departed.

New Albion Privateer: Alt MTB bar all rounder build.

The New Albion Privateer's frame geometry is follows a all-rounder road bike/touring geometry. It will most often be built up with road drop bars, but it does lend itself well to flat bar builds for folks who appreciate a more leverage and comfort a wider bar affords. This 52cm is built with an Origin8 Space Bar, Sturmey-Archer M90 thumbshifters, Shimano Claris crank and derailleurs. This build is by Swell Bicycles.

The Origin8 bar provided a very comfortable hand position for cruising the low-key Outer Sunset. It was trimmed down slightly I think, because I didn't get the feeling I would clip a car mirror in tight traffic. On the ride to find places to photograph this baby, I kept thinking how well it fit me without any adjustments whatsoever.  The handling was pretty predictable with the Soma lugged cross fork. We plan to get our own matching fork in a few months. It will have slightly more rake and may quicken the handling slightly.

Sturmey Archer M90 Thumbshifters

Horizontal dropouts allow for geared or single speed builds. Cable guide
is moved a little more forward than usual to make it more friendly
for internal gear hub cable routing.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Custom Privateer by Pedal Revolution in SF

Just spotted this on the Pedal Revolution blog.

"Pedal Revolution built up this customized New Albion Privateer into a very special touring bike that is responsible for the safe transport of not one, but two riders. Our customer wanted a bike that she could use for daily riding and long distance touring that would be able to transport her dog Frances. After getting feedback on what she wanted the bike to do and some of the particulars like custom paint, we made some recommendations on rack set-ups and component choices. The Privateer frame was a logical choice for its comfortable road geometry and clearance for wide tires/fenders and rack mounts. She wanted the bike to handle like a road bike but accommodate a more upright position and be suitable for bike camping and touring. Lastly, we needed to find a way to carry Frances and her doggy carrier on the front of the bike. Attempts were made with Frances on a rear rack but being a dog, she yearned to feel the wind in her whiskers and see the road ahead."

Friday, July 11, 2014

Gravel Bike reviews the New Albion Privateer

Check out the Gravel Bike review of the New Albion Privateer!

"New Albion Cycles has successfully delivered an affordable, versatile frame with their Privateer model. With features found on frames costing much more, it’s an outstanding bargain that should deliver many years of service to recreational and utility riders alike."

Monday, July 7, 2014

Contest: Tell Momentum Magazine Why You Want a New Albion Starling Frame Set

Win on our freshly minted Starling frames.....

This week on the Momentum Mag Contests Blog, we have a great giveaway to help you create the perfect city bike.
You could win a New Albion Cycles Starling frame set (frame and fork only). Durable and graceful Tange brand steel mixte/ step-thru frame is the foundation for a sprightly town bike. The winner can custom build this frame set with whatever components and accessories that suits their riding needs and style. Can be built with internal hub gearing, single-speed, or with derailleurs. Will fit racks and fenders. Peacock Blue. (Components are not part of the prize. Click here to learn more about this frame set.) ($379.99 value)
For your chance to win a New Albion Cycles Starling frame set tell us why you want to win. Share your answers in the comments below. We will accept all answers until the end of the day on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Please include a valid email address that we can reach you at should you be this week's winner. | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr
Rules: No purchase necessary to win. Each week's giveaway ends at 8:00 pm EST on the final Sunday. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Contest is open to legal Canadian and US residents 18 and older as of the date of entry. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Prizes unclaimed within three weeks will be reallocated to future promotions at the discretion of the publisher.