|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.