David's new road fixie is built around
something different: the Steelman 25th Anniversary Special Edition
frame. This is the public launch of a project that has been brewing
for quite some time. Please go to our 25th
Anniversary page if you want to learn more about it.
David is a long distance rider with a knack
for seeking out secret rarely traveled roads usually with insanely
steep climbs. When everyone else is looking for a lower gear
they don't have, he is churning away on the fixie. Harsh conditions
are welcome to David, and the elite team kit guys wonder who
the woolie is they can't drop and ultimately he leaves them behind
like the miles of winding roads.
Knowing David makes me proud to have him
riding on my frames. It represents the merging of talent, passion,
tenacity, patience, skill, and integrity.....rider and craftsman.
frame geometry: custom for David
tubing: custom blend Dedacciai, Columbus, and Reynolds
inspiration for paint: a 19th century Southeastern Anatolian
paint: Joe Bell (the headmaster of American bike painters)
build kit: unusual (please look at the photos)