Red bikes are fast

Another week gone, and we have been feeling the fire burning under our toes. Nate has been furiously brazing and finishing a couple of sweet bikes. I have been working on getting a few Saltzman bikes together. There is energy in the air at the Signal shop. Every year after NAHBS it seems like we have a re-introduction into the world that lasts longer than we would like. Just getting back from the show and jumping into production mode is difficult.

This red city bike is the latest complete bike to roll out of the shop. It is a 2x10 with downtube shifters and a dynamo front hub powering a Schmidt light. The brakes are handled by Paul Components. The wheels are rolling cushy thanks to slightly wide H son Plus rims and Jack Brown 700x33 tires. With these rims they measure closer to 35. We build the bike with internal routing and a matching stem to give a nice integrated feel. The bike is headed to its owner in Jakarta Indonesia, so we will likely never see it again.

Nate and I were talking about how this kind of bike is kind of becoming a signature style of bike for us. The light mount, Shimano/Paul/Brooks/Chris King/Nitto parts package and the city riding position. It just feels like this bike is very "Signal." Full set on our flickr page.