Billy lives in Portland where it's always nice to ride a bike. Whether it is a sunny summer day, or one of the other 360 days of the year. I kid! But really, Portland is a great city to bike commute and to recreate in, so we created this really special ride.
Though I may consider this a gravel bike, it has some serious influence from the randoneuring world. A higher handlebar height adds comfort for quick trips to the coffee shop or artisinal pencil sharpening store. This will also help with some of the off-pavé riding that Billy plans on doing when he loads this thing up for a weekend bikepacking trip or a spontaneous adventure ride.
The custom fork features some nice NOS TrueTemper blades and clean mounts for the custom front rack that integrates seamlessly with a Wald basket. Basket packing is very hot in Portland these days.
Anyhow, this bike was great fun to build and I am happy to see it being ridden around!
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