Sunday, August 31, 2014

A complete domestic bike

I decided I would put together the closest thing to a fully US made bicycle. Price is not a concern, just as close as possible. It is not completely possible but one can get very close, especially with a single speed. 
Single Speed...I'm going to keep this as local as possible
Frame...Cielo Mountain 29 Frame using US made True Temper tubing. $1695
Fork...White Brothers Loop 29 tapered steerer and 15mm axle dropouts. $713
Headset...Chris King Inset 7. Included with frame $0
Wheels...Chris King ISO Singlespeed hubset 28h w/fun bolts rear, 15mm front, Wheelsmith DB14 Spokes, Wheelsmith Alloy Nipples, Enve AM 29 28h rims. $2595
Bargain Wheels...White Industries Eno rear hub, M16 front 15mm hub, Wheelsmith DB14, Wheelsmith Alloy nipples, Velocity Blunt 28 rims, White Industries Eno Freewheel. $652