A long time ago, a time during warm weather and lush trees, a time where skirts and tank tops were everywhere, we were on a bike ride through Richmond. It was on this bike ride when (for no apparent reason) we recaptured the many reasons why we love cycling so much. The next day we discussed the idea over a delicious cup of coffee and soon found ourselves sitting down with our good friend Tim from Carytown Bicycle Company. A new project was in the works. A bike that could be ridden every single day, rain or shine, even through Richmond’s notorious streets.
So with months of talks, planning, color schemes and frame selections, we finally narrowed it down. We originally started with a Cinelli frame but fell in love with the geometry and build of the All-City Big Block. The Big Block was paired with a custom paint job from our specialist in New Jersey and then outfitted with a bulletproof wheel set (hand built by Braden of CBC) and an arsenal of trusted components.
We’re really fortunate to work with a group of such talented cyclist and builders. Braden, Tim and the whole CBC crew put 100% effort into this project with us. They made sure we were 100% satisfied throughout the entire process, cutting no corners and leaving no holes. Together we built a bike that we’re proud to have both of our names on.
About the bike:
Frameset: 58cm All City Big Block, custom NSC/CBC paint scheme
Bars: Velo Vrange Belleville
Handlebar bar tape: Brigin8 leather
Headset: Cane Creek 100 silver
Seatpost: Velo Orange Grand Cru setback
Crankset: IRD defiant 46 tooth
chain: Sram PC1
Wheels: Custom build; H+son rim, All City Hub 32 hole front/rear
Tires: Continental Sport contact 28mm
Pedals: Origin8 with All City chrome toe clip
Cog: All City 16 tooth
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Click here to read about the All-City Big Block frame set.
The current availability on this bike is a 58cm frame. Different sizes and customization are available upon request only.
Carytown Bicycle Company is an independently owned shop in Richmond’s Carytown district. It is located at 3224 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221. They do a really great job.
The bike is available here.