One of our favorite things to do is build custom bicycles.  We have recently added a lot of new bicycle parts vendors to our lineup and we thought it would be a great idea to showcase some of the great bicycle parts and components we can offer.

We wanted this bike to be a traditional randonneuring style bike that we could load up for extra-long rides on any terrain.  This bike doesn’t have disk brakes or modern shifters, but it’s surprisingly light and nimble and fun to ride.  The Surly Pack Rat frame is designed to carry a front load and we’ll be using it to try different bags and rack combinations.  We still have a few changes to make before the bike is finished.  But, we’ve got this bike ready to take advantage of the few sunny days we have left before it turns cold.  

Here’s a gallery of photos of the bike.  We’ve also added a detailed description at the bottom of this post.

Surly Pack Rat Specs:

Frame: Surly Pack Rat 54 cm in Gray Haze

Handlebars: Velo Orange Grand Cru Nouveau Randonner 48 cm

Seatpost: Nitto Crystal Fellow 65

Seat: Brooks B17

Wheels: Velocity Quill 650b 

Crankset: IRD Defiant Compact Double 46/30

Tires: Rene Herse Juniper Ridge 650b

Headset: Wolf Tooth Premium EC

Seatpost Clamp: Wolf Tooth

Bottom Bracket: Tangeseiki

Shifters: Rivendell Silver Shifters 

Brakes: IRD C.A.F.A.M

Brake Levers: Gran Compe

Brakepads: Yokozuma 

Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora

Rear Derailleur:  Shimano Sora




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