Mike Hall’s Single Speed. The conversation about this build happened over a year ago. Mike is going to ride across Vietnam on his dream machine. His fascination with bicycles has turned into a profession of long-distance racing which has taken him on many exotic races including breaking the round the world record on his bicycle. Mike has a background in engineering and presented me with a drawing of what he wantedand I turned this into a reality for him.
He designed the frame with curved seat stays, a curved top tube and a pivot through the curved seat tube, all of which give the seat tube an added amount of flexibilty for a very comfortable ride. The seat tube is also detachable so the bike travels well.
Mike wanted to keep the front end of the bike very traditional so I created bi-laminate lugs on the head tube and traditional curved fork blades. The rest of the bike is contemporary.
Fillet brazed and lugged
Down tube, Head Tube, Chainstays, fork blades – Columbus 853
Curved Seat tube, Seat Stays, Top Tube – straight guage Cromoly
Stainless Steel Paragon Rockers to accommodate a belt drive
Matt black with the detatchable seat tube Gloss grey
Carbon Reynolds Clinchers with Brick Lane Hubs
Disc TRP Spyre with Crane Creak cross bar levers
Stainless Steel cut – negative of Round the World race symbol
USE track bar