I forgot to post some photos up from Isaac’s touring bike build. I was under a self-induced deadline to get this thing built for his annual Chillbilly ride last Saturday so lost track. Some fun old-school things I’ve never done before on this bike like under BB cable routing for the downtube mounted shifters, and the rear Paul racer brake on the chainstays. Geometry is his special blend and I made a higher rake fork for when he has bags on front.
more headtube welds
BB welds. I like these especially.
fixture idea from Winter Bicycles
Paul’s Racers are sweet. Testing for clearance on a 40mm tire.
My fixture for the extendo-water bottle bosses with the rear brake cable routing through them. I don’t recommend this, was hard to get the torch in there.
Rear brake guide placement
and it’s done
Fork, 405 atc, 57mm rake.
flat caps to match the forks flat caps. Needed to push them out a bit farther than usual to make room for the bigger tires.
Built and ready to ride
and Isaac riding it