I am not sure what it will be called. Perhaps Tati should name it. It is hers now, after all.
And it’s totally great. This is my favorite bike that I’ve ever built. It’s a perfect SF sunny-day bike, for fun rides around the city and nearby, which I think Tati will quite enjoy.
Frame: Co-Motion Ristretto, I believe. Aluminum and super light. Bought it from my friend Jeff.
Drive train: SRAM NX 1x11 speed group set. SRAM GXP cranks (170mm I think) and BB, 32t narrow-wide chainring, 11-42t cassette. Cheapo platform pedals from The Bike Kitchen; btw have I mentioned how great that place is?
Anyway, the 1x11 seems totally great. Fewer moving parts to break or misalign, decent high gears, and ridiculous low gears. This thing would be a Dirty Dozen smasher.
Wheels: Mavic rims, Shimano 105 hub (back) and Claris hub (front) (they didn’t have a matching set at Valencia Cyclery (which is also great, though not as great as Bike Kitchen), but whatever, it’s cool)
Tires: 700x28c (back) and 700x25c (front) Specialized Armadillos
Bars: flat handlebars - look like carbon? and some kind of stem. I don’t know about them but they seem real nice. Thanks Jeff for throwing them in! Cheapo locking grips.
Brakes: Shimano 105s (thanks again Jeff!) and cheapo levers.
Seat: uh, it’s a seat. Got it from my friend Iris. Hopefully some rando on Market St. doesn’t try to claim this one too. The post is probably pretty good too (had it on my Soma Smoothie ES that I got from a guy on Craigslist) but I don’t know about it either.
Accessories: Fortified lights (which are awesome; I had one stolen and they sent me a replacement), Pinhead locking skewers and seatpost, Kryptonite evolution series 4 lock.
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