Tough build in the 40 degree rain...used the canopy and had a client was wasn't afraid of a few raindrops. This bike was a Mission Valencia frame, 59cm in a matte black finish. We went with black components when available, and used a silver chain, silver/brass nipples and machine surfaced rims to accent the darkness.

I built up the Deep V's with black double-butted spokes, black velocity hubs and silver nipples. We built it as a single speed, so the age-old challenge of routing the rear brake cable was present. The method I have settled on is to use small brackets.

Components include:
  • Mission Valencia frame/fork, 56cm
  • hand-built Velocity Deep V rims
  • velocity Hubs
  • DT Swiss double-butted spokes
  • brass nipples
  • SRAM 48t/170mm crank
  • Cane Creek headset
  • Dimension Stem
  • Tektro 710 brakes
  • Tektro Sabre brake levers
  • Soma 16t alloy cog
  • KMC "rustbuster" chain
  • All-City Track pedals, with half toe clips

This may be the last one of the calendar year, which would bring our collaborative build total to an even 52.