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.
- 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