Here is a brand new Mission Bicycle frame. It was powdercoated out in SF by the guys at Mission and shipped to our shop in Brooklyn. The wheels are hand-built Velocity Deep V's, with a Pake crank, Dimension stem and Nitto bars. Like any good cooking show, I like to get the bike mocked up and check for component fit and tolerance.
We are using Cane Creek SCR-3L brakes, which are a good fit both aesthetically and geometrically.
Here are the bars (Nitto RB-021, 38cm), brake level and stem mocked up.
Pake 46t, 170mm, 1/8"
The client initially choose a powder coating color that was not in stock. A substitute was selected
The saddle is a Soma Ensho (glitter) model
For bikes with a threadless fork, I like to press the cups so that I can fit/cut the fork to size before the build session.
First time using my new Park Tools press. I was using a cheaper one for all of last year, and its cheapness finally led to failure. I guess it wasnt made for 60+ bikes
This was also my first use of a new Park Tool crown race setter.
I built up Velocity Annodized Gun Metal Blue rims for this build
Final mock-up before build day
As with all powdercoated bikes, some material gets into the threading of the bottom bracket shell. This necessitates tapping/chasing the treads to make them all smooth again
Build day is here, and since it is still cold we are building inside.
Final shot. The colors on this bike came out far better than I had envisioned.