Beautiful Bikes from Boston’s Builders’ Ball – Royal H Disc Randonneur
To conclude our three-part series of Beautiful Bikes from Boston’s Builders’ Ball, here is this drop-dead gorgeous, modern Randonneur built by Bryan Hollingsworth of Royal H Cycles. It has a ton of really neat features that incorporate new tech into a fairly traditional machine including disc brakes, thru-axles, threadless headset, and straight bladed fork with tapered legs. Here is a description of the bike from Bryan. Enjoy!
|Beautiful, royal blue paint with 50mm Snakeskin Fenders|
|Randonneur Rack with Integrated Decaleur|
The lugs are hand cut – the pattern is simple, but I removed a lot of unnecessary material from the originals. The bike is also built for disc brakes, which i think is a fun take on the traditional rando design. I suppose it’s not a true rando, since it doesn’t have an integrated lighting system, but the customer wanted to run a battery powered front light. I fabricated a stainless steel body for a handlebar plug battery light that mounts on a special braze on behind the seat tube for the rear.
The silca frame pump also mounts behind the seat tube for a slightly different look. Aside from that, the bike was made to fit the customer, and be a comfortable distance machine. It’s exactly my size, so i got to take it for a test ride, and it can move as well! I forgot to bring the Roadrunner X Velo Orange front bag to the show, but that’s what is going to go on that rack. I love the integrated decaleur system!”