Merlin Cycles – Fresh Cycling Products!
Just arrived at Merlin Cycles! Here’s a look at some of the top products that have caught our eye over the last couple of weeks, including the hot new Giro Aether MIPS road bike helmet, some brilliant heated cycling gloves and our own Merlin carbon cyclocross bike…. Giro Aether MIPS Road Bike Helmet This […]
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!”