One of our favorite things to do is build custom bicycles. We have recently added a lot of new bicycle parts vendors to our lineup and we thought it would be a great idea to showcase some of the great bicycle parts and components we can offer.
We wanted this bike to be a traditional randonneuring style bike that we could load up for extra-long rides on any terrain. This bike doesn’t have disk brakes or modern shifters, but it’s surprisingly light and nimble and fun to ride. The Surly Pack Rat frame is designed to carry a front load and we’ll be using it to try different bags and rack combinations. We still have a few changes to make before the bike is finished. But, we’ve got this bike ready to take advantage of the few sunny days we have left before it turns cold.
Here’s a gallery of photos of the bike. We’ve also added a detailed description at the bottom of this post.
Surly Pack Rat Specs:
Frame: Surly Pack Rat 54 cm in Gray Haze
Handlebars: Velo Orange Grand Cru Nouveau Randonner 48 cm
Seatpost: Nitto Crystal Fellow 65
Seat: Brooks B17
Wheels: Velocity Quill 650b
Crankset: IRD Defiant Compact Double 46/30
Tires: Rene Herse Juniper Ridge 650b
Headset: Wolf Tooth Premium EC
Seatpost Clamp: Wolf Tooth
Bottom Bracket: Tangeseiki
Shifters: Rivendell Silver Shifters
Brakes: IRD C.A.F.A.M
Brake Levers: Gran Compe
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora