Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ahearne Cycle Truck-Suited and Booted

I'm a little tardy with this post (Sorry Richard, Joseph, Tripp) but, Richard Chambers's Ahearne Cycle Truck Ku$tom is finished. Richard "borrowed" his Ahearne before I finished installing and wiring the lights, etc., to go for a ride with the Adventure Cycling guys when they were in town a few weeks ago and afterward dropped it off at the shop to be completed. The bike turned out great and Richard was kind enough to have the Colonel's Bicycles logo placed on the bike's signage. Joseph Ahearne and his guys are pros and the Cycle Truck frameset showed up on time and built up without any issues whatsoever. That combined with Richard's spreadsheet build list and patience made this a fun project. As always, the build (Richard Proof) consisted of parts from Brooks, Busch and Muller, Chris King, Rohloff, Surly, Sykes Wood, etc. With custom mounts finished and the two 12 volt B&M dynos mounted, the Ahearne was ready for delivery. Oh yeah, for those of you with a wood fetish, that's blonde bamboo.