If my posts here have been a little sparse this week it is because I have been assembling my new Fuso bike with the frame that my ex-apprentice Russ Denny built for me.
I finished the build yesterday and went for a 20 mile ride this morning; I was impressed. I will write more after the weekend and I have had time to put some miles on it. I just wanted to post some pictures as many of you have been anxiously waiting to see it.
Not immediately apparent in the picture above is the very low 10 inch bottom bracket height. This has the affect of lowering the saddle in relation to the handlebars, but without compromising the appearance of the bike.
Above: The stainless steel head tube badge, and seat tube decal.
The drive train: Campagnolo Athena group with 11 speed cassette.
I am keeping my Brooks Pro saddle; I'm allowed one piece of old skool equipment, right. Actually this is a Ladies model which is wider and shorter than the regular Professional Model. It is very comfortable and, I think, looks better.
Above: With welds as neat as this I can live without lugs.
My Italian Rear View Mirror; I love it and wouldn't be without it now.
Bigger pictures on Facebook. Click on each picture to view the next.