Daccordi TT

Daccordi TT

For those passionate about cycling, there’s nothing quite like an Italian in rosso corsa to get the blood flowing, so it’s not hard to understand the devotion Willis Johnson has for his Daccordi TT.

Willis has been working for over nine years as a messenger in New York City and also rides with Mishka‘s D.A.R.T team. When he came first in the Tracklocross event a few years ago and won a Continuum track frame, Willis negotiated an alternative prize – this Daccordi TT. As with any prized frame that’s a daily rider, it’s seen plenty of variations in components and layout, but Willis reckons it’s reaching perfection. The Campagnolo gruppo is a healthy mix of C Record and Chorus, sourced from local bike shops and swap meets.

Purists may scoff at the MTB riser bars and BMX flat pedals. But when you’ve been riding for as long as Willis, in an environment like NYC, you can set a bike up however you damn well please. Check out more of Willis’ bikes on his blog, Milk Money.

Daccordi TT
Daccordi TT
Daccordi TT
Daccordi TT
Daccordi TT
Daccordi TT
Daccordi TT
Daccordi TT

  • area man

    i could think of probably a thousand frames that would be better for this guys style of riding.

  • Pacopil

    Love it. It could have different pedals or handlbear, but I prefer this bike riding the streets with that set up rather than with a Campagnolo Super Record groupset having a ride twice a year by some purist bike collector.

  • Semilog

    Once again, folks. What better use for this frame? It is not UCI-legal anymore so it will never be raced in a sanctioned event; thus, it will never be ridden on a closed course. 

    It may as well be ridden, though, and drop bars or cowhorns are not what you want if you wish to maintain control over a frame like this in traffic. The chosen solution is in fact the correct solution, just as it was for Mobius’s somewhat similar build of the Yamaguchi trial bike featured here a couple of months ago. 

    • Thank you, Semilog, the voice of reason.

    • fpavao

      How the hell is a narrow riser better in handling than drops on a road bike? No, it’s the wrong solution and it looks terrible.

      I agree with guest. I think the guy is a hipster fool and I would push him off his bike.

      • Keir

        Fpavao,

        I think you might find that a set of drop bars on that TT frame might exceed most human beings realms of flexibility. I’ll be honest, narrow risers aren’t really my cup of tea either and think it would look better with period correct TT bars but then I don’t have to ride it every day and this is a work bike.

        Seriously though, you don’t know if the owner is a hipster and if you rolled up next to this bike at the lights you would probably be admiring the frame as opposed to pushing the owner off the bike.

      • You wouldn’t push me off of it if it was mine!

    • Jeff Werner

      I’m also a road purist, but bikes are meant to be ridden first, ogled second. So despite the  bar choice here, riding always trumps tradition.  

  • Crazypandakills

    I like the fact the owner has chosen to set up the bike how he likes.

  • fpavao

    Hipster invasion on cycleexif!

    • You think Cycle EXIF has problems, you should see the arguments raging about vintage-style tires and exhaust pipewrap on Bike EXIF!

  • Wilis

    Come find me and push me off of my bike. TRY ME.