Gallus Cycles 650B MTB

Gallus Cycles 650B MTB

Well, it’s that time of year again, when some of the world’s most respected custom frame builders begin gnawing their nails in anticipation of the 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. One exhibitor I would like to have a yarn with is Jeremy Shlachter of Gallus Cycles and one bike I’d like to see in the metal is his 650B mountain bike.

If you’re a fan of either reading or cycle touring, or better still — both, put aside an hour, pour yourself a favorite drink and read Jeremy’s ride reports of his randonées. He’s got a real talent for transcribing his adventures in a factual yet passionate way. It’s highly inspiring to get out on the open road and also reflects the motives behind Gallus Cycles, which is refreshing to read.

The use of 650B wheels on Jeremy’s old-school-styled MTB is interesting, as the debate surrounding the ‘tweener’ wheel size heats up. Industry discussion aside, there’s a wider variety of tire options available for the 650B rider, which does make this seem like an attractive option for the ultimate adventure bike. Be sure to catch up with Gallus Cycles at the NAHBS or via the website.

Gallus Cycles 650B MTB
Gallus Cycles 650B MTB
Gallus Cycles 650B MTB
Gallus Cycles 650B MTB
Gallus Cycles 650B MTB

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  • Chiang Kai-Shek

    Dura-Ace on a MTB! Yay for breaking stereotypes! Also, that’s one dang-ass cool way to mount DT shifters.

    • Suzaku

      Looks like a pair of Paul Component Thumbies.

  • itsmefool

    Coolness; love it!

  • Lewn

    1995 called, said they want their bike back.
    But also said wtf did you do to the wheels?

  • Suzaku

    Great throwback look that harkens to the early days of MTB, and really nice paint – is that a flat powdercoat?

  • David

    Its just a pretty road bike with 650B MTB tyres. Come on! I’d like to see how that rearward sloping top tube works out on the trail . . .