It’s always interesting to hear of interests that cyclists pursue, whether it’s playing in a band, cooking or creating artwork. The background of Horse Cycles’ Thomas Callahan is that of a multimedia artist, which, to those who can see it, lends an extra perspective to his frames. This stainless steel tourer is the latest from his stable, which goes a long way in demonstrating his proficiency in this media.
The aim was to create a light weight tourer with a reliable front end, able to heft a loaded handlebar bag which, let’s face it, is all you need for a weekend away on the bike. Thomas fabricated the racks himself from nickel plated 4130 tubes, the rear designed with guards to protect the cantilever brakes from swaying panniers. An LED rear light was machined in-house to match the Schmidt E6 front lamp.
The frame was constructed from True Temper tubing, with Reynolds 953 for the rear triangle. The drive train consists of Shimano’s Ultegra group and a 105 triple crankset, while a Brooks saddle and bar tape complete the ensemble. The top cap incorporates a compass: an essential piece of kit for the touring cyclist. Check out more details on the Horse Cycle website.
Big thanks to fellow Brooklyn local Nate Mumford for the photography.