This isn’t one of Jordan Hufnagel’s latest creations, but it’s certainly one of the most stylish. The paint scheme is reminiscent of a fine piece of Delftware, and it’s very pretty, but you can be assured it will also withstand the rigors of a long life on the road.
Jordan’s portfolio of hand crafted frames now sit very nicely together, forming a colorful and spirited collection. This fillet-brazed randonneur, built for Patrick Shank and runs on 650b wheels, whose Grand Bois tires dress the frame nicely, along with perfectly matched blue tape and Brooks saddle. Jordan has applied numerous custom touches to the frame, such as the decaleur and front rack, rear brake cable hanger and stem. The frame can run gears, but will predominantly be ridden fixed or as a single speed. Longer Tecnociclo dropouts provides for correct chain tension, and the suspended fender bridge, allows easy wheel removal and eliminates vibratory rattles. The ornate head badge, designed by one of my favorite designers – Caleb Everitt – proudly leads the bike down the road.
Jordan photographs each step of the build as a service for his customers, which you can see on his flickr set. While you’re there, have a look at what he’s been up to lately. These exceptional studio shots were taken by Jared Sourney.