Jeronimo Cycles Slütter

Jeronimo Cycles Slutter
One of the great things about Cycle EXIF is the exposure we get to bikes and builders we might not usually come across. Who’d have thought that in the Canary Islands would reside a master welder of titanium, who creates some very innovative frame designs?

Pedro Jeronimo is the holder of the torch, and this is one of his designs, interestingly called the Slütter. Pedro designed this bike to be an all-rounder. Considering Tenerife is apparently, a privileged environment for both mountain biking and road cycling, it only make sense to have a bike that is adept at both. For the true enthusiast, a bike you can do a few laps of the island in the morning, change the wheels, then carve up the slopes of the Parque Nacional del Teide in the afternoon. While looking the bee’s knees and enjoying the ultimate tenor of a titanium ride.

I’m still looking forward to my first ride on a belt drive, being a big believer in the concept. On motorcycles the ease of maintenance is surpassed only by a shaft-drive, and I’m interested to see how the bicycle industry adopts it, if even for the commuter and single speed sector. Pedro has granted us the best of both worlds by installing a Shimano Alfine internal rear hub on the Slütter and that, combined with disc brakes on a 700c wheel adds up to one of the most versatile bikes we’ve seen.

Massive thanks to Pedro Jeronimo, contact him through his website and check out his flickr stream for some truly inspiring work in titanium.

Jeronimo Cycles Slutter
Jeronimo Cycles Slutter
Jeronimo Cycles Slutter
Jeronimo Cycles Slutter
Jeronimo Cycles Slutter

  • ron rubero

    how did he get the drive belt on?

  • Carlos

    Sorry but there´s no master welder in the Canary Islands…Those frames come all from XACD factory in China no matter what Jeronimo says…Van Nicholas frames also come from China although their web says they are made in Holland…

  • Ron Mason

    I’m with ron rubero, how did he get that belt on?

  • Anthony

    Looks like the belt is tensioned using an eccentric bottom bracket.

  • Josep

    On belt-driven bicycles, there is a break in the frame for belt removal somewhere on the drive side near the rear cog. Here’s one example:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cpfFA8V-iHI/R6xchKr2_lI/AAAAAAAAAI0/9HAR8G2jRaI/s1600/close_up.jpg

    The Slütter here looks a good deal cleaner; in the fourth picture you can see simply a line in the frame indicating what I believe is a splice joint.

  • titanium from china?
    no welding-action video on jeronimo website, actually…