If you were fortunate enough to attend last Sunday’s 2012 Melburn Roobaix, the friendly ride through Melbourne’s cobblestoned laneways, you may have encountered the two characters responsible for today’s featured bike. Photographer Andy Rogers contracted Keith Marshall of Kumo Cycles to bring Andy’s dream bike to fruition.
Seven months ago, Andy spoke to Keith about an idea for a track bike that could carry him both over the boards and the streets. Andy had spied a wishbone seat stay configuration on a frame Keith had built for himself, and requested the same device. Both the frame and fork are constructed from Columbus Life, kitted out with a selection of Superbe and Phil Wood components.
After waiting patiently, Andy is now looking forward to ‘riding the hell out of it’. He tells us, “it’s perfect! Fits like a glove. Rides like a dream and looks exactly how I envisioned. Keith Marshall is a wizard with the torch.” I’m inclined to agree with him. Luckily he took these shots before riding into the sunset, check out more on his blog and flickr stream. You can order your own Kumo by contacting Keith.
PS: I’d like to welcome the newest supporter of Cycle EXIF, Noah Lambert. Noah is an artisan leather worker and has been crafting his unique uni-fold wallets in the USA since 2011. While that may not seem so specific to cycling, Noah shares the same appreciation for functional design and quality workmanship as the readers of Cycle EXIF. Take a moment to browse his catalog to see what I mean.