Skate And Create: Landyachtz for Dish & Duer

Skate And Create: Landyachtz for Dish & Duer

Landyachtz, well known for its 20-year history in the skateboard world, has rolled into the bike scene. As avid cyclists, the progression into handcrafted bikes was a natural step. They’re building their custom bikes in East Vancouver’s Strathcona neighborhood, right on one of the cities busiest bikeways.

Skate And Create: Landyachtz for Dish & Duer

Pascal Weir, sales manager for cycling clothing company Dish & Duer, knew of the frames Landyachtz were making and approached them to build him the ultimate custom commuter that could handle the occasional club ride. Pascal is a Cat 1 cyclist in many disciplines and can be found riding road, XC mountain bikes, and cyclocross.

Skate And Create: Landyachtz for Dish & Duer

He wanted a steel bike that mimicked the stiffer feeling his carbon road bike offered for better power transfer but needed it to be comfortable and supple for longer commutes.

Skate And Create: Landyachtz for Dish & Duer

For this frame Landyachtz chose a fillet brazed Columbus HSS downtube to get that stiff feeling and paired it with a mix of Life and Zona tubing. His frame was then finished with parts from Paragon Machine Works, including a PF30 BB which increased stiffness.

Skate And Create: Landyachtz for Dish & Duer

To finish off the frame and give this bike a truly different look, Landyachtz applied a unique powder coating process which brought out the fillet brazed highlights and natural coloring of the heated Columbus tubing. The frame is then sealed with a clear coat to protect it from the elements. The result is a beautiful, raw finish that is unique to each frame.

Skate And Create: Landyachtz for Dish & Duer

The choice of build kit came from Pascal’s mountain bike and cyclocross past. A SRAM 1X system, which is simple and functional, drives this bike. A Race Face Affect SL 24 MTB wheelset stretched the 28c Continental Grand Prix 4000 rubber out to close to 30c for off-road capability that’s still super fast. Pascal then finished the build with a bunch of lightweight components that he selected from Zipp and Ritchey.

Skate And Create: Landyachtz for Dish & Duer

Pascal is also one of the first to use Landyachtz’s yet to be released REFORM saddle. The saddle is handcrafted in Vancouver from carbon and a genuine leather. What makes the REFORM saddle unique is it’s custom modulable shell. It’s electronically heated, thermally moldable shell will mold to your sit bones, creating a more comfortable ride. The entire process takes only 20 minutes at your local bike shop. These will be available to the public in March of 2018.

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Big thanks to Dan Herzog for the photos.

Skate And Create: Landyachtz for Dish & Duer