The fourth annual Pushies Galore bicycle show takes place this weekend in Brisbane which, if any of the previous events can be used as a benchmark, will prove to be the most memorable yet. A few surprises will be unveiled at the show, one of which is this pursuit bike, modified and customised by an industrial designer named Brad Marshall.
Brad referenced the innovative geometries of well-known pursuit frames such as the famous Takhions and Textimas. Brad’s creation actually started off as a bog-standard lugged CrMo road frame, to which a new integrated seat mast was brazed, along with aero gussets at each tube junction and a custom fork with a stem integrated into the crown.
“Perhaps the most unique features of this bike are the components I’ve designed and had custom made,” Brad tells us. “The bike features a number of 3D-printed parts including: stainless steel stem cap, high-detail stainless steel head badge and BB serial badge, headset/steerer cap, and handle bar end plugs.
“Along with the printed parts, there is a custom designed and CNC+EDM-machined aluminium hub body, made specifically for the carbon disc to carry a custom splined stainless steel track cog that is adjustable for tweaking the chain line. The bike also features a custom CNC-machined 54T chainring and a modified saddle mount for the seat-mast.”
The build is rounded out with a hand-polished Shimano 600 crankset, a suitable Kashimax Aero NJS ostrich skin saddle, a Tange Levin NJS Headset and genuine pursuit bullhorns — believed to be Textima. It’s all led by a stripped-and-hand-polished Mavic Cosmic front wheel. The final touch were these impeccable photos, taken by Matt Leasegang.