Signal Cycles Road / Rain Bike

Signal Cycles Road / Rain Bike

Every cyclist is different and, after many miles, will develop a good idea of their dream machine. Portland’s Signal Cycles created this fendered road bike for a customer that’s a direct response to his riding style and environment, finished in a most famous livery, that of the Gulf Oil racing team.

It’s destined for long-distance riding around the rugged and remote landscape in Oregon’s northwest, around Mt Hood. Weather can be more than inclement, so full fenders are a requirement. So is reliable lighting, hence the integrated Supernova dynamo hubs and lights.

A high priority was placed on creating a ‘complete’ bike: internal cable routing, matching fenders and Topeak pump with the lighting incorporated as a permanent fixture. It’s already been put through its paces and passed with flying colors, having completed numerous century and regular club rides.

Just what you’d expect from a Signal Cycle. See more details of the Road / Rain Bike on their flickr and keep updated on workshop happenings via their website.

Signal Cycles Road / Rain Bike
Signal Cycles Road / Rain Bike
Signal Cycles Road / Rain Bike
Signal Cycles Road / Rain Bike
Signal Cycles Road / Rain Bike
Signal Cycles Road / Rain Bike

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  • http://twitter.com/OatsAndSugar Johanan Ottensooser

    I wonder how much heavier this is than an unfendered bike …
    And (just for my interest in riding in the rain) … what sort of tyres do you think he used?

  • Ponder This

    It appears he is using the Continental GP Force / Attack combo

  • Adrian Salter

    If I turned up on this on my weekend bunch ride my bro’s would die laughing

    • http://twitter.com/StepUpOffMe Aaron

      What kind of bikes do your bros ride on your “weekend brunch ride?”

      • Spiny Norman

        I’m guessing Adrian doesn’t live in a place where it rains 180 days a year. Either that or he has a thing for getting a mud stripe painted up his backside.

        • http://twitter.com/StepUpOffMe Aaron

          I’m guessing him and his bros all ride treks and curvy specializeds.

          • Adrian Salter

            I ride Giant man……the best bikes in the world,Bar none

          • http://www.facebook.com/dimypap Dim-itri’os Ev-angelos Pap’the

            oh.!. :-o … & you sure have Dura Ace electric Di2 gears & Chris King hubs + Supernova lighting on your Giant ; huh .?.

          • Adrian Salter

            c=3

  • JohnnyWholesome

    Love this ride…I’m finding my rain bike gets more and more use as it’s so damn practical. It would be just like this if I only had the budget–hell, my mountain bike is already even in the iconic Gulf livery..! Congrats to the builders/owner!

  • WozT

    The execution on the layout of the cabling, integration of the dynamo, and the welding are amazing (zero seems!). It is never easy managing all of that cabling internally, so I’d be intersted in what Signal did internally (ie, do they have micro channels for the drivetrain/brake wiring?). Whilst I love the Gulf livery in principle, and in the smaller vignettes looks ace, the overall bike looks too busy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dimypap Dim-itri’os Ev-angelos Pap’the

    excellent.!. i love high level equipment (Di2 shifting for instance) on an “everyday” bike.!. + fenders & lighting on a “sport’s” bike… love it.!. close to my dream bike too… :-D

    • Adrian Salter

      It’s not di2. You dick