I noted with interest during the week that John Prolly, uber-blogger and denizen of the fixed gear freestyle world, gets emails all the time from weary fixed gear kids wanting to get into road riding. When Grant Taylor from Sizemore notified me of his latest build, Rich’s dream road bike, my first impression was of a serious mile muncher with the punk sensibility that could really appeal to those weary fixed gear kids wishing to extend their cycling horizons.
I’m not insinuating Rich is a weary fixed gear kid. Just that his dream road bike is both competent enough to appeal to the serious club racer and stylish enough to attract the desire of most streetwise cyclists lacking a freewheel. It’s built up with a heady mix of Campagnolo, Enve Composites, White Industries and Chris King, while the selection of H+Son TB14 rims will pique the interest of those usually in the market for their more heavy duty models.
Kudos to Rich for envisioning a bike that should appeal to both those that can appreciate a handmade steel road frame and fixed gear aficionados. Grant Taylor and Sizemore have done a stellar job of bringing it to life. Hopefully it’ll inspire a new generation of customers for our bespoke bicycle builders.