Not content with creating ultra-slick urban pursuit frames, a bicycle homage to the Vincent Grey Flash and academically correct porteurs, Adam at Stanridge Speed has now dirtied his hands with a race-ready 29er mountain bike frame.
The owner and photographer is David Butler, a repeat customer of Adam’s, having contracted the first track frame Adam built, and now the 29er. David should be especially proud, he designed both the logo and the logotype for Stanridge Speed. The striking headbadge design is based on the Serpent Mound, a prehistoric effigy mound located in Adams County, Ohio, not too far from Columbus where Stanridge Speed is located. While the finish of most of Adam’s frames are glossy and graphic, the 29er frame has been left in a raw, unpainted state that accentuates the solid construction. The almost colonial aesthetic is highlighted by vintage Campagnolo skewers and wheel tensioners.
The first Stanridge Speed is destined for Ireland, where David will race it at the 2011 Single Speed World Championships. Keep an eye on Adam’s blog and Facebook page to see how it fares. You can see more detail photos on the Stanridge Speed flickr page.