Royal H. Cycles: Custom Time-Trial Bike Nov 11, 2010

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As I mentioned in my Shop Visit to Royal H. Cycles earlier, I took some photos of two pristine bicycles while visiting Bryan. Luckily for me, a neighbor in their loft space has a photography studio that we could use. While Justin Keena didn’t leave his lights in the space, the seamless wall made a great backdrop for shooting this Royal H. Cycles time-trial bike.

Check out some more photos below.

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This bike has curves to spare.

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While maintaining a completely aero profile.

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And hidden Dura Ace AX brakes.

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Like something out of Slawta’s paint shop, the coat on this bike is as crazy as its geometry!

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The Look Ergo Stem, pursuit bars, Modolo levers and 650c wheel are all from an era that predates the UCI’s ban on time-trial bikes with a 650c front.

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The disk wheel was hand-painted and designed to distort and display the full color spectrum while spinning.

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Mean!

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So dialed! A little back-story on the inspiration for the build. When Ian and Bryan worked at Seven Cycles together, they told each other they would both build ridiculous time-trial bikes. Shortly after, Ian had his Leviathan and that prompted Bryan to make this beast. I think they’re both pretty original!

Thanks for opening your studio to me Bryan! Check back later for photos of a candy-coated track bike! As always, there are a ton of photos on my Flickr of this bike. Checkem out!

Previously:
Shop Visit: Royal H. Cycles and Icarus

  • usheen

    id love to see a video of that back wheel.

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    I took one with my new phone but when I came home to my computer, I plugged it in and a back-up overwrote all my data. It was pretty rad though! Maybe someone in Boston can hop over and shoot a quick video? I’ll hit you off with some sneakers and stickers.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/nztony/ nztony

    Talking about Road TT Bikes I almost bought a pair of these but reluctantly decided against it as I figured even for a TT Bike they wouldn’t be grunty enough to stop my size and bulk!

    http://velosniper.blogspot.com/2008/10/tuesday-price-porn-modolo-brakeset.html

  • http://www.geekhousebikes.com Greg

    ^^ & ^^^ Bryan’s got some videos up on his blog

  • Zach

    thats real rad

  • andrew

    its really great that you still post about different types of bikes, music, and art and not exclusively fixed. that mix is something i really dig about the cycling scene these days.

  • Luke

    Wierd, I was just thinking the same thing as andrew before I read the comments. I also think it’s awesome that you have continually diversified your content. Thank You.

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    Seriously, thanks for commenting guys. I try to keep it open to all forms of cycling. Bikes are rad!

  • alex 12

    hey does anybody know if the shimano AX rear derailleur cable can also be mounted underneath the chainstay tube..?
    peace

  • http://fixacwb.wordpress.com/ Gunnar

    Sick build. I’d just change that stem, as I cant stand those up and down thing.

  • Jens/Denmark

    Is the seat tube columbus air tubing?
    I’ve been looking all over for such a seat post to match my otherwise useless tt frame

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    Vitus superarcor aero main triangle.

  • James

    Wow! so much fabulous detail. I’d love to see that rear wheel in motion.

  • http://twitter.com/GeorgeGurdon George Gurdon

    fuck your faggot bike. NO ONE EVEN CYCLES ANYMORE YOU RETARDED 18TH CENTURY FUCKS.