Parker from Angry Catfish’s Amazing All-City Log Lady – Kyle Kelley

Parker from Angry Catfish’s Amazing All-City Log Lady
Photos by Kyle Kelley, words by Parker Roenfanz.

BEHOLD: THE LOG JAM!

It’s the Midwest; trails here often ‘require’ neither suspension nor gears. Having been born and bred in an area where the White-Tails carved much of the early singletrack, the folks at All-City created a capable ripper, with tight angles, classic lines, and a few touches of modern flair.

I had the chance to first ride the Log Lady down in Los Angeles before All-City announced it to the masses, and I fell in love with it almost immediately. Having grown up on rigid 26″ single-speeds, the LL really appealed to me.

When the frameset first showed up, I had to make a couple changes to it to make it mine. First, the color had to go; no offense to the wonderful folks over at All-City, but the Red/Black/White fade was not my jam. After that, I jammed the biggest rubbers I could between the stays: Derby’s AM rims with a 35mm internal width and Panaracer’s FBN tire, which measures out roughly 2.7. And finally, I did what any good human should do these days and put dropper on it! Just a little frame modification and the Fox Transfer post was good to go.

Parker from Angry Catfish's Amazing All-City Log Lady

Obviously, this setup is a far cry from All-City’s stock build, but it should help showcase what the bike is capable of, and how well one can make it their own.
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  • Looking forward to getting one of these built up!

  • Nick Meulemans

    Rigid, not ridged ;)

    Niggle aside, slick-ass whip!

    • It’s been a hectic morning, I should have read this more closely. Thanks.

      • Nick Meulemans

        No worries! Top notch work, as usual.

  • boomforeal

    “BEHOLD: THE LOG JAM!

    It’s the Midwest; trails here often ‘require’ neither suspension nor gears. Having been born and bred in an area where the White-Tails carved much of the early singletrack, the folks at All-City created a capable ripper, with tight angles, classic lines, and a few touches of modern flair.

    I had the chance to first ride the Log Lady down in Los Angeles before All-City announced it to the masses, and I fell in love with it almost immediately. Having grown up on rigid 26″ single-speeds, the LL really appealed to me.

    When the frameset first showed up, I had to make a couple changes to it to make it mine. First, the color had to go; no offense to the wonderful folks over at All-City, but the Red/Black/White fade was not my jam. After that I jammed the biggest rubbers I could between the stays: Derby’s AM rims with a 35mm internal width and Panaracer’s FBN tire, which measures out roughly 2.7. And finally, I did what any good human should do these days and put dropper on it! Just a little frame modification and the Fox Transfer post was good to go.

    Obviously, this setup is a far cry from All-City’s stock build, but it should help showcase what the bike is capable of, and how well one can make it their own.”

    bike looks like a good time

    • Thank you. Deleting comment after edit, ok?

  • Chris Valente

    The tires say 27.5 x 3.5 but only measure to 2.7? Either way that is one sweet rig.

    • Yeah, Panaracer’s plus tires are tinnnnny!

      • Chris Valente

        Wow I know the marked tire measurements are never reflected in actual measurement but that’s almost an inch different. That’s nutso!

  • breed007

    Nice Krampus. ;) …but, seriously, sick build and I love the geometry of this frame for Midwest riding.

  • jtbadge

    Seriously sick. I just bought a frameset from my LBS and am amassing parts for a build.

    • jtbadge

      Think these tires are too much for a 26mm internal Pacenti DL31 rim?

      • breed007

        That should work. Did you buy Marco’s frame?

        • jtbadge

          I should have, but it is long gone. I was right in the middle of my Merckx build when he was selling.

          Took the new one off the wall.

      • boomforeal

        way too much

  • T.C. Worley

    Cool whip, cool dude. Hey Parker!

    • Poolboy 1.0

      OH HI

  • Rad bike!

  • Dan O

    Frame modification for stealth dropper routing?

    I like the Duluth glamour shot.

    • Poolboy 1.0

      Indeed. Keeping things tidy.

  • Noel Smith

    Sick setup. Thats one fat looking 2.7!

    • Steve

      I’m thinking that’s a misprint. The tire sidewall says 27.5×3.5, and the AC web site references a max tire width of 2.8.

  • Tyler Morin

    This bike is so rad!

  • Richard Olive

    I need to write “Blimey”, (imagine that spoken in a British accent!), “what an awesome looking bike”!

    • Noel Smith

      or better yet Blimey O’Reilly!

  • well ain’t that the cutest little fender I ever did see!

  • Rogan

    When will all city make a geared log lady! dammit!

    • You can easily convert it. I have a gallery somewhere of the King Kog Brooklyn Log Lady with gears.

      • Rogan

        I can see a blog with the king kog log lady but not with gears?!

  • Devin Kyle Mattson

    Love the British Racing Green. I got my Breadwinner GoodWater in the same color.

  • Don Gouda

    I would love a shot showing the clearance on the rear. That’s a nice build

  • Jon R

    mmmmmmm 27.5+ rigid… Thank you sir may I have another!

  • Dainius Dilba

    Clipless flipflops? Must have!! :O

  • Austin Turner

    Angry Catfish and Parker is good people. Glad to see a touch of ENVE on the bike too.

  • Andy

    Interested in these tires. How do they perform tubelessly?

  • Paolo Pirovano

    k, i may be asking the most stupid question, but WHERE THE FUCK DOES THE THIRD CABLE GO?? honestly i’m going mad ’cause it doesn’t seem like and internal geared hub and i can’t see it going out of the vertical tube…halp

    • Chris Valente

      dropper post

    • Ken Neville

      Picture #4 shows the dropper cable disappearing into a custom cable port on the seat tube.

  • I just ordered a Log Lady complete. Gonna slowly upgrade so it’s ready for hilllls.

  • Wylie Haggerty

    Anyone know if the Log Lady could fit the 2.75 X 3 Surly Dirt Wizard tires?

    • jtbadge

      Doubt it. Not much clearance around the Fat B Nimble or Trailblazer at 2.6-2.7 inches.

  • Doug Sullivan

    Looks great, I have the ENVE Mtn fork on my rigid SS but not the carbon rims. I bet that stiffness is really ramped up on the that build.

  • jtbadge
  • Tom Braun

    Where do you get your stuff painted in LA?

  • Joel Ganshaw

    Would be interested to hear his feedback on the tires and overall setup.

    • Josh is fishing in Kansas right now, but I could probably answer your questions since he and I talked about it…

      • Joel Ganshaw

        Sounds good — I am wondering about all-around tire performance and sidewall durability and if he’s found the need to change anything in the build. Thanks!