Nick’s Sparkle Stanridge Speed Disc Road

It was time for Nick to get a road bike. Nick is usually seen around town on a track bike – and a damn fine one at that – but now, he’s got something new. A longtime fan of Adam Eldridge’s Stanridge Speed brand, he commissioned him for a road bike with aggressive angles, disc brakes and an almost blinding wet paint. The sparkles almost overpower this speed machine’s stance. Short chainstays, a drop stem and a zero setback post puts Nick on the front of the bike at all times. It’s perfect for inner city riding and descending the tight canyons found in Los Angeles.

As you can tell, he used Ultegra, Thomson and DT Swiss for the build. This road bike is one of the meanest looking specimens to cross my lens this year. Lookin’ good, fellas!

  • Kyle Deven

    Holy fuck.

  • Andrew Mc

    Wet paint or powder? If powder, how did they match the fork?

    This thing is nuts! Looks like a blast.

  • Hot fucking damn!

  • Jared Jerome

    Dang this bike looks fast just hanging out.

  • Will

    Why the kink in the chainstay where it meets the dropout? Looks all wrong to me… otherwise really cool.

    • AdamEldridge

      So the rear derailleur hanger remains at 90° offering the best shifting performance possible. Good question. :) Thanks!

      • marsi

        I would say it is to abtain a short chainstay length. If it was straight it would make the rea end longer and would not help to join the chainstays to the bb shell.

        • AdamEldridge

          Oh yeah. You’re probably correct.

          • Jared Jerome

            Let me tell you all about it.

        • Will

          Short chainstays don’t need much special accommodation when it’s a road bike with skinny tires… Whatever the reason, it looks goofy to me. Carry on.

  • Dan Coppola

    It’s a good looking machine. I’m curious about the transition from dropout to chainstay – there’s a visible change in angle from the upward slope of the chainstay to the dropout itself. Is this due to the relatively short chainstays in conjunction with the relatively long, disc dropouts? Could the angle of the dropouts have been changed to smooth this out?

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  • Euan Lindsay

    Holy TIG!!!, Adam is that all primer to get the welds smooth or some dressing before paint?

    • Praveen Prabhakaran

      Looks like its brazed, with the brass inside the tube, heated so that the brass inside melts and creates an interal fillet. Im not an expert though, i could be wrong !

  • #DirtyRoadie

    face melting!

  • Slam achieved.

  • Theodor Rzad

    max aggro

  • Holy motherfucker!

  • Tim Guarente

    Dude. Just… dude.

  • Nicholas Petersen

    #11 doesn’t even look real. Sooo good.

  • Mike Kimbro

    #flipt #slamt #tukt

  • Richard

    The paint job to end all paint jobs.

  • Jonathan McCurdy

    that’s my favorite type of geo! would like to build a bike like this, but with like clearance for 32s… i know that might be tricky with the chainstays though

  • duperay

    well someone loves the SS

    • How so?

      • duperay

        I mean Stanridge Speed … what else could it mean ? skeleton, lightning bolt S’s …

        • Yeah. That’s what I thought. haha. Nevermind!

  • Jon Thornton

    Great paint on a lovely looking frame. However, the setup looks a bit odd – saddle a long way forward and stem angled down sharply. Why didn’t you just get the builder to make the seat angle steeper and the head tube shorter?