The 2017 NAHBS coincided with the 25th anniversary of Sycip Designs. Jeremy knew he had to do something special for the showcase, so in the spirit of Sycip number one, which we saw in detail yesterday, he pinged his brother Jay Sycip, who works at Chris King, to come down to Santa Rosa and do something special…
In many ways, Sycip number one embodied frame building construction when it was built and painted. With wrapped seat stay caps, beautiful lugged construction, a 1″ steerer, QR ends, lightweight steel tubing, and a threaded bottom bracket, you couldn’t ask for more at the time. It even had a matching fillet stem.
For this bike, Jeremy wanted to evoke a sense of throwback design, with a modern twist. In the past 25 years, he’d learned a lot, including the art of welding titanium. Technology had come a long way too, with flat mount disc brakes and electronic shifting gruppos. A lot had changed since those days in Paul Sadoff’s shop making a fillet stem.
Jeremy made this disc road bike with all the accouterment of a modern race machine and all that was left was Jay’s steady hand to finish the job. Personally, knowing the history of this machine just adds the icing on the cake.
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