2018 Philly Bike Expo: JP Weigle Randonneur – Jarrod Bunk

2018 Philly Bike Expo: JP Weigle Randonneur
Photos and words by Jarrod Bunk

For over 40 years JP Weigle has been crafting functional artwork. This bike is a culmination of those years, his hand cut and filed lugs in themselves are art. They pull you in and capture your attention.

These functional bikes aren’t just gorgeous show bikes though, each one gets ridden and tested to make sure it passes the ride quality that a Weigle is known for.  Every shape and line of this bike flows together, as the construction and build of the bike are done together creating something gorgeous and refined.  The build is comprised of Compass parts including René Herse cranks, Loup Loup Pass tires as well as Campagnolo Chorus. This modern Randonneur is ready for anything Connecticut weather can throw at it.

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32 responses to “2018 Philly Bike Expo: JP Weigle Randonneur – Jarrod Bunk”

  1. Patrick Jonathan Neitzey says:

    Made for a time and somehow still timeless

  2. Nate Zellmer says:

    The juxtaposition between this and the MAP is great! I love the similarities and differences.

    • John Watson says:

      So true. You rarely see randonneuring bikes with disc brakes because the ultralight forks used in rando frames wouldn’t withstand the forces used in disc brakes.

  3. Robert Hill says:

    Why are the Reynolds logo on the stickers crossed out? And the “Not” added to the seat tube decal? Anyone know the story there?

  4. John Watson says:

    JP Weigle is the mufuckin’ DON!

  5. JimthePE says:

    Is this the renowned 20 lb complete Jan Heine Weigle?

  6. George T Rosselle says:

    When only the best will do.

  7. Andrew Demack says:

    This and the MAP are two sides of the same rando coin … and express just about everything about the current state-of-the-art of the road-going bicycle. Love ’em.

  8. mark rothschild says:

    ………………..Oh, I forgot to Breath…for a Minute their. – Avid Randonneur

  9. séamuis says:

    Nothings says “Randonneur” like a Weigle. Just beautiful. Nothing less than perfection, as usual. Also, robins egg blue should pretty much, officially be THE rando colour.

  10. "Ronnie" Romance says:

    beyond question, Weigle sets the standard for all to aspire. there is absolutely nothing on this bike, that can be critiqued; rather this bike critiques you. I enjoy the abuse

  11. Matt Meko says:

    Interesting mystery: how does the wire get to the tail light? The other bikes with compass tail lights featured this week have visible entry into the down tube. But here: ???

    • Alexander Hongo says:

      The positive wire runs inside the fork to a brush-and-plate connection that bridges the gap between the steer tube and head tube (both brush and plate are isolated from the frame with a non conductive material).

      • slickfast says:

        That is the method used in some fancy rando bikes so I understand you saying this (and I totally dig it doing it some day!), but I’m pretty sure this is just a battery light. Peter tends to prefer the cleanliness of the battery light, one of the few things I disagree with him on.

  12. ffit.remark says:

    Why no ferrules at the brake housing hangers?

  13. starground says:

    …THE best biplane fork crown ever. Understated perfection. Reminds me of my Baco. :-) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/722185446f1ec1057b16dfe35202f02b8e2fc3298c017377143d4a8814d11dd4.jpg