Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Three New Ellis

Things are moving right along here at Ellis, and I've got a few new bikes to share.

First, Jim's green on green light tourer is headed to the Great White North! He's promised some complete bike photos once it's finished.

Han's touring bike will be hitting the road in Switzerland soon! His request for the paint scheme was simple, "autumn". We also designed it for the Map/Ahearne style bars, so Hans could be a bit more upright than a true tourer.

Finally, Tom's DRB/Seattle Commuter, on it's way to the rainy Northwest! I set up the fenders so they can be installed and removed in a matter of minutes with a 4mm allen wrench so Tom can do double duty, commuting and longer weekend rides.

There are lots more photos of these 3 bikes on my Picasa page here; https://picasaweb.google.com/elliscycles. Plus you can see the build progressions of each one as well.

That's all for now, but Jason just sent me a note to say that the next Ellis will be ready on Thurs. morning, so I'll get pics of that one up soon!



gobucky said...

I am curious about the "autumn" Ellis. It has quite a few spacers on the head tube. Why wouldn't one just adjust the geometry of the frame?

Funny, I was thinking I had yet to see a green Ellis. And one appeared!

Dave Wages said...

Well, the reason for all the spacers is twofold. Firstly, Han's wanted to run the Map/Ahearne bars flipped downward as you can see in the photo. This is purely an aesthetic choice on his part, but it means that the stem has to be that much higher to start with. Additionally, I did design the frame with some upslope in the top tube and a longer than normal head tube extension to minimize the spacers as much as possible, but if I had made the frame much bigger, he'd have lost too much standover clearance.