Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My New DRB!

It took a while, but it's finally done! This frame is actually the one that I'm brazing in Chris' video in Vimeo, and I displayed it at NAHBS as a "raw" frame, but since then it's kept sliding onto the back burner as Jason worked on frames for customers. If you haven't seen the video, definitely take a couple minutes to check it out, it was filmed over the course of one day in my shop this past Jan, and it features both of Ellis' furry mascots, Woody and Chuckles!

Ellis Cycles from Chris Harris on Vimeo.

Getting back to the bike though, it's my personal DRB, and I designed it to accept mini v-brakes for maximum tire clearance and it features fully internal wired Di2 components. It's perfect for exploring dirt roads, and with a skinny set of tires, it certainly doesn't hold me back on the smoother pavement!

In the next week or so I'm hoping to get some better pictures of the complete bike, but if you're heading to Blue Mounds this Sunday for Robbie Ventura's Gran Fondo, you can check it out in person. I'm also looking forward to D2R2 in about a month's time as well, can't wait to try out the DRB there!



gobucky said...

I can attest to the fact that it doesn't hold Dave back on the roads. It's a beauty. Where did you get the tool box to fit in the water bottle cage?

Also, you could done a better job coordinating the color of the gatorade in the picture! ;-) You've done it before. (Better yet, some matching Ellis waterbottles)

Dave Wages said...

I honestly can't remember where I got that stash bottle. I recently got a couple new ones from Soma that have a threaded cap instead of a flip opening,(not that I've ever had a problem with it opening inadvertently on the road).

I'll work on that Gatorade coordination, I think purple flavor would look nice with the new bike! I guess if I want to drink orange I have to build an orange bike? ;-)

gobucky said...

See now that's good thinking. I know I stick with orange gatorade! Sorry we will miss you at Cream City!