The Bike

Black Betty, 11/20/16. She is the one I’ve been dreaming about. German, black and tough. Black Betty is the most expensive thing I have ever bought or owned. I bought her off of craigslist in Seattle. Jeff offered me a ridiculously low price than what Betty truly was worth. She even has a theme song!

You bet your ass I’m going to be blasting this song on those hills!


THE SPECS
Chris King Black Headset
Thomas X4 60mm Black Stem
Jones H-Bar Loop 710 Alum Black with Brown Leather tape
Ergon Grips


Truvativ (includes Truvativ BB) Cranks
Gates Centertrack 104mm 50 teeth for Rohloff Front Ring
Gates Centertrack Belt 118 teeth
Schmidt SONdelux SL Disc Black 32h (Centerlock) Dyno Front Hub
Rohloff 8027Z Black (includes Gates Center Track 19 or 20 tooth Cog) 14 Speed Internal Gear Rear Hub


Mavic EN 521 32h Black Rims
Wheelsmith DB-14 Silver with nipple
Pitlock Set 03/GA (protects front hub and Rohloff rear, headset and seatpost)


Schwalbe Marathon Deluxe 26×2 Tires
Shimano XT M785 (Hydraulic, includes levers and hoses) Disc Brakes
Shimano SLX RT67 180mm Centerlock Font Disc
Avid Disc for Roholoff (160mm) G2 Rear Disc


Cane Creek ST Thudbuster (27.2 / 400mm lgth) Seatpost
Rivet Saddle


Schmidt Edelux (black) Headlight
Busch Müller Toplight Line Brake Tek Plus (Pulsating) Taillight


MKS Touring Pedals
Crane Bell
Woody Custom Wood Fenders with Gilles Berthoud Leather Mud Flaps (not while touring obviously…)
Pletscher kickstand