After it was shown, it was my personal gravel road and randonneuring machine. Less than 1000km on the clock!
Geometry as follows:
The fork has the SON SL wireless dymano contact. An isolated plate is pushed into one dropout so you have no cables to snag, just pop the wheel in and out and the hub makes electrical contact through the fork!
The rack is designed with a special camlock clip system to hold the modified Berthoud rando bag down tight and secure.
There are three clips to quickly and easily remove and install the bag. The most rigid bag retention system around!
Bar tape and saddle cover made by Busyman. I think this was the first Cambium saddle Mick covered and it looks and feels great.
- Kumo frame, fork, stem and rack
- Campagnolo Athena Triple groupset
- Handbuilt wheels, Velocity A23 rims, DT swiss spokes
- Front Hub is Son Delux SL wireless dynamo
- Rear hub is Chris King R45 road hub
- Grand Bois Hertre 42mm tyres
- Paul Components Cantilever brakes
- Thompson Seatpost
- Brooks Cambium C17 saddle recovered in Kangaroo leather by Busyman
- Nitto noodle bars wrapped in custom Busyman tape
- Nitto bar ends
- Chris King headset
- Giles Berthoud rando bag modified with quick release camlock clips
- Edelux Upsidedown headlight
- 3 King cage stainless bottle cages
- Honjo mudguards with Berthoud hardware
There is a huge amount of detail and effort in this bike. If you are a taller individual of the randonneuring disposition then this could be perfect for you. Skip the 12 month Kumo wait list and get this whole bike for $6990.
This build would cost you almost double that today.
I will include three Kumo bidons and a pair of Kumo socks