We’re starting a new feature to showcase some of the cool bikes ridden by our employees. One of the main benefits to working in a bike shop is of course deals on new bikes and parts, and while we all have stock bikes like the ones we sell on our floor, we also have some more unusual rides, which we plan to showcase here.
Our inaugural candidate is a custom bike built by our neighbor Joseph of Ahearne Cycles. Metropolis co-owner Brad received it in trade for assembling Ahearne bikes and wheels.
Designed for big tires, though Joseph might call them skinny. His bikes tend to feature clearance for massive (though not ‘fat’) tires, often up to 3.0.
“Handbuilt With Love and Fury” signature Ahearne Cycles headbadge.
Dual plate fork crown keeps the front end stiff and classy. Still room for a fender or an even larger tire. Pictured tire is a Clement MSO 700×50.
Same view from the side.
Thomson stem, Salsa bar, cheap Shimano hydraulic brakes.
Jandd frame bag with a a patch from our friends at Defiance Cycles in Tacoma.
Yes, that’s a dropper post.
This bike sees a lot of service in Portland’s Forest Park, ripping along Leif Erikson and down Saltzman Road, but also makes an excellent commuter with a skinnier slick tire.