This one is up here because we have never done this before. The customer's old frame crapped out, so he was looking for a similar steel frame fixie, but also wanted upgrades. More specifically, disc brake on the front. And here is the result. A State Bicycle Co. frameset and Shimano Deore hubs and hydraulic discs. Sweet.
This story begins all the way back in December 2012. We were in the process of moving into our new shop and clearing out some older stock from the old shop, so we listed this 2012 Pacer frame on eBay. There was lots of interest from around the country, but one person called and said they NEEDED this frame for her husband for Christmas and they lived in Richmond!
When I found out who the husband was, it turned out he was a customer already who already owned a Surly Steamroller. Awesome! We discussed the build very topically in January, then finalized the build plans by the end of May.
What we have is a stunning example of starting with quality and ending with quality. This bike is dripping with "MADE IN USA." Chris King handles all the bearings, Thomson provides the cockpit and seatpost bits, SRAM Force handles the drivetrain, and Paul stops the bike. Any question? Please refer to the photos!
**There is quite a bit of Europe in this bike as well. Mavic OpenPro's and Time Atac's from France, DT Swiss spokes from Switzerland, Fizik Arione saddle and bar tape from Italy, and Continental Gatorskin's from Germany. The majority of this project is not "MADE IN CHINA!"