Raleigh Rainier

"Some people would call it a bike, I call it art"

Raleigh Rainier

After much hemming and hawing over the little details, I collected the montage of parts that now make up my Raleigh Rainier fixed gear cyclocross bike. Since cross season just ended, I’ve built it for the streets. These bikes are designed to be single speed only cyclocross bikes, but I won a set of gold wheels at the Polka Dot Rocker 2 years ago that are built on fixed only Miche hubs. The wheels are handbuilt by Mobius cycles, using DT Revolution spokes, red annodized alloy nipples, gold Velocity Deep-V rims, and came with red/black striped Michellin Lithion tires.

Raleigh Rainier

I chose a Phil Wood 16t Cog and an Izumi NJS track chain.

Raleigh Rainier

I scored a deal on these Campy Record cranks. They have a 135 BCD which made my chain ring options limited. In order to get a good chainline, I needed a chainring that would clear the chain stay while on the inside of the crank spider. The salsa 42 tooth I used was the largest I could get.

Raleigh Rainier

Soma Hellyer pedals, with the Soma Quad cages and Double Leather straps looked better than any other pedal out.

Raleigh Rainier

Thomson seat post, Salsa Lip Lock seat post clamp, and a Selle Italia SLR gel flow saddle.

Raleigh Rainier

Integrated FSA headset comes with the frame and fork. The stem is custom made for Counterbalance Bicycles (CBB) by David Wilson Industries (DWI). Nitto B117 bars, vintage Dura-Ace brake levers, and Fizik bar tape.

Raleigh Rainier

White KORE cantilever brakes, on the white Easton EC90X carbon fork.

Raleigh Rainier

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