Bruce Gordon's carbon fiber randonneur bike, described in the Autumn 2010 Bicycle Quarterly
The Ti lugs were milled from solid Ti, the shavings recycled
It's a bit surprising seeing a SRAM Red crank & rings on a randonneuring bike. The toe clips were custom-built by Bruce.
The Red rear derailleur is clamped to the hand-built Ti dropout.
This Caletti has a belt drive, an internally geared rear hub and disk brakes. I'm a bit biased against disk brakes, viewing them as overkill in most cases, but maybe...
The fork blades on this Sycip are capped with coins.
Steve Potts built this S&S coupled mountain bike with a square-taper crankset at customer request.
Out-of-focus shot of the Potts mountain bike, which had drop bars installed and cable-actuated disk brakes.
A nice Rock Lobster with fenders and long-caliper Shimano brakes. Paul Components' display is in the background.
A Black Sheep with more traditional brakes for fenders: Pauls which mount directly to fork blades.
You had to see this Steelman in person to fully appreciate it: it's gorgeous.
The legendary Jacquie Phelan was in attendance. I asked her for mountain biking advice. "Keep a party attitude in a combat zone," she said among other things.
Another photo of the Steelman. With Super Record 11 and tubular wheels this bike is lighter than most carbon bikes out there.
Brett Horton (clean-shaven) was there with the bike he had built for his wife. The bearded man works for for Phil Wood, who did the hubs, crank, and chainrings (at least) on the bike.
The whole drivetrain is gorgeous. The rear hub is a Rohloff mechanism installed into a Phil Wood shell. The front hub is a generator installed into a Phil Wood front. The rings are custom-machined by Phil Wood.
Not my thing, perhaps, but the rear rack is cool.
Phil Wood laser-etched the chainguard and mahogany rimmed wheels.
Rex had this randonneuring frame on hand with elaborate lugs. Steve was injured on the Sacramento River Ride in Nov 2008, breaking his hip and elbow. He's still recovering, but is building full-time.