Jeff is a fellow Seattle International Randonneur and has been riding brevets for a number of years.
Jeff’s bike is built up with some very nice components and has a fabulous powder coat finish in a deep orange-y red, courtesy of Spectrum Powder Works. I built the wheels with Velocity Aerohead (non-O/C) rims, Schmidt SON Deluxe and White Industries H3 hubs and Wheelsmith double butted spokes. There’s a Sram 10 speed drivetrain mixed with a TA Carmina crank with 30/46T rings, SKF bottom bracket and 11/32T cassette. Honjo aluminum fenders, a Gilles Berthoud handlebar bag and leather saddle, and Paul Racer centerpull brakes mounted on braze-on bosses round out the package. And, let’s not forget the brilliant S&S couplers so Jeff won’t get dinged with an exorbitant baggage fee when he flies to Paris in August.
PBP won’t be Jeff’s first 1200km brevet. He completed the Cascade 1240km Grand Randonnee last year. Jeff’s bike will be one of four Boxers ridden in PBP this year. That’s a very nice feeling, let me tell you.
Bon voyage et bon courage, Jeff!