Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

NAHBS 2011, Day Two

The bike hermit is only interested in useful bikes. Randonneuring, commuting and touring bikes with racks or at least eyelets and with fenders are the only bikes that make sense. And the only ones that look proper. Ellis Cycles’ owner Dave  Wages has a resume that includes stints with Ben Serotta, Dave Kirk and Waterford. Pretty good resume. And it shows in the details.

Ellis Cycles

Ellis Cycles cool touring bike


Ellis Cycles

Custom fender stay bolts


Cable hanger. Stout


Custom rear tail light, wired inside fender.


Another view of Ellis Cycles touring bike

And I’ve decided what a crummy photographer I am. The pictures of the light wiring inside the front rack and the custom brake cable hangers and the engraved head tube logo were not done justice in the photos I did take. This bike ended up with the Best Of Show award and it was well deserved. Everything well thought out designed, built and integrated into a seamless whole. Making simple look easy.

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