When it comes to getting out on the road and laying down some rubber on the tarmac my favorite thing to ride this season has not been my ultra light carbon bicycle, it has been my old, heavy, cromoly lugged road bicycle with friction downtube shifters.
I can not tell you exactly what it is about the bicycle that brings me such pleasure, but I know it is something worth preserving and offering up to everyone. You are not a cyclist until you have spent a lot of time riding an old steel lugged frame with downtube shifters, it is simply amazing.
Enter a new idea, and an off-season project to prototype for a Number Four Cycles product. "The Definitive."
Here is the passion behind the idea;
Currently, designs and geometry are being worked on with a Taiwanese Manufacture who will hand build the frames. Painting, decals and assembly will be done in Canada by passionate Canadian Cyclists. To compliment the classic and modern elements, wheel and cockpit packages are in the works to create a visually unique and classic/modern feel. 50mm deep V Carbon Disc Brake Wheels and Carbon Bars to match and compliment the frame... just like the classics!