It's rare that a Vanilla comes up for sale and this one is very special. Here's a brief background:
Scott Ramsey has been one of my longest running employees. He started out as a mechanic doing assembly and that job evolved to be the main point person for customers, parts ordering, fabrication, running electrical in the shop for new machines, framing in new rooms, and damn near everything else at one point or another.
He has also become one of my best friends.
Back in2008 Scott (I call him Ramseys*)and and I built this Vanilla together for his lady.
Now that they're moving with their young family, they want the bike to go to a good home and we're helping them sell it.
Scott and I probably built about 1000 bikes together over the course of 7 years. Of those, around 100 bore the Vanilla name.
-Built as a single speed. Housing clamps on TT can be removed for the ultimate in non-brake tidiness
-Henry James brand lugs, BB and fork crown
- Vanilla stainless track drops. The brass reinforcements keep the wheel centered when you're giving it the goods
-Custom (made for this bike) Trucker brand front rack.**
-Phil Wood (the best) low flange hubs laced to Velocity rims, with DT competition spokes and Challenge Paris Roubaix tires.
-Nitto (the best) handlebar, stem and seat post
-Brooks B17 Special saddle with titanium rails.
-Berthoud (pronounced "bear toe") stainless steel fenders.***
-Campagnolo Record Headset
-Dura Ace crank 170mm (old school 7100!)
This bike has all of the components that we love for a build like this and is both a piece of our history and a beautifully functional daily driver. It is basically brand new, with approximately 500 miles.
If we were to build this bike today, the retail price would cost close to 10k. Asking price for this cream dream is $6295.
The size is approximately 54.5cm and will accommodate a saddle height of 700mm to 770mm fitting a person from 5'5" to 5'10".
This bike is bound to sell quickly. If you want it, you can easily purchase through our store.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Nacho Libre anyone?
** Made by Ben Leonard. Another original employee who went on to make the worlds most beautiful bike racks!