Custom Speedvagen Track
You may remember this custom Overt Speedvagen Road from a few months back. As it turns out, the owner had a second bike idea in the works while we were working on this one. This time around he approached us with the idea of a custom track bike. Something we haven't made since 2011. Wanting to stick with a "matching" but distinctly different Overt paint scheme, the plan was set in motion.
Never a company to shy away from a challenge, this bike is everything that Speedvagen as a brand stands for. Striping away all that is un-need and innovating what is left. The build started out knowing we would use our signature stainless Vanilla track dropouts. We then braze on a brass plate to give superb gripping power to the track axle nuts. A tapered head tube allowed us to forgo using an external King headset cup, keeping the front end sleek and minimal.
The bar-stem combo may be the icing on this unicorn themed cake. We used an Enve Composites bar paired with a built in house steel stem that also integrates with the Chris King bearing cap. The bars and stem were then carbon wrapped together giving a near seamless transition from bar to stem to head tube.
Speedvagen Overt Custom Track Machine.
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- Frameset: Custom Speedvagen track featuring polished stainless Vanilla track drop outs and tapered head tube.
- Seat Post Head: Enve Composites
- Crank: Sugino 75
- Chain: CeramicSpeed UFO track chain
- Cog: EAI Gold Medal Pro 14t
- Wheelset: Enve SES 7.8 w/ Phil Wood track hubs
- Tires: Continental Sonderklasse II
- Headset: Chris King
- Handlebars: Enve carbon wrapped to custom steel stem
- Saddle: Fizik Arione 00
The only question left is if we did a batch of Ready Made Track Machines, would you pull the trigger? Shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will keep you up to date if or when this might happen.