The changes to the Rhygin’s rear triangle are done. In order to accommodate 40mm fenders and wider tires I brought it to Mike Terraferma. The short reach Record brakes are being replaced by Campagnolo Euclid wide profile canti’s. Mike cut out the brake bridge and brazed on: stainless steel eyelets at the dropouts, a cable guide (1.), a seatstay bridge with fender mount (2.), Canti bosses (3.) and a threaded boss on the chainstay bridge for the fender (4.).
Dirk Smeets who will be assembling the bike came by and fabricated a seatstay bridge from a piece of stainless steel stock. In the above photo Dirk is filing the ends after bending the piece in a vice. Dirk was a framebuilder in his native Holland and built hundreds of frames. He now runs SECS Multisport where he offers bike fitting and coaching services.
I asked Dirk to assemble my wife’s and my bike as he has tons of experience with fenders, lighting dynamos and old MAFAC brakes (my wife’s Waterford 650B conversion has MAFAC 2,000’s , a TA rack and a bottle dynamo). Most LBS’s here have never even seen any of that stuff.
I wanted everything very utilitarian and minimalist on the Rhygin Metax frame and I think the results look great. The new Terraferma fork for the Rhygin is going to paint and I’ll have photos next week.