This New Albion Homebrew went out the door today with a happy customer. She wanted a versatile road bike that could be converted to everyday commuter duty. It had to be light, fast, but equipped to carry all of her photography equipment to various photo shoots.
We swapped the drop bars and downtube shifters for a Soma Oxford bar and IRD 9 Speed thumbshifters. The stock stem was switched out with a more upright Velo Orange quill stem. A softer saddle to accomdate an upright seating position was added as well as a set of reflective sidewall Panaracer Pasela tires. The final touch was a Wald basket for load carrying duty.
Pedal Revolution is excited to be stocking these super versatile, classic looking bikes. Road, touring, commuting, they do it all quite well with braze-on mounts for any manner of racks and fenders. Wide tire clearance is another feature that we love about this bike. The styling of the Homebrew is a nod to the classic steel bikes of yesterday; partially lugged construction, beautiful head badge, quill stem, and minimal branding make this bike a shop favorite.
There is a nice feature on the New Albion Homebrew on the Urban Velo website. Check out the laudatory review here: