01 April, 2016

New Constructeur All-Road Complete Build



We've been toying with the idea of complete builds for a while now along with the design of a new frame. We decided to merge the two in order to offer something both universal and unique. We started with the concept of an all-road platform, then added our own constructeur twist to yield a beautiful, utilitarian complete build.

Single front rack design for hauling whatever.
Minimalist Constructeurism.
We started with a classic Rene Herse/Alex Singer design, applied all-road specific geometry, then dropped everything we found unnecessary. What we were left with was a minimal rando-esque build. Piecing together a complete build allowed us to fit proprietary components. Bent fender stays and a custom rack reduce weight while adding clearance. Custom drawn 6969 cold hardened steel provides additional weight savings.
Front and rear mudflaps for optimal splash protection.
We decided on the 520B wheels size for a good all around handling. Supple tyres with a smooth tread allow you to float over any surface whether it's pavé, gravel, or åstrotürf. We used the thinnest latex casing we could find: whitewall for a classic cruiser aesthetic. After experimentation, we recommend running these tires at 7psi for optimal cornering and pedal stroke efficiency.

Classic VO headbadge with hand hammered bell from Tomii Cycles.
High Shredability
Look out for the new Velo Orange Constructeur All-Road Mononeur complete build!

18 comments:

Kendra said...

Yes, but what about a dynamo hub?

Mike the Bike PT said...

The next big thing at PBP.

teamdarb said...

Ah. Good point.

VeloOrange said...

The disc brake version will have a dynamo hub.

Anonymous said...

How about adding some sort of lampshade frame so accessories like bells would be in less awkward position?

Alex Wirth said...

is pre-order available?

bradslade@byu.edu said...

No rear racks?

Coline said...

Seat post adjuster is a bit crude, are there any upgrades available? Is it only available in dark winter colours, I would prefer something more springlike...

Evan Baird said...

What's the trail? Does it even plane?

tommy s said...

any chance you would consider selling a coupler...so I could buy a second unit for my girlfriend and we could ride in tandem?

teamdarb said...

I believe Problem Solvers are a selling DIY kits of saw blades and solder.

Drew said...

What if I want a rear rack instead of a front rack? How will that affect the handling? Will it have an adverse effect on weight distribution?

Anonymous said...

spent a wee bit of time reading/giggling the various 1 april posts on various sites;this one is MOST CERTAINLY the most creative and well done as well as FUNNIEST ! WELL DONE V.O. !

Clint'so dad said...

Wish it had a stem cap.

editorque said...

The front and rear mud flaps are an inspired touch.

Anonymous said...

The prototype Piolet rack found a great home.

bsimon said...

This is awesome. Bet you could sell tens of them.

Dave Feldman said...

I'll wait until I see one with Mafac centerpull braze-ons, then place my order!