Pat’s Allroad:

Last week I finished up Pat’s allroad.  Pat was looking for a bike that was a bit more versitle than your average road bike.  He wanted to run bigger tires for bombing dirt roads and the occasional fender in the spring.  I used True Temper OX Platinum for the front triangle.  I opted for oversized front tubes for Pat’s intended usage and weight, but I went with .7-.4-.7 wall tubes to keep the frame weight down.  The back half uses Columbus s-bend chainstays for extra tire clearance and some 14mm single taper seatstays for a cush ride.

I make all of my own s-bend seatstays for the steel bikes.  The fist bend in the seatstays is for tire clearance.  The amount of bend here will be determined by max tire size, as well as, the size of the frame.

The second bend is for heel clearance and aesthetics.

Once all of the tubes are mitered and cleaned, they’re ready to tack and weld.


After the bike is welded, I braze all of the cable stops and bottle bosses on.  Pat also requested fender mounts for his bike.

Ready for paint

7 responses to “Pat’s Allroad”

  1. Carl says:

    Very nice!

  2. Wil says:

    What size tires are those? Looks like a sweet dirt road bike. Good work!

  3. jeff says:

    hey…beautiful…are those big mouth brakes…tektro’s…?

  4. Thomas says:

    perfect choice on the brakes…I have them on “black beauty”