Will's 62cm Appaloosa

96.5cm PBH - 84.5cm saddle height because I always ride in thin Chuck Taylors. I love this bike so much - all of my bikes are super comfortable but this one slightly edges out the rest and with front and rear racks and fenders its by far my most useful. The rear rack is a sample of one we'll hopefully have in stock later this year. It's like the Nittos, but tig welded instead of brazed and a lot more affordable. I use it to carry a tripod (the legs sit in that tiny pannier and then I toe strap it to the rack) when I feel like shooting sheet film. The handlebar is another sample - it's a 61cm...

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Bridgestone UNO - The only one

I’m not a single-speed aficionado or purist or snob, but I’ve owned and ridden four over the years (Team Raleigh track bike, Zeus track bike, custom one-speed, Quickbeam. I thought Bridgestone should have one. I was getting disgusted with the bike trends back then, so the UNO was going to help my state-o’-mind.   By my last three or four years at Bridgestone (1991-1994) I’d had enough oddball successes to earn a long and floppy leash, and the Japanese big mother arm of it always cut me more slack than many on the American side did…so when I said “Let’s do a one-speed,” it wasn’t something I “ran by” anybody over here. It made the 1994 catalog, but some of...

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