We delivered Woody’s RedSky S in February of this year, via Adam and Saj at Get-a-Grip in Chicago. We received this photo, just this morning, which suggests Woody and his Seven are getting along pretty well.
Rode my Seven for the Great Lakes Randonneurs 1000k last weekend. We were allowed 75 hours, completed it in 65. Had decent weather, just one huge storm on Day 1 to contend with. Great roads, terrific variety of terrain, and great support from the GLR volunteers. My bike handled great. Bombing hills, cornering with speed, bouncing across gravel sections—all good.
Here is a do-everything touring machine we built for Joe with our friends at Spokes, Etc. in Alexandria, VA. This Expat SL incorporate S&S couplings, front and rear rack & fender mounts, a kickstand, Rohloff belt drive, generator hub, extra water bottle mount and a pump peg. We like this build because it really demonstrates the extent to which a rider can personalize a Seven to produce what is, for them, the ultimate bike for the purpose (or many purposes).
Photos by Mike Gregerson
Yesterday, we introduced Project RedSky. Today we want to look at this bike’s incredible versatility. To demonstrate, we offer photos of an eTap equipped RedSky wearing a wide range of tires.
With 23c tires, RedSky looks like any road bike. What you will notice, as we step up from 28c, to 32c, 33c, and finally to 30c studded, is that the bike always looks proportional, always looks purpose-built.
RedSky can very literally be your go-to fast, group ride bike, and also your winter time commuter (with 32c tires and fenders). You can ride mixed-terrain on it with an array of file treaded tires, or you can tour on it. It has hidden rack mounts at the dropouts.
We know a lot of our riders are hesitant to move to disc brakes, because they have already invested in quality rim brake wheels. RedSky solves this problem by giving those riders access to the same tires as they might run on a mixed-terrain or cyclocross bike.
Mavic 23c tireRivendell Ruffy Tuffy 28c
Clement X’Plor MSO 32c
Rivendell Jack Brown 33c
Clement LAS 33c
45 North Xerxes 30c studded
We built and delivered this Axiom SLX only 10 days ago. This morning we received this note from the rider’s proud daughter:
This is a picture of my father, Steve, after completing the Bessie’s Creek 24 hour in Brookshire, TX. He covered 386 miles and still looks pretty good! Needless to say I think he was very pleased with his bike. It served him well.
That’s what we call a comprehensive shake out ride.
Tom loves this bike. Even if he didn’t tell us so in so many words, he wrote this about it:
Scarlet Seven is a fully custom touring bicycle assembled by Ride Studio Cafe, Lexington MA. Scarlet was born on 27 September 2015. Scarlet has a Seven Cycles titanium Expat SL frame and a steel Waterford Uni-fork. Scarlet has Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes and Di2 gear shifting with 36:46 chain rings and 11:32 cassette. Scarlet also has a Schmidt SON Deluxe SL Disc dynamo electric hub, a Schmidt Edelux II headlight and Busch & Muller Toplight Line Plus taillight. Scarlet has a Tubus Tara front rack and a Tubus Cosmo rear rack on which Ortieb Front-Roller Classic and Back-Roller Classic panniers ride. Scarlet is a great bike for touring.
Tom also takes great photos. Here are just a few: