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Blacksmith Cycle – 2018 NAHBS Designs

Blacksmith Cycle is a custom-focused bike shop in Toronto that designs and builds bikes for customers worldwide. They work with more NAHBS-affiliated builders than any other shop in the world, including past show winners like Mosaic, Argonaut, and No. 22.

For NAHBS 2018, Blacksmith decided to bring a number of unique collaborative projects to the show floor. Shown here are builds from Cherubim, FiftyOne, Stinner, and Stelbel, meant to highlight the variety of dream bikes that Blacksmith Cycle helps customers access.

BUILDER: Cherubim
NAME: Care Bear Camo
MODEL: All-road [Uli] Disc
NOTABLE: The first all-road (gravel) bike ever produced by the venerable Japanese workshop. Available with almost unlimited spec, tubing, geometry and paint options
FEATURES: 38 mm tires clearance / fender-mounts for matching Honjo fenders / flat-mount brakes / 12 mm front and rear thru axles / internal hydraulic brake routing / custom-selected Kaisei steel tubing / chrome details / pastel camo Care Bear paint
BUILD: Shimano Dura Ace R9120 with 11-30 cassette / CeramicSpeed custom OSPW system and Bottom Bracket / 3T LTD cockpit / Rolf wheels with custom one-off ballistic purple hubs
LOCATION: Rolf Booth

BUILDER: FiftyOne
NAME: God is in the Details
MODEL: Road Disc
NOTABLE: Custom paint based on a reflection of the sky off Mies van der Rohe’s TD Centre in downtown Toronto
FEATURES: Fifty One’s newest and greatest – flat-mount disc, T47 OS BB, clearance for 30+ mm tires, plus custom geometry & paint is included
BUILD: SRAM eTap HRD / ENVE SES Aero Bar, Stem, Post / ENVE AR4.5 on Chris King matte jet R45 Disc / Schwalbe G-One Speed 30 mm tubulars / Rotor Q-ring Qarbon
LOCATION: FiftyOne Booth

BUILDER: Stelbel
NAME: Silca Track Pump Homage
MODEL: SB/03 [3.2 version]
NOTABLE: Paint highlighting Silca Impero Ultimate frame pump in homage to the original track pump, from the very workshop of Stelbio Belletti, to match the redesigned 2017 edition
FEATURES: The stiffest bike in the Stelbel range is also a winner in terms of ride quality, looks and value, making it the ideal carbon-replacement. Stelbel’s revised 2018 has lost 80 grams, gained a little comfort, and is designed with a new Columbus seat-tube/seat-stay combination, plus matching Futura Road fork
BUILD: Campagnolo Chorus / paint-matched Deda Superlegerra bar and stem & Superzero post / Fizik Arione R1 saddle / CeramicSpeed custom OSPW system / Stelbel T47 to Ultratorque BB
LOCATION: SeaSucker / Campy Booth

BUILDER: Stinner
NAME: 80’s Jazzercise Explosion
MODEL: Gibraltar Disc
NOTABLE: We asked Stinner for a born-in-1980 / Miami Vice-inspired paint scheme to go along nicely with Chris King’s new punch pink hubs…and James, Aaron, Jeremy, Nicole and the crew hit a home run
FEATURES: Stinner’s Gibraltar Disc is more than a pretty face, a versatile road racer, with room for 30+ mm rubber and still light enough to train and race on, but this incredible 80’s jazzercise paint explosion really steals the spotlight 😉
BUILD: Campagnolo Record H11 medium with 11-34 cassette / ENVE cockpit / ENVE AR4.5 wheels with new Vittoria Control G+ 30mm tubulars
LOCATION: Stinner Booth

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