A Muirandessi Randonneur

Here is another wonderful custom bike project. This time, I was able to work with an up and coming frame builder out of Eugene, Oregon. His name is Andrew Lu and his brand is called Muirandessi.

 

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He is known primarily for his simple fixed gear bikes but he was up to building a true randonneur for me.

http://www.muirandessicycles.com

https://www.instagram.com/muirandessicycles/

The bike was built with low trail geometry.

The frame has a 59cm seat tube, 58cm top tube, 46cm chainstays and a low bottom bracket. The head tube is 73 degrees.

General overview:

• Rear rack and fender eyelets

• Pump peg on chain stay

• 3 sets of water bosses

• Designed for 650b wheels and cantilever brakes-max. tire fit: 650 x 42mm tires w/fenders

Frame materials:

• Pacenti Paris-Brest Fork Crown

• Columbus life oversized road tubing

• Llewellyn Road front and rear dropouts

• Rene Singer Series lugs

• Nova Investment Cast Oversized Road BB with 4 Long Point Sockets.

• Reynolds 531 Fork blades and chain stays

He went to work!

 

 

He sent photos as he progressed, and we discussed options along the way.

 

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That wrap-around chainstay is lovely!

 

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Here is his simplified logo laser cut in stainless steel and silver-soldered to the headtube. Nice touch.

When the frame arrived, I was really impressed.

The next step was paint.

Keith Anderson is my go-to man for paint and I asked him if he could match the shade of blue on the Gilles Berthoud bags. I also asked for a very fine gold lug lining.

Here are some of the photos Keith sent as the painting progressed.

 

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I wanted to build the bike up with a combination of both newer and vintage Campagnolo components.

Fantastic job, Andrew and Keith!

This bike is going to see a lot of mileage. Oh, BTW, it rides great.

 

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