01 November, 2013

Lunchtime Passhunting

by Igor

Casey and I took the Passhunters out for a afternoon jaunt around a local park.

Trails were empty except for a few fishermen. Stopped at the water for some Brie, Chianti sausage, baguette, and hydration. Enjoy!
























19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures! But more importantly, how does it ride? Does the frame feel lively?

VeloOrange said...

@Anon,

Ride is great! Holds a front load very well and is very confident on and off road.

Bagus Abdurrahman Wahid said...

Nice set-up. ;)

gypsybytrade said...

Great looking frames! Love the red. Both builds are inspiring.

nicholas

Garrett said...

These look great. Any close UPS of the flat bar cockpit? I'm curious to see the brake levers and shifters.

Greg said...

Drop bar one needs a flashlight.

http://velo-orange.blogspot.ca/2006/12/weigle-san-builds-alps-pass-hunter.html

VeloOrange said...

@Garrett,

Check out these photos for the cockpit.

http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2013/09/more-pass-hunter-photos.html

Dan Kehlenbach said...

Great looking bikes!! Thanks for forwarding the close-ups of the Pass Hunter cockpit. I assume you're using friction shifters? I am embracing the concepts of simplicity and reliability and converting my bike to friction shifting.

RoadieRyan said...

Now that is what I call a food stop-nice and those frames are lovely I like the fact they can hover 3 feet in the air

MDGColorado said...

Those are really attractive bikes, and well photographed.

John B. said...

Lovely bicycles. Really nice! What park are you at? I'm loving the fall colors.

Wes Ewell said...

The instructions for your Zeste brakes say to mount the straddle cable about 6" high, but the photos of these brakes on your Pass Hunter show a much shorter cable, which seems to make more sense. Which is correct?

Anonymous said...

wow, nice! yummm dogfish head... PS: what are the pedals on the bike with the shimano group?
Allan

Anonymous said...

What size is the fendered Pass Hunter in the photos, and is there any toe overlap on it?

VeloOrange said...

@Anon,

The fendered Pass Hunter is a 57cm. Haven't noticed any TCO even with Sabots and size 11 shoes.

VeloOrange said...

@Wes

6 inches is actually preferable in a lot of scenarios. However, it is often unattainable on the rear brakes due to clearance issues at the cable stop. Now that you point it out, those straddle cables could probably use to be a little higher. That being said, they still brake fine as they are. If you're still interested in straddle cable height I wrote a fairly arduous blogpost about it a while ago:

http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2012/08/breaking-it-down-grand-cru-cantilever.html

@Anon

The pedals on the Pass Hunter with the Shimano group are a prototype of our new single sided platform pedals

http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2013/05/new-grand-cru-pedals-and-other-stuff.html

Wes Ewell said...

My high school level physics tells me the maximum pull is when the bridge cable is perpendicular to the brake arm. That means the Zeste should have a shorter cable and the other cantis should have a longer cable. I bought a set of zestes for my Surly, but am now saving them for the Camargue.

Lonesome Twin said...

Great pics, beautiful bikes. How far did you have to carry them? :-P

adot said...

Why would the bikes be carried? I see no stairs in these photos.