Brant Richards re-joined On One today, after 2 years away doing Ragley and working for Chain Reaction Cycles...and now once again I find myself browsing the On One site designing a bike that I can afford.
Affordability is so much easier to justify when a bike is versatile. So I'm building an easily serviced commuter that doesn't mind being left out in the rain. Looks amazing, but plain enough to deter thieves. Is excellent, no, breath taking, off road. Endlessly practical for year long touring trips in South America and Asia. Light enough to race, but strong enough to last a life time... arse.
Actually, I'm in the mood to rebuild my ancient Raleigh Sprint in to a bit of a town bike. Just need some bigger tyres and a riser handlebar.