Here at Deluxe, we take pleasure in building sumptuous, extravagant, luxurious, masterful machines for our clients and sometimes, for ourselves.
However, arguably, the best bike in your fleet is one to get you from point A-to-B, traversing all sorts of conditions. One that, with the correct security procedures and best anti-theft gear, you can step away from it and have the peace of mind that your baby is safe and sound among the grimiest of human beings. A bike that won’t break the bank. A machine that, when you feel pent up inside because the weather has you down, you feel okay with leaving the house and getting dirty, despite having the ground covered in salty-icy-nasty muck… just to get you out of the house!
Amir recently built up a bike with that exact mindset. Practical, comfortable, yet still gorgeous. Using a bunch of parts accumulating dust and a few components decommissioned from various race bikes – a Surly Straggler is born. It is currently set up singlespeed, which he will be using first and foremost, as a commuter… but also doubling as a trail ripper and SSCX (when Cyclocross season finally comes around – we’re already counting the days).
P.S. He left it salty for the haters.
Surly Straggler Frame & Fork
Chris King Headset
Easton R90SL Disc Wheelset
SRAM Force Crankset w/ aarn #110 38t Chainring
YBN Ti-Nitride Black 11-spd Chain
16t/17t Wolf Tooth Components Stainless Steel Cogs
GearClamp Single Speed Conversion Kit
Shimano SLX BR-M7000 Hydro Brakes
SRAM Centerline2P 140mm Rotors
Thomson Masterpiece Setback Seatpost
Brooks C17S Saddle (Women’s specific design – so comfortable)
Thomson X4 70mm Stem
Nitto B809AA SSB Handlebar
Soma Shikoro 700×33 Tires
Salsa Nickless Cage Water Bottle Cages
ESI Chunky Grips
If there’s one thing we love about our newest mechanic, Rich, it’s how much he loves shredding. The proof is in the pudding with his Trek Crockett CX bike. Built up with Sram Rival 1x, but with a 22 shifter set, having the front shifter repurposed for a dropper post! The tubeless wheels with 40c tires, and the “aggro” positioning. This bike is simply built to shred all kinds of terrain.
Gearing up for the imminent tundra-like season of “it-is-too-brick-to-leave-my-bed” which NYC usually experiences this magical time of year, shop mechanic, mad scientist, and natural-born shredder, Charly, has freshly built up a Surly Longhaul Trucker 26″. He’s opted to build the Longhaul Trucker with modest parts that are serviceable with ease, and not to mention, won’t break the bank when/if things go awry.
The Longhaul Trucker was a no brainer for Charly. Having to trek an hour from Brooklyn to Uptown every day will take it’s toll on a commuting cyclist without the right gear and accessories. The bike is designed with comfort as it’s priority. The slack geometry, option for voluminous tires, and realness of steel, give the rider a cushy ride. Surly put a lot of development into catering this bike to the commuter/randonneur/touring cyclist, adding generous amounts of eyelets for racks and fenders, even a spare spoke holder on the NDS chainstay!
Amir is our shop manager, but he’s not all business- he’s know how to have some fun and nothing shows that better than his bikes. Here’s his “townie” build, ready for some city ripping. This stiff aluminum Cannondale road racing frame from the 90’s has been updated with a 1x drivetrain, some downhill bars, and a modern Mavic Open Pro wheelset.
Jeremy brought this bike in to have us swap out his handlebars with the same set, but wider and with a longer integrated stem. This build was meant for some serious road miles with the endurance-oriented slack geometry, disc brakes, and wide rim/tire combo.
This Canyon Endurace is built up with Canyon’s own H31 ERGOCOCKPIT CF integrated bar/stem with their S15 VCLS 2.0 CF setback seatpost. A full Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupo, paired up with Zipp’s 30 Course aluminum wheelset assures sure reliability.
Jesse’s been dreaming of building up a townie with full Shimano 600 tricolor for 5 years and finally, that dream came true. Jesse got this Wheeler complete with Shimano 600, and put on his own 600 stem, San Marco saddle, PDW basket, and changed the drive train to a 1x system by getting a race face 40t narrow-wide and de-anodizing the black off to a nice polished silver. This bike is townie’d out with pinhead’s locking skewers, the basket, and cruiser bars!
Come by for your next townie build and we’ll help you build your dream commuter!
Amir’s been itching for a new 29’er to hit the trails with and recently scored a new Ritchey P29er! Here’s a sneak peek of it being built up with a follow-up gallery showing the complete build coming soon!
Being a Ritchey dealer we can order any Ritchey bike/frame/component you need so be sure to give us a shout if you want a new shredder!