You’ve probably already heard about the framebuilding class offered at the U of I.

We bid adieu to this lovely bike yesterday.  Local artist/artisan/farmer/wizard Katie built the frame & fork, and we were lucky enough to build the bike up from there.  She opted for the 8-speed Alfine hub with Versa shifter (ooh, sorry about cutting that out of the shot… try this), among other fine components.  The geometry is based loosely on the Long Haul Trucker, ideal for a touring townie.