September 2, 2009

Clockwork Trials Bike

I was taking a gander at Clockwork Bicycles and came across this very cool trials bike.

In case you've never heard of Clockwork, Joel builds somewhere in South Minneapolis and is yet another very talented Minneapolis custom bike builder. I don't really mention him very much on this blog simply because I don't know him and thus never have the opportunity to shoot photos of his bikes.

Anyway, this trials bike really caught my eye, although I have no idea what's going on with the rear wheel mount? All I can gather is that it must be some sort of through axle. Anyone care to enlighten me as to what the fuck that is?







This bike is awesome

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like holes instead of open ended slots in the dropout. the steel cup around them is like a guard for the axle nut. Chain tension is done via the eccentric BB. could be a good idea for a bike that gets bashed about a lot.

Chris said...

Stranger is the Rivet head looking bolt on the drive side. I wonder how it all snugs up with only one fastener on the non-drive side?

joel said...

Thanks for the kind words. The rear hub is a modified Surly to make it a 15mm through-axle single-speed hub. One simply tightens the bolt on the left side and it's done.

The EBB is the new Niner Bio Centric EBB and it's working great so far with no slipping or creaking.

Also a first is the international standard chain guide mounts on the EBB shell for when gears are used.

Thanks, Joel

P.S. Free T-shirt for anybody who can tell me what product the front hub came with.

Joel said...

Screw 15mm, 20mm is where it's at:
http://www.clockworkbikes.com/urban_20mm_1.html

James said...

http://web.archive.org/web/20110520113426/http://clockworkbikes.com/urban_20mm_3.html updated link