It was only a matter of time before someone just knocked off the hipster favorite Bridgestone XO-1 wholesale, and the dudes over at Handsome cycles have beaten everyone to the punch. I used the phrase "knocked off" but it's pretty clear that this is indeed a loving tribute that is very nicely executed.
I'm into it, except for the 1" threaded steerer tube. I realize it's a reproduction so they had to stay true to the original, but holy fuck I hate those things.
Everytime I think about the Rivendell crowd and how they claim to espouse practicality and function over fashion but run those ridiculous high quill stems with neg drop and threaded steerers my ass clenches.
Fucking hypocrites, those things aren't field serviceable (unless you're carrying a gigantic wrench, which you're not) and quill stems are super flexy with the gigantic wide bars you're using. It's fine to be into something because you like the look or heritage, but just admit it already.