We just got Brian aboard his second Siren.
Brian, a man of the world with refined taste, started his Siren habit with this orange beauty last year. This time around, he wanted a simple-but-refined steed, so we settled on a singlespeed John Henry, dressed to impress with an outfit from Spectrum Powder Works in Colorado.
We loaded up the Siren wagon with the finished product a couple weekends ago to hand deliver it in Laguna Beach. I love this town. (it’s in Orange County?) We put the finishing touches on the bike and celebrated with big fish & cold beer.
Says Brian after a few rides: “I think I’m gonna get the hang of this single speed thing and may not ever look back. It’s really amazing how much better it gets each ride. I’m thinking I might forgo the geared bikes… stupid derailleur.”
We built her up- and yes, Frankie is a “she” just the same as all bikes are- with choice componentry. The big pieces are rounded out with a Reba XX fork, and a DT/NoTubes Arch 29 wheelset. Stopping power comes from a pair of Magura Marta SL’s. Drivetrain comes from a Truvativ Stylo OCT crank and a Kick Ass Cog from Endless Bike. Brian tells me he’s also put in an order with Dan aka Homebrewed Components here in SoCal for some of his wares.