Posted by: Brendan | October 3, 2011

Missy’s bike

I’m excited and honored to have built up a new bike for our friend Missy.

Missy is a local friend, sharp witted and fun on the trail. She was bit by the bike bug and decided the time had come to upgrade herself to a particularly attractive Siren Polly Ann. (Polly Ann= John Henry’s wife, btw). Speaking of spouses, Missy’s husband Doug just so happens to have the very first Siren John Henry. It was my bike for a while and it puts a smile on my face to see it in a good home. Pretty cool, eh?

Designed, built, serviced, and ridden in Idyllwild, CA.

Missy had been riding Doug’s old FS bike and came to the conclusion she’d be better off with a well made, lightweight hardtail. We met at The HUB Cyclery and talked over a number of ideas for her frame, build kit, and finishing options. We settled on a forgiving but fast frame design and a smart component group.

Component highlights include a Reba XX fork, DT Swiss/ No Tubes handbuilt wheels, and a 3×10 drivetrain. Note the white accents and customized brake lines. 

Missy takes delivery of her new steed at The HUB Cyclery. I really enjoy building bikes for friends. 

Missy and her new bike on the Grotto Trail, overlooking Strawberry Creek in Idyllwild. 




  1. Purdy.

  2. Nice looking ride! Many happy miles ahead on that bike, no doubt!

  3. Indeed. Missy has really stepped up her riding in the last year, which made it all the more exciting for me to have had the opportunity to build her new bike.

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