I would love to have the following features, in addition to those listed under the Inspiration section:


Firefly track bike Firefly track bike with a Winter stem, Curtis Odom hubs and Phil Wood cranks. Talbot The Dalsnibba by Talbot Frameworks is a steel frame with a carbon integrated seat post

Colossi 5 The Colossi 5 is only one of countless incredible frames built by Colossi Cycling in Shenzhen China

Cicli Devotion Customized Velo Orange handlebars by Cicli Devotion

Erik’s Di2 Alfine 11 Peacock-Nuke Specialized AWOL Specialized’s limited edition AWOL Transcontinental Touring bike is pretty close to what I’m looking for. It was reviewed by John Prolly in his STICKY Product Review.

Fouriers BR-DX005 Fouriers BR-DX005 brake system for Giant Propel

BMC Alpenchallenge A slightly modified BMC Alpenchallenge

Firefly XCr A battery stored in the bike. Calfee will retrofit seat posts to store a battery for electronic shifting (see Calfee Di2 Internal Battery and Wiring System). For example, the frame builder, Firefly added one of Calfee’s modified seat posts to their XCr build.

No. 22 / Little Wing Complete Little Wing Complete by No. 22 bicycles

Mosaic Frame by Mosaic Bespoke Bicycles with eeBrake brake calipers made by eecycleworks

Firefly A Firefly build with Cannondale Hollowgram SiSL2

aaron edge west hills Translucent plastic shift levers by Campagnolo and Full Metal Fenders by Portland Design Works

Open Cycle Up Fantastic tire clearance, a top tube mount, and an innovative drive-side chain stay make the Open Cycle Up an awesome gravel grinder.