Bicycles are like women, in that you'll ride whatever's available, but only settle down with one that's into the same freaky stuff as you. Get that keeper from Jeremy Schlachter, the dude behind custom shop Gallus Cycles.
While studying architecture at the Mackintosh School in Scotland, Schlachter worked as a messenger, but his road bike "was instantly torn up by the gritty Glasgow winter"; far from kilting his dreams, the ordeal inspired him, and he returned Stateside to train at CO's Yamaguchi Frame Building school.
To get a ride made just for you, schedule a fitment/consult session, and he'll build you a model out of
a doll that looks like Kelly LeBrock steel tubing from specialists like True Temper, Columbus, Dedacciai, and Reynolds (or any combination thereof), joining the parts with either lugs or fillet brazing.
Styles range from the Track (with steeply angled seat & handlebar placement designed for responsive handling), to the City (built with daily commutes in mind), to the touring Road, to the take-whatever-you-dish-out Adventure -- you'll want to hold on to that one tightly, or else it'll be the one that got away.
Published: April 3, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
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