Monday, September 30, 2013

Custom Graphite-Black Street Machine Gte

About one-third of the HP Velotechniks I order are in custom colors.  Here's one of the recent ones, in graphite-black.  Fitted with a black Rohloff speed hub 500/14 and DT Swiss Air Shock.  Nice bike, as the kids say.

In the bright sun. You get a good view in this photo of the efficient chain line on a SMGte

Many people wonder how the SMGte looks without the front derailer post. Shown here. The small black tube near the front is HPV's computer mount. This mount isn't strong enough to support a typical smart phone, but it's good for a Cateye-like odometer.

The Rohloff Speedhub, shown here, is a superb and sophisticated piece of equipment. Designed for trouble-free operation and strongly recommended for long distance touring, it comes with a fairly extensive manual. You wouldn't think you'd need to, but do read the manual before your first ride so you understand the finer points of operating the hub.

Have fun and stay healthy,
Robert Matson
New York City Recumbent Supply
The Innovation Works, Inc.
copyright 2013 Robert Matson

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