Our latest stainless steel full-build made for the head of the Massachusetts LIVESTRONG chapter, Matt McGinty.
This build goes beyond just a handmade custom stainless steel frameset with a hand polished finish. We incorporated custom graphics and a well rounded parts kit with not so subtle yellow color pops.
We received the ENVE 1.0 fork with a raw finish and treated it a wax that contains UV inhibitors that protect it from the suns rays while giving it a simple and non distracting look. The headbadge is laser cut locally and then polished at another local polishing company.
These are more than just decals. They are a sophisticated ink transfer that is designed specifically for a direct surface mount application. They lay totally flat on the raw metal surface making for an exceptionally clean and crisp look.
The wheel decals, on the other hand, are more like stickers. They were made for us locally. We use this particular vendor for one-off graphics. They turn them around within a couple of days and look really nice. These are the same as the LIVESTRONG Massachusetts graphics on the down tube.
All of the small parts, such as the adjuster barrels (above) and the cable stops (below) are TIG welded to the frame using specially made jigs and innovative heatsinks to minimize distortion and create the strongest bond possible.
The entire frame is designed, cut, welded and polished by hand right here at the the Firefly Workshop, with so much love it practically hurts (our hands, that is).
This bike also features a Powertap rear hub that monitors your power output while you ride. After the ride the information can be downloaded to a computer to track your progress throughout the season.
You can see the bike (and Matt) in person on May 7th at the Shiner G.A.S.P. ride in Austin Texas.