Archive for September, 2010

Belt Drive Commuter Glamour Shots

Here are some elegant shots of the Belt Drive Commuter concept bike we profiled last week.

The Belt Drive Commuter concept bikeBelt Drive Crankset

See all the photos on our Flickr stream.

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The Belt Drive Commuter Concept Bike

You’ll get to work in style on this handsome bike-about-town.  This elegant Speedhound’s split dropout makes belt drive the perfect propulsion system for your daily ride. No more chain lube on your pants leg. No more dorky pants straps. Don your best tweed or your prettiest skirt and ride in luxury.

Belt Drive Commuter Concept BikeThe sturdy ONLY ONE frameset makes a comfortable ride with some classic swept-back bars and a Brooks leather saddle. The unique rear fender mount provides ample clearance for bigger tires. The ONLY ONE frameset also sports multiple rack mount options for all your work stuff, groceries or your picnic lunch.


Belt Drive Commuter Specs

  • Speedhound ONLY ONE 61 cm frameset in TiS Grey
  • SDS stainless steel track dropout insert
  • Shimano Alfine 8-speed internally-geared hub
  • Gates Carbon Drive 50t front sprocket and 24t rear sprocket
  • Gates Carbon Drive toothed belt
  • Sugino 130 bcd cranks
  • Phil Wood bottom bracket
  • Hand-built wheels with Velocity Dyad rims and DT spokes
  • Avid Shorty 6 cantilever brakes
  • Cane Creek Flattop brake levers
  • Brooks B68 Imperial saddle
  • Panaracer T-Serv 700X32 tires
  • ESGE fenders

One of our clients has recently created his own belt drive commuter – it’s a fixie.  Browse the photos in our Flickr photostream.

Visit an authorized Speedhound dealer to create your own Belt Drive Commuter.

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Ice Cream Racer Bike Concept

Ice Cream Racer Cyclocross Concept BikeA cyclocross racer’s dream, this speedy concept bike is built for the wildest CX course you can imagine. The only thing missing is a bottle cage for beer hand-ups! The Speedhound Only One geometry is optimized for CX. It’s responsive without being twitchy and stiff without all the jarring. It tackles big climbs confidently and takes the little bumps in stride.

The sporty Campy Centaur drivetrain and unique Campy G3-spoked wheels make a perfect match to this high-performance ‘cross racer.

Ice Cream Racer Specs

  • Speedhound ONLY ONE 56 cm. frameset in Ice Cream
  • SDS aluminum road dropout insert with derailleur hanger
  • Campagnolo Centaur 10-speed derailleurs and shifters
  • Campagnolo Centaur CT carbon crankset 48-34t
  • Campagnolo 10 speed cassette 12-25t
  • Campagnolo G3 wheels
  • Challenge Grifo XS 700X32 cyclocross tires
  • Kore cantilever brakes
  • Ritchey WCS Classic bars
  • Ritchey WCS stem
  • Ritchey WCS seatpost
  • San Marco Caymano saddle

Visit your authorized Speedhound Dealer to create your own concept bike.

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Client Bike – Fixed Gear, Belt Drive Commuter Rig

Fixie, Belt-Drive Commuter SpeedhoundTake a gander at this beautiful all-weather commuter Speedhound.  The gang @ Hiawatha Cyclery did a fantastic job, with great attention to detail, including the all-important  Surly chaintug.  A chaintug is important on belt-drive bikes.  Keeping the belt tension constant makes the ride smoother and minimizes adjustment.

See the full set in our flickr gallery.

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Ice Cream Racer Cyclocross Concept Bike Photos

Check out the photos of our Ice Cream Racer concept bike on our Flickr Stream.

Stay tuned for more details and complete specs on this speedy cyclocross ride.

Welcome to the Speedhound Bikes Blog

Thanks for visiting our blog.  We look forward to sharing the latest Speedhound news, bike build suggestions  and inspiring cycling ideas. 

Why Speedhound?
CooperOur name is a tribute to our rescued Italian Greyhound, Cooper.  Cooper came into our lives as a 10-month old puppy in December  2005, after being stepped on on Christmas day and then abandoned at the emergency vet, when it became apparent that his leg was broken.  Fortunately (for Cooper and us), the vet tech took him home; we took him in; and Lifeline Italian Greyhound Rescue paid to have his leg repaired.  We like to think that Cooper has transcended the experience quite nicely.  He is loyal, comical, affectionate and a great companion.  And like his fellow IGs, he is elegant, fast, agile and athletic – a perfect mascot for Speedhound.

Spend some time getting to know the Speedhound ONLY ONE frameset and the unique Speedhound Dropout System on our website.  Stop by one of our partner retailers for a test ride.  They’ll be thrilled to help you build your dream ride.

Speedhound concept bikes are now on display at:

Angry Catfish
Hiawatha Cyclery
The Hub Co-op
One on One

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