You may remember this custom Overt Speedvagen Road from a few months back. As it turns out, the owner had a second bike idea in the works while we were working on this one. This time around he approached us with the idea of a custom track bike. Something we haven’t made since 2011.
Never a company to shy away from a challenge, this bike is everything that Speedvagen as a brand stands for. Striping away all that is un-need and innovating what is left. The build started out knowing we would use our signature stainless Vanilla track dropouts. We then braze on a brass plate to give superb gripping power to the track axle nuts. A tapered head tube allowed us to forgo using an external King headset cup, keeping the front end sleek and minimal.
The bar-stem combo may be the icing on this unicorn themed cake. We used an Enve Composites bar paired with a built in house steel stem that also integrates with the Chris King bearing cap. The bars and stem were then carbon wrapped together giving a near seamless transition from bar to stem to head tube.
Team Dream. Their future shop. Their mess. And their plans.
“The Cub House” is closed. Surprise! And now what? That’s what we thought when we went to visit Team Dream to their shop in Pasadena. Luckily, we could contact them and they invited us to their new location. Still unopened, in full move and with a chaos between plants, jerseys, water and ketchup bottles and shirts without stamping.
The new location is an incredible place full of possibilities. Or maybe it’s better not to exploit its possibilities and leave it as it is. It’s an old greenhouse full of plants, and still having the aesthetic of having been a car workshop location. A place with lots of personality.