Handsome Devil

The Handsome Devil was purchased in late 2011. It’s probably my most versatile setup, and often used for commuting and touring and other useful things.

It’s been temporarily (or permanently) retired from SS graveliering and now serves as one of my two main commuting rigs. Of late, it’s been pressed into winter service, with different tires, racks, and handlebars.

2015-03-11 06.50.28

Specification

Frameset: 55cm Handsome Devil in “martini olive”
Headset: Chris King 1 1/8 inch threadless in royal blue with silver spacers
Stem: Thomson 90mm 10 degree 31.8mm (silver)
Handlebars: Jones Bend 660mm (silver)
Brake levers: Tektro “mountain” levers from Rivendell
Brake calipers: Tektro CR270 cantilevers, silver
Crankset: Sugino XD-700 170mm with a 110mm Velo Orange Grand Cru BB
Drivetrain: 39t Surly chainring + BBG bashguard and 16t Excess freewheel
Wheels: Surly (black) hubs + Velocity Aerohead rims (royal blue)
Tires: Clement USH, 700cx35mm
Seatpost: Velo Orange, silver
Saddle: Brooks B-17, black
Fenders: SKS P50 chromoplastic, black (rear) and SKS P40, silver (front; with coroplast mudflap)
Pedals: VP-001, blue with extra long studs
Racks:
 Surly Nice Rack + Large Wald basket + cargo net
Baggage: Rivendell Sackville ShopSack (olive, large)
Bottle cages: Arundel Looney Bin (for carrying the thermos, or bottles of wine).
Other: ABUS Bordo lock with holster (mounted to bottle bosses)
Stickers: An ever-growing collection from Velo Orange, Paul Components, Cars-R-Coffins, and others.

Previous Incarnations

The Devil has been through many small changes, but only a few major versions. In that way, it’s sorta like a piece of unattractive but functional software.

MkIV: The Winter Devil

Rode the Devil, stopped on a bridge.

Rode the Devil, stopped on a bridge.

Specification

Frameset: 55cm Handsome Devil in “martini olive”
Headset: Chris King 1 1/8 inch threadless in royal blue with silver spacers
Stem: Thomson 90mm 10 degree 31.8mm (silver)
Handlebars: Jones Bend 660mm (silver)
Brake levers: Tektro “mountain” levers from Rivendell
Brake calipers: Tektro CR270 cantilevers, silver
Crankset: Sugino XD-700 170mm with a 110mm Velo Orange Grand Cru BB
Drivetrain: 39t Surly chainring with 12-28t cassette and BBG bashguard
Derailleur: Some unmarked Shimano short-cage rear derailleur bought at swap for 8 bucks, none in front.
Shifter: 8spd Shimano Ultegra barcon on a Paul Thumbie, mounted awkwardly near the stem
Wheels: Tiagra/Mavic A319 36h
Tires: Nokian Hakkapelliita studded tires, 700cx35mm
Seatpost: Velo Orange, silver
Saddle: Brooks B-17, black
Fenders: SKS P50 chromoplastic, black (rear) and SKS P40, silver (front; with coroplast mudflap)
Pedals: VP-001, blue with extra long studs
Racks:
 Blackburn rear rack, old and black and ugly
Baggage: Carradice Low-saddle Longflap with Nitto quick-release mount (and occasionally, Banjo Brothers panniers)
Bottle cages: Arundel Looney Bin (for carrying the thermos, or bottles of wine).
Other: ABUS Bordo lock with holster (mounted to bottle bosses)
Stickers: An ever-growing collection from Velo Orange, Paul Components, Cars-R-Coffins, and others.

MkIII: Rando-Devil

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Specification

Frameset: 55cm Handsome Devil in “martini olive”
Headset: Chris King 1 1/8 inch threadless in royal blue with silver spacers
Stem: Velo Orange 90mm 26.0 +6 degree
Handlebars: Nitto Noodle 48cm wrapped in orange and black Newbaum’s tape
Brake levers: Tektro, black and silver
Brake calipers: Tektro CR270 cantilevers, silver
Crankset: Sugino XD-700 170mm with a 110mm Velo Orange Grand Cru BB
Drivetrain: 39t Surly chainring with 12-28t cassette and BBG bashguard
Derailleur: Some unmarked Shimano short-cage rear derailleur bought at swap for 8 bucks, none in front.
Shifter: 8spd Shimano Ultegra barcon on a Paul Thumbie, mounted on the top of the bars
Wheels: Tiagra/Mavic A319 36h
Tires: Clement MSO 32mm
Seatpost: Thomson Elite, black with a gold Salsa Liplock collar
Saddle: Selle Anatomica Titanico X, black
Fenders: SKS P50 chromoplastic, black (with a leather mudflap in the front)
Pedals: Velo Orange Sabot (and sometimes Crank Brothers Candy 2)
Racks:
Velo Orange Pass Hunter with integrated decaleur
Baggage: Acorn Boxy Rando
Bottle cages Velo Orange Retro mk 2 with tab
Other: ABUS Bordo lock with holster (mounted to bottle bosses)
Stickers: An ever-growing collection from Velo Orange, Paul Components, Cars-R-Coffins, and others.

MkII: The Devil in SS gravel mode

2014-05-25 06.11.50

Specification

Frameset: 55cm Handsome Devil in “martini olive”
Headset: Chris King 1 1/8 inch threadless in royal blue with silver spacers
Stem: Velo Orange 90mm 26.0 +6 degree
Handlebars: Nitto Noodle 48cm wrapped in orange and black Newbaum’s tape
Brake levers: Tektro, black and silver
Brake calipers: Tektro CR270 cantilevers, silver
Crankset: Sugino XD-700 170mm with a 110mm Velo Orange Grand Cru BB
Drivetrain: 39t Surly chainring with either a 16, 17, 18, or 19t freewheel
Wheels: Paul WORD (135mm) and Paul low-flange laced to 36h Velocity Dyads. All black.
Tires: Clement MSO 700x40c
Seatpost: VO Grand Cru
Saddle: Brooks B-17, black
Fenders: SKS P50 chromoplastic, black (sometimes)
Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy 2

MkI: The Devil as originally built

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Specification

Frameset: 55cm Handsome Devil in “martini olive”
Headset: Chris King 1 1/8 inch threadless in royal blue with silver spacers
Stem: Velo Orange 90mm 26.0 +6 degree
Handlebars: Nitto Noodle 48cm wrapped in orange Newbaum’s tape
Brake levers: Tektro, black and silver
Brake calipers: Tektro CR270 cantilevers, silver
Crankset: Sugino XD-700 170mm with a 110mm Velo Orange Grand Cru BB
Drivetrain: 39t Surly chainring with 12-32t cassette and BBG bashguard
Wheels: Surly New Hubs, Velocity Aerohead 32h, royal blue
Tires: Jack Brown (Blue), 700c x 33mm
Seatpost: Thomson Elite, silver
Saddle: Selle Anatomica Titanico, brown
Fenders: SKS P50 chromoplastic, black.
Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy 2
Racks:
Velo Orange Pass Hunter with integrated decaleur
Baggage: Acorn Boxy Rando
Bottle cages Velo Orange Retro mk 2 with tab
Other: ABUS Bordo lock with holster (mounted to bottle bosses)