Hand built bike class at the University of Iowa featured in DIRTRAG Magazine
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The University of Iowa Hand Built Bicycle Program in the School of Art and Art History is comprised of art and engineering majors, and it was the first student organization to show bikes at NAHBS in 2014. There are two levels of classes available for students. They start out by learning to work with steel, and then move on to the material of their choosing, which often turns out to be titanium.
This year, they had a wide variety of different bikes on display, including this ti fat bike. Some unique features include a super long chainstay and breakaway rear triangle to make it easier to pack and transport. The double-tubed fork design helps with dampening. This fattie is set up singlespeed with Endless Bike Company cogs, and the front wheel even has an extra cog attached for mid-ride gear ratio changes (they’re one tooth apart—24 vs 25).