Single speed build project: The frame part 2

My previous installment on this build ended with the Momsen STR29 receiving it's first coat of Gulf orange. At that stage I was still looking for a fork and after holding out for a rigid carbon fork I decided to pull the trigger on a steel fork from Grant Usher.
A Gulf Momsen, who would've thought. Here we see the logo pre-clear coat and polish

Good things come to those who wait. The first order of business was to finish the frame in full Gulf Oil colours and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

Pre-clear coat and final polish and with the steel fork

In the flesh it came out exactly like I hoped. I was very impressed with Anton's creative in put. As things turned out I received a private message from Kiwi that their stock of the Rapide Pitchfork finally arrived. After a quick conversation with Anton and one or two or other rigid single speed riders, I decided to get a carbon fork for the build.

The final job in all its glory and shininess


The end result is one of pure perfection. The pinstripe runs seamlessly from the seat tube all the way down the heat tube and fork, tying it all together.


The Rapidé PitchFork from start to finish, complete with name tag

The idea for the Momsen crest came from a drumming inspiration named Buddy Rich. He was an American jazz drummer and bandleader and was known for his incredible technique, groove and speed. During the 40's and 50's he revolutionised "traditional" drumming and brought drumming solos to the front of the stage. Apart from his technique he was also known for his signature design on his front bass drum vellum.

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I shared my idea with Anton (BogusOne) and he took it from there combining the Momsen logo and Buddy Rich crest.

The Buddy Rich inspired Momsen logo


All that is left to do now is to build the bike. It would seem that the fever the gears, the longer the build. It certainly has been for me!

Check out the other installations: The idea, The build kit part 1, The frame part 1


Hairy, Jun 02 2014 03:06

might need a bottle opener .... http://www.damnarbor...for-summer.htmlPosted Image

BogusOne, Jun 02 2014 03:08

Ok, ok ..... black rims then .... Posted Image

I must say the IMHO the orange looks better :rolleyes:

rock, Jun 02 2014 03:14

I'm not interested in seeing the bike built up, not at all.

( http://en.wikipedia....erse_psychology )

Flowta, Jun 02 2014 03:17

might need a bottle opener .... http://www.damnarbor...for-summer.htmlPosted Image

..Very Cool

Hairy, Jun 02 2014 04:08


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Iwan Kemp, Jun 02 2014 04:29

Just a question .... are you going std black rims or going orange?
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Holy heck! Thanks for reminding me just how kick-ass that bike looks with orange rims...

Iwan Kemp, Jul 03 2014 11:58

Final installment over here:


Shebeen, Jul 03 2014 12:37

Final installment over here:


link doesn't work, or is that the joke?

Iwan Kemp, Jul 12 2014 10:30

Some more pics


Iwan Kemp, Jul 12 2014 10:31


BSG, Jul 13 2014 11:21

..Very Cool

I've got one of those golden original ones that came of the antique 1980's coke machines with the 2 lid's that slid open on top. Had it on my 4x4 trailer but luckily took it off when I sold it.