Franklin, Part 5


When we got back from Tibet I emailed Jack Trumbull at Franklin to say that the trip went well and asking again about the manufacture date of the frame.  No reply.  I’ll try once more before I leave for Spain.

Meanwhile, here’s is the as-built configuration:

Touring bike built on a custom frame built in 2006 by Franklin Frames in Newark, Ohio:

Frame & Fork
Frame Construction: TIG welded
Frame Tubing Material: ChroMoly (Reynolds 853)
Frame Model: Custom Franklin with S&S couplers (55 cm)
Frame Serial Number: F042 (on BB shell)
Fork Material: ChroMoly

Components
Brakeset: Rodriguez Trillium Big Squeeze cantilever
Shift Levers: Campagnolo Chorus 11-speed (with Gebla Robox)
Crankset: Campagnolo Record Carbon 10-speed (pre-1995)
Chainring: 42-T Stronglight (135 BCD)
Bottom Bracket: Phil Wood (110.6mm square taper)
BB Shell Width: 68mm English
Rear Cog: 18-T (Rholoff proprietary)
Seatpost: alloy (27.2mm diameter)
Saddle: Terry Buzz-Off
Handlebar: Easton EA70 AX-16
Handlebar Stem: Origin8 Pro Fit (17 degree rise, 100mm offset)
Headset: Chris King NoThreadSet

Wheels
Rear Hub: Rholoff Speedhub 500/14 IGH
Front Hub: Schmidt SON 28 Dynamo hub
Rims: Weinmann Zac 19, 36-hole front, 32-hole rear
Tires: 700c x 28 Schwalbe Durano
Spokes: DT stainless steel – double-thickness  (rear), 2.0mm straight (front)
Spoke Nipples: Brass nipples

Accessories
Fenders: Velo Orange Hammered Aluminum
Rear Rack: Nitto Big Back Rack
Front Rack: Compass M-13 Extralight Front Rack (Nitto canti-bolt version)
Front Bag: Swift Industries Hinterland Ozette Randonneur (large)
Decaleur: Velo Orange decaleur kit (1 1/8 “)
Pump: Topeak Road Morph G
Front Light: SON Edelux II
Rear Light: Busch & Müller (small)