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Bombtrack Beyond²: Harald’s House Blend Tall Bike Takes Adventure Gravel to New Heights

Bombtrack Beyond²: Harald’s House Blend Tall Bike Takes Adventure Gravel to New Heights

Bombtrack Bikes has a YouTube series called House Blend where they high light unique builds of their no-nonsense bikes by some favorite independent bike dealer…

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Bombtrack Bikes has a YouTube series called House Blend where they high light unique builds of their no-nonsense bikes by some favorite independent bike dealer shops around the world… and the latest project is a doozy! The product of the creative mind & skilled torch of Dropbar Bikes owner Harald Kinzel, this steel Beyond² might just set a new higher bar for drop bar adventure gravel touring… Bombtrack Beyond²: Harald’s House Blend

The first question everyone should ask when they see a tall bike is probably… Why?

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And that’s where Dropbar Bikes actually has a good, sustainable answer.

Harald said he had already had a tall bike fabrication project in the back of his mind, and then a customer came in following “a bad crash which left the frame severely bent in the rear end”. So, Harald set out to give the poor bike a second life. Remember kids: reduce, reuse, recycle.

He ordered a replacement Bombtrack frame to build back up for the customer to get him back on the bike, and bought the totaled frameset off them for a few bucks to go under the knife. Harald salvaged as much of the bike as he could – separating the front triangle from the headtube and prying the stays back into a workable shape.

Then he ordered a bunch of standard chromoly tubing to re-connect the parts around what essentially amounted to 3 new press-fit bottom brackets, only one of which serves as an idler now.Harald regularly offers more minor […]

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