Bilenky 2005 Touring (Midland)

 

     This is a wedding gift from my lovely wife. It started when we place an order for a Bilenky Mixte for her.  During the measurement, Chad at College Park bikes mentioned Bilenky is going to make a touring bike for the shop and it has an oval top tube, handmade lugs like a Rene Herse.  

The first showing of this bike was at 2005 Le Cirque du Cyclisme as their show bike.  When it finally arrived at College Park bikes, many of their customers took the bike for a ride and I just fell in love.  I have been looking for a loaded touring bike that than handles 50+ pounds of stuff and this bike can handle it. 

 

 

Frame: 2005 Bilenky 54cm
Headset: FSA
Stem: Nitto Technomic
Handlebars: Nitto Noodle 41cm
Seatpost: Salsa 26.8
Saddle: San Marco Regal
Bottom Bracket: Phil Wood
Crankset: Suntour XC Pro 170mm 46/36/24
Pedals: MKS Touring with Powergrip
Front Derailleur: Shimano
Rear Derailleur: Suntour XC Pro

Cassette: Shimano XT 8 Speed
Shifters: Suntour downtube
Hubs: White Industries RacerX, High Flange (no longer make :( )
Brakes: Suntour XC Pro & Shimano XT II
Brakelevers: Tektro
Rear Rack: Tubus Cargo
Front Rack: Tubus Tara
Fender: Berthoud 650bx50

Remarks: Oval Top Tube , hand made lugs