Richie Ditta Track Frame
Handmade in San Francisco by Richie Ditta, somewhere between 2005-2006.
- Columbus thron tubes (same as the SLX tubes mostly).
- Henry James toptube/seattube/forkcrown.
- Everest bb shell/downtube lug
- Pacenti track dropouts.
- Nova fork dropouts.
The bike was designed to be a one-frame-to-rule-them-all model, designed for both urban riding and as well as the velodrome, with a high bb, lugged construction and track angles.
In Cargo bike mode
How the bike lives most of its time replete with Cetma Cargo rack and short stem+risers. Can haul a suprising amount of stuff in this mode when combined with a backpack. However as the centre of gravity is pretty high with a rack like this, there can be a lot of fun with heavy boxes and Chicago's pot-holed streets.
Obligatory Action shot
More mid-table mediocracy from Pip. Once again just leaving it to late to compete in the sprint finish at Preston Park, Brighton, UK.
Side of frame + fork. Sadly you can't see it very well in this photograph but the chain stays have a lovely bend to them.
The industrial back-end. Inspired by this Harry Quinn. We ended going for something much more stark to really have a unique piece of steelwork.
The lovely BB shell:
Frame from the front, showing more of the nice black on black decals.
Just built up after shipping to the UK, down near Palace Pier (Brighton).
Frame shot from rear - can really see chain-stay bends.
Work in progress shots
A few shots of the frame on its way to completion.