Monday, May 4, 2009

Focus: Jamie's (legendary) Brown Bird

Independent Fabrication icon Jamie Medieros has the longest commute of anyone at IF and logs some serious miles. His weapon of choice for year round urban/suburban commuting: The Brown Bird, a most beastly workhorse. He prefers to not wear a bag but instead attaches all of his stuff to his bike, as you can see.


Custom mounting bracket for rechargeable front light:

Severely worked drivetrain:

About as broken in as you can get for a Brooks saddle:

Jamie made this walnut top cap many years ago out of a fallen tree in his yard. Years of being exposed to harsh conditions have led to a crack, but it still does the job:


If there anything you would like us to FOCUS on, let us know in the comments below...

6 comments:

epicrides said...

that thing is sweet. how long is his commute? what size are the wheels? kind of hard to tell. almost looks like a 650b.

Indy Fab said...

Jamie's commute is 12 miles each way and his wheels are 26 inch.

Anonymous said...

What bars are those?

Anonymous said...

I made them myself out of 0.045 titanium. They are based on some old nitto bars I like but cannot find any more.

Tim D. said...

I commute 10 miles (20 round trip) and I can imagine that my bike will garnish this type of "patina" over time. My panniers are definitely showing the wear from the 2 or so miles on gravel towards my work place.

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