Jim asked for an “All Day Adventure bicycle”, this is what happened.
This is the end result of the ask “ Can I have a bicycle that will be good for commuting, group rides and fat tire adventures ? “ One of the good things about custom bicycles is that the builder ( in this case me ) can tailor the bicycle to do just what the rider askes. Features like disc brakes, road tires with a possible fat tire option, Shimano Ultegra cable driven shift and brakes, and Ferrari light blue paint, I added the subtle orange with the very dark blue stripes and letters. The seat lug is actually a bi-laminate joint, meaning that no lug is used it’s short carved tubes over the main tubes of the frame then the joint is fillet brazed. The end result is a totally custom “lug”, extra work but long points!