Nik's city whip

This is Nik’s fresh city whip. Nik is 2.06m, hence the proportions. He was looking for a classic track bike design but didn't want to go without brakes (smart man).

The tube set is Columbus Spirit for lugs over-over-sized (top and seat tube 31.7mm, down tube 35mm, 1 1/8 steerer), giving the large front triangle additional stability. The stem is custom built. Wheels are hand-built H plus Son TB14 on Novatec track hubs. The rear hub is a flip-flop hub allowing to install a fixed sprocket as well as the awesome White Industries freewheel. The drive train is powered by a Sugino 75 set. Saddle and bar tape are made in France by Gilles Berthoud.