Private Jake owners are a special bunch. Our old alloy convertible single speed cross bike has garnered a bit of a cult following over the years and most owners are not willing to part with them. One such owner is Jason at Back Alley Bikes in Carrboro, North Carolina. “The bike started life as a stock 2016 Private Jake and has evolved slowly over time as parts have worn out. In its current form as a flat bar all-weather super commuter, it’s lighter, faster, and stronger than my first mountain bike.”
The drivetrain comprises of a SRAM Rival crankset with a Wolftooth 36t chainring, Out back the Shimamo 11-42 cassette is taken care off Rival short cage rear mech with a really long BB tension screw.
The wheelset is from DT Swiss and is a C1800.
The wheels are shot with a 700x45 WTB Riddler up front…
… a Surly 700x41 Knard rear tire. The rear fender is a SKS Longboard rear fender.
The Portland Design Works Take Out basket is perfect for, um take out, and it just happens to fit a six-pack of beer rather well.
The Chromag stem holds a Race Face Turbine handlebar in place.
The Grips are Lizard Skins Chargers and the super rad bell is from Spurcycle. The brake levers are SRAM Apex, they connect to TRP Spyre calipers.
The 50 to 01 crew recently released their collab with the Fabric bikes, the Magic Saddle. Designed for the demands of flat-out trail and bike park sessions, the Magic Saddle is a one-of-a-kind for shape, padding, and performance on the hill.
The King Kargo Cage hold a tool roll with every tool you could possibly need.
On top of inflating tires ludicrously fast, OneUp’s EDC Pump can either store their EDC tool or a spare CO2 cartridge internally.
More OneUp in the form of their popular composite pedals.
I probably should have put this photo up with the other PDW Take Out photos, but hey. What you are looking here is Paul components nifty Gino light mount. The Gino gets the light out in front of the basket nicely unobscured.