Carver Bikes built this to my order, which arrived in January of this year, and they did a fantastic job. It is in great shape, has been ridden for fewer than 500 miles, and has never had a wipe-out. I have just received a nearly identical bike in a great deal I couldn't pass up, so this one is up for grabs.

Titanium has the strength and comfort of steel, the lightness of aluminum, and doesn't need to be painted, so say goodbye to touch-up paint. If you get a scratch on the surface, rub it with a Scotch-Brite pad, and it's gone! This bike has a well-broken-in Brooks B17 black leather saddle, and matching Portland Design Works black leather grips. I've just put on a new set of Panaracer 700x32 tires which have about 50 miles on them total. For single speed, the 48:16 tooth ratio is a great balance for cruising, climbing and sprinting. If you'd like to have a lower gear ratio for steep climbing, take advantage of the flip-flop hub on this bike, and put a larger freewheel or fixie cog on the other side. And great news if you've had hand numbness on long rides - for most of us with that issue, the fix is an adequate sweep angle on the bars. With these Jones Bend H-bars and their 45 degree sweep, I get no numbness even on long rides. I had them engrave "Carver" onto the front of the headset. I think that decals or paint have no place on a titanium bike. The cable to the rear brake doesn't need cable stops or clamps - it threads through the inside of the top tube. The Alex rims have machined sidewalls, and the Formula hubs have sealed cartridge bearings. The bike's frame has a wheel clearance for 35mm studded snow tires, and these Alex rims will take up to 35mm tires too. Chain tensioning is easy with horizontally adjustable vertical dropouts. Carver's blueprints for this bike's frame and fork are in with the pics.

Build List:

Carver frame & fork 2,210
Origin8 Torqlite bottom bracket 37
Sugino single speed crank arm set 175mm black 130mm bcd 82
Origin8 48T chainring 24
Shimano PD-A530 SPD combination pedals 45
Xi'an Changda sliding dropouts 135
Brooks B17 saddle 89
Cannondale seatpost 20
Promax alloy riser stem 16
Carbon fiber headset spacer 12
Titanium top cap 9
Jones Bend handlebars 85
PDW Whiskey Ergo leather grips 57
Tektro brake levers 15
Tektro R559 calipers 42
Jagwire cable kit 16
KMC Z chain 3/32" 22
Alex rims w/ Formula hubs 162
Sturmey-Archer 16T freewheel 13
Handsome fenders 68
Total: 3,159

(that's what I spent on the build - the price is now less than ONE THIRD of this!!)

Hand-brushed frame & fork: 94.5% titanium, 3% aluminum, 2.5% vanadium
Weight as pictured: 23.2 lbs
Frame height: 49.5cm (from the center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube)
Standover height: 31" This bike fits me great - I am 5'11" with a 32 inch inseam on my pants. You should have at least a 31" inseam for this bike to be the right size for you.

Come on out to Excelsior and take a look. PayPal accepted, but I'll give you a 3.9% discount if you pay in cash. Shipping is buyer's expense.