Today’s Royce Union, sent in by Lucas, is the second of it’s kind to visit The Gallery. The first Runion sent in by Ian, won the inaugural OTSOTM—against some rather formidable opponents, I would add. Obviously, Lucas has some rather large shoes to fill—getting this beauty for free is a good start, but I see a few concerns that need to be addressed soon.
- An insufficient reflector presence—none on the spokes—none one the headtube or the seatstay—just a couple measly pedal reflectors.
- By photographing the none driveside Lucas thought he could hide his lack of proper pie-platage. Unlike most bike-porn sites, we love the plates—especially big chrome ones. For examples of proper platage, check Bob’s Garage.
- The seat height is nowhere near BOS. Proper seat height is determined, by one’s ability to sit comfortably and still reach the ground mid-tipitoe.
- Bare bars work on some bikes, but this Runion deserves some proper bar coverage.
I picked this Royce Union Supreme 10 up at a friend of my dad’s. The bike was sitting outside and covered in orange rust, but after an afternoon of steel wool, it looks good as new. Needs some new tires, brake pads, and cables, but Free is definitely the best price to pay for a bike like this.