The shifting seasons are definitely making themselves felt at the moment, so while that’s a relief for riders in the northern hemisphere, who’ve been enduring a grueling winter, those of us in the southern hemisphere are now starting to dig out our cold weather kit. Eric Estlund of Winter Bicycles has had a successful season, winning the award for Best Finish at this years NAHBS and this is one of his first builds since: a crisp track bike which epitomizes his brand qualities.
Fresh, clean and enduring is how Eric describes the ethos behind Winter Bicycles. This is the Tenga Track—Tenga means ‘classic’ or ‘elegant’ in Japanese, an adjective often used to portray traditional dance. It’s a True Temper tube mix, met with cast lugs and drop outs with an internally lugged fork crown. Keith Anderson, responsible for Eric’s recent award, finished the frame; Eric built it up with Curtis Odom hubs laced to Velocity rims and a vintage Fujita saddle recovered by Recovered Saddle.
Big thanks to Anthony Bareno for the photos. See more on the Winter Bicycles website.