Well, this build has been in my head recently. What would be better than a nice 650B all around porteur bikes. Carefully designed by BDB guys where most modern parts will easily fit. AND made in USA with price that not gonna break your bank. I don’t remember how long I had seen the Pelican, 4 years? Somewhere around that I think. I remember seeing Gabe fiddling around with the blue bike at the shop, then Dan got one, and Andy got one, and Gabe Peterson got one before he moved to LA.


I think since I am heading to Thailand or a while, I am going take the Pelican with me. A nice cushy 650B would do me good on the 3rd World Country street, some  Pass & Stow rack, or Velo-Orange rack (or Nitto??) to carry my sticky rice, and Honjo fender with rear light with Nitto bottle cages just to flossin it up.

WAH… ok Ian, i saw the Pelican Spec Sheet and I think 52 is perfect for me. I have Durace 7400 grouppo ( Front/Rear derailers, 172.5 Crank set, STI shifters, Italian BB, pedal set) , Nitto 27.2 seat post, Nitto stem and Unicanitor seat, I have a King headset saved in Berkeley.

So I think what I need to get are,
1) Pelican frame-set 52cm.
2) Cantilever brake set
3) 650B wheelset with front dyno
4) Nitto drop bar like one in the picture
5) Set of Honjo fenders with attached rear light.
6) Pass & Stow rack, or Velo-Orange rack.

I think that would do it no? Thanks Ian……

There is a review of Pelican on Bicycle Quartery current issue.
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