shifting, hydro-disc having, bar-spinning RUSTBELT MARCO.
This is my polo bike.
Frame and fork - Rustbelt Marco. Built by Rustbelt welding(http://rustbeltwelding.com/) right here in Cleveland, Ohio. Mine is size large with Paragon Machine Works Dropouts.
Handlebars - Rustbelt
Brakes f&r - My own design. They are polo specific dual-hydraulic disc brakes made for me by Bengal Performance. They include a hydraulic gyro to eliminate tangles/hose flex. Available for purchase. Contact me for more info/pricing Bobknauer05@gmail.com
Crank set - Truvativ Hammerschmidt.
Shifter - Sram X9. mounted to seat stay so that I can still bar spin ;)
Gravity Gap stem
Since these pics were taken, I now have a Truvativ Holzfeller seatpost and VP Low Profile DH Race pedals.
Since destroying my wheelset and tires(shown here in pics), I built a new one with XT hubs and WTB LaserDisc rims. Wrapped in Maxxis Overdrive 1.75s Both wheels are quick release(made possible by the Paragon dropouts) for ease of transport.
This is not the best polo bike I've built up. It is THE BEST BIKE I HAVE EVER RIDDEN IN MY LIFE. Since I've had this, I sold my trek commuter and converted the Banshee back to a jump bike. I ride this thing everywhere. My fixie and cruiser both just collect dust. Actually, this is the only bike I've ridden at all since September.
There's more pics of the brakes and more info in this thread: http://leagueofbikepolo.com/forum/gear/brakes/2009/09/21/post-your-dual-...
Edit: I have removed the gyro. It just leaks too much for polo use. Once-a-month bleeds got old.
I had hose/cable guides brazed on including on my seat tube for the shift cable.
I swapped my xt rear hub for a SS Atomlab Pimp hub on which I have a 15t fixed cog. It is still freewheel due to the Hammerschmidt mechanism.
Crank brothers Sage FR headset.
Frame, fork, and bars have all been powdercoated matte grey(looks identical to this primer) and it all GLOWS IN THE DARK.