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The newest in our Bespoke Builds series is an Argonaut out of Blacksmith Cycle in Toronto. These guys have been kicking out some incredible builds on the regular, and this one certainly does not disappoint. Sent over to me by Paul, the excitement was clear in his email about this build. He had a few things to say:
We were first introduced to Ben @ NAHBS this year, and planted the seeds to bring Argonaut to Canada. The owner of this Argonaut, Claude, is coming off an older steel Basso, and wanted something smooth, with tons of personality.
We knew that Ben's craftsmanship and attention to detail would translate perfectly to Claude's needs, and the results are really stunning. The subtle scheme, paired with the obvious flair of Campagnolo's 80th anniversary group makes for an understated but classy combination that mirrors Claude's style on and off the bike.
I can't emphasize how happy we are with the entire process of working with Ben, and how proud we are to be Canada's first Argonaut dealer.
The crew at Blacksmith are proud of this machine, as well they should be. Argonaut is making some of the best carbon in the game, paired with the level of parts and the care that Blacksmith put into the build, this is obviously superbike, or space bike, territory.
photos courtesy of Blacksmith Cycle, words courtesy of Blacksmith Cycles and Brandon Elliott