Many of us have been fortunate enough to have ridden a lot of different bikes over the years, and have developed a keen sense for what we like, what we don’t like, and what we’d do differently if given the opportunity. The luckiest among us have perhaps even treated ourselves to a custom bike, where we’ve been able to funnel all of that collected knowledge into one gloriously perfect machine. But for others, the holy grail of bicycles is an asymptotic goal that gets tantalizingly closer with every try, but remains achingly out of reach. 99% is more than good enough for most of us, but there are others for whom that tiny remainder is just a sore reminder that there’s just that little bit extra left to be had. A bike that perhaps could carve that downhill corner just a bit shaper, one that rode just a tad smoother over that patch of washboard that always bothers you, one with the cable routing just so, or the right type of bottom bracket, a dropout that’s just a bit prettier. For the last two decades, Guldalian has been the owner of Wissahickon Cyclery, a successful full-service bike shop located on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And like many long-time cycling enthu...