Special Visit: Brian Hollingsworth of Royal H Cycles

by Wei Wei

Bryan Hollingsworth of Royal H Cycles stopped into our shop today to get his special Bendix 2 speed kick back coaster hub serviced. The thing is crazy! It not only is a beautiful coaster hub, but has an internal 2 speed hub without cables or shifters. It shifts with the action of the coaster break. I don’t even know exactly how to describe how it works, but it’s like a magical unicorn.

The hub is built up to Bryan’s custom show bike that was just featured last night in the Massachusetts Bicycle Film Festival Handbuilt Bicycle Show. Along with the crazy Bendix hub, there is a 3 arm Campagnolo crankset and vintage Ideal leather saddle. The frame has serious lug details and a beautiful sparkling burgundy paint job.  If you are looking for a classic custom frame, especially with lugs, give Bryan a call.