You’re turning 30 and you want to celebrate. What to do? If you’re PAUL Components you make a limited edition run of parts, that’s what. Only, these may be a bit over the top even for PAUL’s exacting standards. Not only do you get an extremely limited group of parts, you also get a bespoke Poplar case that came out of the same machine shop as the parts themselves.
What’s in the box?
When it comes to the actual components, inside each box you’ll find a set of short pull Klamper brakes, Canti brake levers, and a quick release seat collar – all with a matching Smoky Pewter and Purple anodized finish. To commemorate the 30th anniversary aspect, each part is engraved with a ’30’.
You’ll also find a limited edition commemorative bottle opener in the same Smoky Pewter finish.
PAUL wanted to make sure the presentation box was as special as the components, so each started life as a block of American Poplar in Paul’s wood shop at his house. Always happy to elaborate on their processes, there’s a step by step account of how each box was made on their site. But the short version is that it required trips back and forth between the wood shop and the machine shop and modifications to their machining set up to allow for the CNC machine to cope with the sawdust instead of the usual chip and coolant mess.
Each box is individually numbered and is fitted with brass hinges and a latch.
Just 30 of these limited edition box sets will be available, and the only option is the choice of seatclamp size (30.0, 31.8, 33.1, or 35.0).
The price? Many special editions also come with a special price tag, and in this case, that would be the same as the year PAUL Component Engineering got started. $1,989.