It’s Independence Day, and King George ain’t gonna tell me what kind of bike to ride. I plan to build a custom road bike to get around on. Because freedom, that’s why. Flat, narrow bars; 35mm slicks; fork-mounted cargo rack; and a big disc brake up front, controlled by the right hand as God and Edoardo Bianchi intended. No rear brake and no front derailleur, I don’t believe in those.