Sunday, September 12, 2010

Custom single speed

A customer came in wanting a single speed with the possibility of going fixed eventually. We started with a Raleigh Record frameset, sandblasted and clear powdercoated. New high flange hubs with cutouts and flip flop wheel set, Nitto technomic high rise stem, vintage Cinelli handlebars, red Origin 8 crankset (46 tooth) with matching red KMC 1/8" chain and a 17 tooth Shimano free wheel. The tires are Panaracer Pasela, the customer supplied pedals and a Brooks B17 saddle. This bike will be finished off with Tektro long reach brakes (27" to 700c wheel conversion) and handlebars will be finished with red cotton bar wrap to match the crank and chain.