You may remember I posted some pictures of a bike I bought in Italy as my main mode of transport for the summer I spent there.
Ibought the bike in it's original state from a market and with the cost of easyjets extra baggage - 20euros- It was rude not to bring her back to the UK! After a bit of digging into the history of the bike, it turns out to be a Garlatti/Cinelli (late 60s-early 70s) frame and fork which where sold to small independant bike shops who then branded as their own and built up to sell. This example is from Olgiate Comasco, in the foot hills of the Italin Alps.
I spent a little bit of time sourcing bits and bobs- replacing the bar, stem, seat post, cranks, pedals, BB, and front brake. It's a mix of retro bits, but the front brake is a modern Tiagra with a compact Dia-tech lever. I went for a simple set up as it's now my run around - I know there may be comments about lack of rear brake...but this is my little slice of retro.
I had a 40t front ring on, but yesterday changed it for the 52 (purchased from 'Old Ned'), which is pictured as I managed to source the 49d crank puller!
It's nice and easy as a town cruiser, tough now the bigger ring is on, but I still manage!
After a little clean and some new bits-
Thanks for looking!