Since this project is pretty much finished I thought I would post a mini build of my little shop runaround cafe lounger steed.
Bought from eBay some months ago from a fine chap down the coast, the bike was pretty much standard down to the delivery plastic still on the mudguards. She was in a pretty rough state but potential wise she had a lot going for her.
My additions component wise
Headset: Diacompe 1"
Grips: Hermanns Cork Anatomical
Brakes: Tektro R588 Longreach
Brake Pads: Tektro
Brake Cables: Jagwire Titanium Braided
Brake Levers: Shimano Nexus
Shifters: Shimano Nexus 3 RevoSpeed
Rear hub - Rebuilt Sturmey Archer 3 Speed
Chain: 1/2" x 3/32 Nickel Plated
Cranks: SR Sakai alloy 6.5" throw
Chainring: SR Sakai 57t alloy
Pedals: Wellgo WR1 lightweight
Saddle: Selle San Marco Regal
After polishing all the aluminium I got to thinking about a frame colour. I decided on something different so I vinyl wrapped the frame with Fablon "Beech" effect vinyl, The frame no looks like a piece of 2x4!
I faffed around with some decal ideas and settled on this design partly inspired by Paul Smith. Printed them out on self adhesive vinyl and lashed them on!
Head cap design was inspired by Derek who runs Poole Bay Folders and keeps Bickertons alive with his extensive stock.
[size=75]Not even in my wildest dreams did I think I'd work in a LSD factory run by french ginger unicorns.
10 KHS XC604-SE
08 Inexa C2 Carbon Roadie