hope the pictures will work... i'm not a great photographer!
is my john hollands (baltimore area, no longer making frames) lugged
steel bike made i had made in 2001. i am using campy chorus components,
nitto randonneur bar with cork tape, brooks B-17 honey saddle, MKS
platform pedals, some seat bag i can't remember what it is, and
a brand-new set of 650B wheels from trinity bicycles in dallas.
other than the wheels, this is how i have been running this bike
since i built it. i just did the conversion this morning and wanted
to show it off.
wheels are built on my campy hubs that i sent in, and velocity synergy
rims, the rear being off-center of course. the tires are panaracer
col de la vie. the reason i went to 650B is that the 28mm roly-poly
tires i was running were already rubbing the underside of my brakes,
and i wanted to go to a bigger tire. i had to get long-reach brakes,
and am using the tektos, also from trinity. they work great.
really love the ride. it's much more cushy, but not sluggish. now
i am going to get rack and fender eyelets brazed on front and rear,
so i can carry a goodish-sized load when the need arises, and mount
the fenders hat have been gathering dust for a few years in my garage.
jim, for putting this site together. it can be dangerous looking
at all these beautiful bikes!