been wanting to do a 650B conversion and finally came into some
wheels locally (used) and then the 80's Takara frame fell into place.
It's used everyday as a commuter bike (until the Wisconsin weather
gets snowy-nasty and I drag out the snow bike). It ain't the fastest
steed on the path, but the ride is smooth... and all the bits came
together pretty nice. It's a pleasure to have a 'flat bar' bike
that has an upright ride.
80's Takara Medalist (Ishiwata I think)
Alesa 650B rims
Col de La Vie tires
Brooks B.17 Saddle
Tektro R556 long reach calipers
Planet Bike Cascadia Fenders
Dinotte 200L Light
Velo Orange Porteur Bars
Velo Orange Cheapie brake handles
Carradice Pendle bag
Chain rings are some mismatched bits from the bin.
Changer is a Deore with Shimano bar ends shifters.
left the bright green brake cable housing on for flash. It's currently
set up as a 12 speed, but will scout around for a 7-speed freewheel
at the SWAP.