is my homemade 650C single-speed bike. I built the frame and fork
myself, from Dedacciai steel tubing. The frame is TIG welded and
brass brazed, and the fork is silver brazed.
bike uses long reach brakes (47-57 mm), so I can use either 650C
(ed. note: 571 bsd) or 26-inch MTB
wheels. Currently, I'm running Michelin Pro Race 650C x 23 mm tires
on 28-hole Deep-V rims. The rims are laced 2x with Wheelsmith DB14
spokes to White hubs - an ENO in the rear and an MI5 in the front.
have a 54-tooth chainring and a 22-tooth White freewheel, which
yields about 60 gear inches. That seems about right to me for long
rides in the hills.
sprung Brooks Champion Flyer saddle takes all the sharp edges off