is my steel single speed freewheel, Cesare . I ride it daily for
my work commuter, about 6 miles round trip. I picked it up as a
complete road bike about 4 years ago at a bike swap for $25. It
was added to my quiver and I rode it every once in a while for fun
and around town, occasionally launching it off flights of stairs
or ghost riding it into trees or dumpsters. I recently moved closer
to work and my wife and I decided to go down to one car, which gave
me a perfect reason to re-do the Cesare as a commuter. I built the
wheels using an old White Industries front hub and a new Dimension
single speed free wheel hub for the back, (18t). I stripped down
the frame and swapped out the handle bars and break levers. There
is still some original stuff on it like the campy cranks and front
chain ring(44t), cinelli stem, and brakes. It's a fun bike and I
ride it a lot now a days. I love bikes with 'character', so the
small dents and chipped paint make it even cooler in my opinion.
'Have you ever looked into the eyes of a lion and decided to attack?'