Having had my Trek 1.7 stolen, I was keen to get a bike that was
a lot less nickable, ie something old but I wanted something with
a character and liking the looks of singlespeeds, I decided to have
a winter project.
purchased the bike, a KTM Strada 24 speed, circa 20-30 years old
and replaced the saddle, tyres and brakes, the rubber on these were
all perished and in the interest of safety and comfort bought new
stuff, I also bought new combi pedals for MTB shoes. After riding
the bike for sometime it seemed the best gear ratio for me was 42:17,
it's pretty flat here in Vienna, Austria and any hills there are
in the city are short, plus I would not trust this in the proper
hills anyway, so a commuter / city cruiser is what this bike is.
The spacer kit and sprocket are Surley and the rest of the kit was
wanted to trick-out the bike a bit more, but costs and potential
theft, would make it a waste of time, plus it is a little large
for me circa 56cm frame, so I will eventually pass this on to a
mate, when a new single speed project appears.
work on the gallery it's given me plenty of ideas hopefully I will
be sending another in soon