Cyclofiend single-speeders, I had to send in shots of my Bianchi
SS'er simply because I drew so much inspiration from the bikes on
frame is a late 80's Bianchi Volpe, a mixed breed cross/tourer of
the era, lugged steel made in Taiwan to my knowledge. It had been
my full-time commuter for years until I built up a new "crossmuter"
bike several years ago. I couldn't bring myself to get rid of the
powder coated Bianchi frame and now I know why.
bought the wheels from a friend and converted them to SS with a
MISFIT PSYCLES conversion kit. I lucked out by using a half-link
and stumbled into my "magic gear" without a tensioner. I'm running
41 X 17 chainring/cog because I wanted to keep the gear inches reasonable
for hilly Albuquerque and my well-worn, middle-aged knees.
is a 120mm threadless with a steep angle on a Profile threadless
adapter. Bars are Dimension mustache with Tektro interrupter levers,
tugging Tektro cantilvers. The crank is a no-name mountain bike
model with 175 arms on a very short BB. Saddle is a WTB Speed-V
I had lying about. Tires are "big ole" 700X35 Panaracer Paselas,
might have to downsize these a bit but they do soak up a lot of
roughness on the road.
like to workout in my garage and finish up with a neighborhood spin
on this simple bike.
again to this site for all the cool bikes displayed here.
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