Le velo de ville or "the town bike" (as in a good 15 minutes on
this bike and you're shagged) .
a good friend of mine, found this Apollo Jaguar in the back of his
mate's shed, so he went to see the guys at Bike Culture (the best
local bike shop this side of anywhere) late that night and fitted
it up to be a single speed with bits from the parts bin. Being the
good bloke that he is, he then passed it on to me in exchange for
some surplus baby stuff that was occupying valuable bike space in
my garage. Scotty made the necessary mods: added Shimano 600 cranks,
the freewheel, a flat bar and a brake lever, re-dished the rear
wheel to make the chain line work, and gave it a real quick once
then looked after the cosmetic side of things: a candy apple red
base colour and four coats of clear. All the parts needed a good
polish which seemed to compliment the colour. I gave Scotty back
the flat bar and sourced some wide bars off Ebay - they remind of
my brother's old bike from my childhood, a real cruiser.
has 27" wheels that are polished up nicely and are rock solid, which
is perfect as the bike will be just a commuter/pack horse and weekend
roller with the family around Canberra.
in all, I'm pretty chuffed with the result, not to mention the great