Gina's "Milk Runner," a Nishiki Custom Sport of a certain age that
she converted to 650B and has Frenchified considerably, with Belleri
porteur handlebars, Bebolux guidonnet brake levers, and fluted Velo
Orange fenders. The wheels and tires came from our friend Harv,
who didn't want them but did want the 27" wheelset that originally
graced the Nishiki. A Brooks sprung saddle--believe it's a B67--make
it comfy on its shopping and errand trips. Running as a single-speed
at 60 gear inches with a Shimano freewheel. Dia-Compe 610 centerpulls
make it all easy. and the pedals have changed: they are now vintage
rubber block platforms.
Carradice Barley and a cheap Taiwanese basket round it out for now,
but it's a work in progress.
week-by-week photos on our Flickr site: http://tinyurl.com/65xuoq
there will be a chainguard, a new paint job, and possibly a double-legged
propstand. Maybe even a skirtguard and dyno lighting!