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Robin’s 650b city bike

September 10th, 2012

Robin’s husband Chris surprised her with the gift of a custom bike. But like all custom bikes, they can’t be a complete surprise. Robin was the point person when it came to choosing the details and she made this bike into a beauty. Classic 8×3 Shimano drivetrain with bar end shifters on Paul Component’s thumbies, 650b Velocity wheelset, SKS fenders, and Weinmann brakes with brazed on pivots and retrofitted spring adjusters are just some of the highlights. The silvery blue that she chose contrasts beautifully with the red head tube and the gold lug lining. A truly classic bicycle.



 
 
 
 
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Joe brought this Raleigh Supercourse in for a repaint more so than a restoration. I reinforced the seat binder with a small piece of chromoly and some brass. The rear end was also spaced out to 130mm for a modern wheel. He chose the green color and did the build himself. A lot of modern components on there to keep the weight down with a touch of old style with the chain guard.



 
 

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