October 7th, 2008

So here’s Katie’s 8 speed commuter in cream, pink and gold:


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Because we’re just running one front chainring, note the chain guard and “3rd eye” that keep the chain from falling off in the absence of a front derailleur.

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I also did a repaint on Keith’s Basso Lotto. It was in pretty rough shape when it came in, with a lot of rust and internal cable routing that was on it’s way out. I ground off the old covers to the internal routing and replaced them; Keith located some original decals, so soon we got it back in shape. The fork is a RDV and was painted to match, keeping the original chrome and yellow fill ins.

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3 Responses to “KATIE! BASSO!”

  1. Paul says:

    October 7th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Hey Chris & Katie – Love the cream & pink combo.
    Some day, when I can afford it, I’ll get a CircleA, too.

    FYI, I converted my 24-speed Specialized Sequoia to 8-speeds
    (11-32 cassette, 38 tooth chainring). Just cuz I wanted to see
    what I could get away with, I got rid of the chainguard and third
    eye that the bike shop said I needed. Guess what – I have never
    dumped the chain inwards, so the third eye is definitely not
    needed. Once, I lost it outwards, so the chainguard could help,
    but really I don’t need it if I just avoid rapid shifts to the smallest
    cog. My chainring is positioned right between the 4th and 5th
    cogs when you look at my chainline.

    Enjoy it!
    – Paul

  2. Super Tramp says:

    October 9th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Katies Bike looks really really great. (yep that’s 2) The kind of bike that makes you want a longer commute…

  3. ricardo says:

    October 28th, 2008 at 9:25 am

    That’s my friend’s Basso- really nice classic italian Sarroni Red.
    I knew he bought the bike, glad to see he went with Circle A for the
    retro-classico paint job. Also Saw Billy Rounds NJS track bike (fork)
    says you built in a day or so. Very impressive. I still owe you colors
    and decal/graphics for the 20″ commuter bike.

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