Monday, June 23, 2008

My singlespeed

When I signed up for Le Cirque du Cyclisme back in April I saw the fixed gear ride on the schedule and decided it was finally time to build myself one. I managed to get my hands on some old SLX tubing and I had most of the lugs, so here's what I came up with. I had to hold back on the lug carving, as I wanted this to be a clean, simple design. I haven't totally committed to the "fixed" setup, right now I'm getting used to the bike with a freewheel and brakes.

I wanted the rear brake cable to be hidden as much as possible so I routed it internally and it exits the top tube at the 6 o'clock position. This way if I decide to go without the rear brake later I don't have split guides sticking out.

I've had this set of Dia-Compe aero brakes for years and have never had a bike with short enough reach to work with them. I think they work really nice on this bike.

Splurged a bit and went with the vintage Campy track crank, looks as good as it did on Eddy's bike.

Pacenti dropouts, I love the way track dropouts look with long reveals along the chain stays and seat stays and a smoooooth blend into the dropout.

Well, that's the new ride, I managed to get a couple rides in while at the Cirque and a few more since I got home. Really liking the ride of this one, not super stiff, but nice and smooth.

1 comment:

Aaron Garrett said...

I don't think a bike could look much better than that.