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BICYCLES Singlespeed City


This frame is exactly the same as my Singlespeed Cyclocross frame – just a different build. In the late 1980s, my friends and I got these frames (Fuji OEM – Made in Japan!) to build up as cheap cyclocross bikes. When one of these friends acquired a custom cyclocross bike (an early Kelly Knobby X) in the late 1990s, I took this frame off his hands and built it up as a touring bike for my father – but he never really rode it – so I took back the frame for my personal “porteur” project. I now ride this bike around the city, to work, to work-out, to the grocery store, to visit my friends...






FRAME / FORK:

1989 Backroads Mistaya – lugged Ishiwata Feather Si35 / Ishiwata Feather Si35, “near-chrome” powdercoat

HEADSET:

Stronglight A9

HANDLEBARS / STEM:

Nitto Albatross CrMo, cork tape / Nitto Dynamic 2

WHEELS:

Specialized sealed hubs, DT spokes, Wolber 58 rims, Continental Sport 1000 tires

DRIVETRAIN:

Sugino Super Mighty Competition – 42/44t, White Industries DOS ENO – 17/19t, SRAM chain

PEDALS:

MKS GR-9, MKS steel toe clips (cut down to half clips)

BRAKES:

Mafac cantilevers, Kool Stop pads, Tektro RX4.1 levers

SADDLE / SEATPOST:

Brooks Swift Chrome / Suntour Superbe Pro

NOTES:

CETMA 5-rail rack with teak deck, Tubus Vega rack, B+M 4D Toplight, SKS fenders, Pletscher double kickstand, Salsa Nickless cage, Japanese aluminum bell, PAUL Gino light mount



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