Thursday, March 31, 2011

1x Centerpull Road Bike aka The Bike Path Sunday Special

   I built this for my step-dad, a great guy who's super stoked on Shawver Cycles but not someone you'd consider a hardcore cyclist by any stretch.  The idea was to build a cool and simple bike, well suited to weekend cruises down the path behind his house, that is also mechanically simple and won't require too much upkeep beyond lubing the chain.  It's going to be getting Paul centerpull brakes, an eight speed cassette and a single bar end friction shifter.


   The fork came out well, though the combination of centerpull mounts, this fork length and crown made for a little bit of a strange fit-up.  Lost some of the lug shoreline to the fillet but I'm actually quite pleased with the finished product. 


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