Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I rebuild bicycles in my spare time. I have used this blog as a facet for listings and whatnot.
This will soon change.
I would like this space to be more of an exploration of bicycle building - the intricacies of custom builds, the style and thought that goes into each individual bike.
With that in mind, I will archive past builds from time to time and will occasionally post bikes that may be for sale.
However, I do hope to make this more of a blog where I can share tips, updates and random thoughts on bicycle building and other thoughts in general.
More to come soon.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Schwinn Le Tour Luxe Single Speed, 24"/62cm Lugged 4130 Cro-Moly - *SOLD*

Schwinn Le Tour Luxe Single Speed, 24"/62cm

The base of this build is a Schwinn Le Tour Luxe lugged 4130 butted cro-moly frame. All decals have been removed leaving a plain gray finish. Built up with a 27" alloy wheelset, respaced and redished for a straight single speed chainline. Sports a vintage looking brass riveted Velo saddle. Mustache bars up front give a unique style and many hand positions for long rides. Set up as a coast-able single speed with a 52/17 ratio. This bike is ideal for taller riders, 6'0" and up.

[ C O M P O N E N T S ]
Rebuilt Shimano Bottom Bracket
Tange-Seiki Chrome Headset
27" Alloy Wheelset, respaced and redished for single speed
Forte All Black 27x1-1/8" Tires
KMC Z410 White Track Width Single Speed Chain
SR Signature Crankset
52t Chainring with Guard
Origin8 Single Speed Chainring Bolts
Kalloy Silver Seatpost
Black Stem, rising reach
Origin8 Mustache Bars, silver
Tressostar Black Cloth Handlebar Tape
Tektro Brake Lever
Dia Compe Single-Pivot Caliper Brake
Black Velo Saddle, brass rivets
Pedals, choice of standard, clipped, or clipless SPD's