Monday, July 26, 2010

Motobecane Mirage Single Speed Roadster, 25"/63cm Lugged Steel - *SOLD*

Motobecane Mirage Single Speed Roadstar, 25"/63cm

The idea of this build was to create a classic English style bicycle. I've always loved the look of 3-speeds, with curvy North Road handlebars and vintage flair, however as a taller rider, bicycles of this style have simply not been made, usually peaking at 58cm, sometimes 60cm for a vintage Roadster. With this in mind, I built up this bike with a Motobecane Mirage frame made of lugged 2040 steel, as a base. This bike has been completely rebuilt as a single speed, perfect for flat city rides in comfort. Features a lightweight alloy wheelset, and features a track crankset and bottom bracket for a straight chainline. Handlebars are vintage English ones, with a nicely swept back bend, wrapped in cloth handlebar tape and amber shellac'd. Grip area has also been twined at the ends for a classic look. Features some vintage flair with a cloth taped & twined accent on the top tube, and a twined chainstay. Saddle is sprung, and has been reconditioned with a classic honey brown leather. Set up as a single speed with a 48/17 ratio, with 27" wheels this is a quick yet comfortable ratio for flat city streets. This bike is ideal for riders at least 6'0" tall.

[ C O M P O N E N T S ]

Alloy Wheelset, 27", spaced out to single speed
CST Tubes
Continental Tires, Gatorskin in the rear, Ultra Sport up front
17t Shimano MX-30 Single Speed Freewheel
KMC Z510 Heavy Duty Track Width Single Speed Chain
Twined Chainstay
Truvativ Splined Bottom Bracket
Truvativ Splined Track Crankset
Single Speed Chainring Bolts
48t Chainring
KKT Quill Pedals
Honey Brown Sprung Leather Saddle
Kalloy Alloy Stem, 80mm reach
English North Road Handlebars
GreenGrips Cloth Handlebar Tape, amber shellac'd & twined
Reconditioned Headset
Tektro Brake Lever
Dual-Pivot SidePull Brake
ProMax Brake Pads


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