August 14, 2011 Bikes No Comments

Black n’ Blue

I did this as a custom order. It’s a bit more modern than I would have usually styled a bike, but it turned out pretty good and was surprisingly light and agile.

I started out with a new old stock Raleigh road frame – I’m guessing it’s from the ’80s. I got some new steel forks and a threaded headset, and teamed these up with riser bars, sports saddle and flip flop wheelset.

It’s a pretty simple build with all new components and despite being steel, was very light. I guess that’s one of the big benefits of fixes and single speeds though, not much to go wrong.

The customer wanted to try fixed so I put a flip flop rear wheel on giving him the option of fixed or single speed and added some quill pedals with toe clips and straps for safety.

One of the requirements was a bit of blue colouring, so I added Schwalbe Blizzard road tyres and rubber grips.

Frame: Steel

Wheels: 700c x 23c with slick tyres, flip flop hub

Gears: Singlespeed, fixed

Dropouts: Horizontal

Brakes: Caliper front and rear


Written by james