Monday, March 1, 2010

italvega - latest build

my latest build for a friend's son. he liked my taste in bikes so I started from scratch. think this came in under $400. the frame is an ebay find for $50! old wheelset from a peugeot (ebay). derailluers are shimano 600 "arabesque" i got a while ago. crankset is sugino mighty. only hot rod part is BB spindle - a campy because the original ofmega was the wrong taper for the crankset. some builds go together amazingly easy but this one fought me every step of the way. still need to complete the back brake and step-ferrule all the cable housings and cone wrench the front axle slightly. but rode it 15 miles yesterday and it was extremely comfortable and not too slow or heavy. it's gonna be a commuter so maybe throw fenders on it...

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rest of my bikes here:

'til next time, "have a nice ride"...

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