Friday, January 14, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

paint stripping

It took me about 5 hours to strip off the paint from the old bike into raw metal intend to powdercoat a new paint job hi gloss grey
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Saturday, January 1, 2011

lovely details for 4130 bikes

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Private collections of SPERNICELLI — 1930/2007

Totally hand made. Rear part of the bicycle is forged from a single piece. Original frame made in Milan in the thirties.
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Beautiful VO parts for restoration of your old vintage bikes

A mix of old and new combination

to buy

Vintage bikes restoration in process

Formigli a piece of art

Independent Fabrication x Rapha Bike Frames

Pasley Guvnor

This bike is on my list.

The style and elegance of the 1930s Path Racer has returned with the Guv'nor. Based on the model made by the Company in the 1930s, the Guv'nor has a classic and relaxed style, but is equipped with modern components. It features a Pashley built Reynolds 531 diamond frame (in 20.5, 22.5 and 24.5* inch), with relaxed style forks, Brooks B17 Titanium saddle, drop North Road handlebars with leather grips, and a Sturmey Archer single speed rear wheel with 28 inch gold lined black alloy rims. The Guv'nor is also available as a 3 speed model (see menu below).
SRP : £795.00
SGD 2200

Guv'nor Specifications

Frame sizes
20.5", 22.5" and 24.5"
Buckingham Black
Traditional lugged and brazed Reynolds 531 frame
Tubular crown hand brazed
Sturmey Archer single speed
28 inch with gold piped black rims
North Road with handmade leather grips
Sturmey Archer hub brakes
Sylvan Stream rat trap
Antique Brown Brooks B17 with titanium rails
Inside leg
20.5" frame suits 29" - 33"; 22.5" frame suits 31" - 35"; 24.5" frame suits 35" - 39.5".
Wing Nuts, Leather accessory range
24.5" Frame - SRP: 815.00 (double top tube frame)
Terms and Conditions
Specifications and quoted prices may change without prior notice. Pashley Cycles terms of supply apply to all orders.

bertelli works

Some of my favourites over at bertelli

This is the kind of bike you would ride during a bright sunny sunday in the middle of spring, with your newspaper under your arm, heading to you favorite breakfast bar. or at least this is what we are used to do in Italy.

Viking frame, rare Brooks B15 black, chrome vintage fork drilled for a front brake, coaster brake wheelset — so you can brake by backpedaling — vintage white michelin tires, an old rare gipiemme crankset with a golden finish chainring. not to mention a rare Titan stem (similar to cinelli design) coming directly from Belgium from the '60.
To complete the setup a brand new wooden handlebar special designed by Adam Brackney.

Bianchi Convert

About this bike

Hi, I’m Andy, a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.
This is my Bianchi road bike I got of of Craigslist last summer after I crashed and totalled my everyday rider. I was never able to figure out the exact model or year, but I suspect it’s early to mid seventies. When I got it, it had a beat up royal blue coat of paint and so I made it my winter project to refinish this baby.
I had the frame sandblasted down to the raw steel and clear powder coated to show off the material and welds. The parts I replaced on it are as follows:
– Back wheel is a Sturmey Archer SRF3 laced to a Velocity Aerohead rim (from Craigslist)
– Front wheel is a Surly hub laced to a Velocity Aero rim
– Nitto/Velo Orange Montmarte bars, flipped and wrapped in Elkhide
– Bar end brake levers from Tektro
– Single Salsa interrupter lever on the left
– Brooks B-17 Champion that I have moved from bike to bike for about a year
– Velo Orange pedals
– MKS Clips with Leather wrapped toes
– Velo Orange Leather Straps
– Fyxation Session 700 Tires
– Woven steel brake cables from Velo Orange
All other parts are the same as when I received the bike. I had to wrap the shifter cable to the frame with waxed linen thread because the road bike obviously didn’t have the proper mounts to accommodate a 3 speed.
Riding this on the streets of Baltimore almost everyday.

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