Thanks goes to Ben for the frame, wheels, and fork.
Build is as follows:
Frame: Unknown make. Based on a few details such as the Esge brake bridge and the seatpost diameter, I’m guessing mid ‘70s European made (Germany or Austria) department store bike (Free Spirit was a common example). Tubing is likely gas-pipe.
Frame cold set to 126 mm spacing
Wheels: Front is a Richey, rear is a Campy rim with unknown hub
Crankset: Old Raleigh in a spinneriffic 170 mm length; 42t chainring
Cog: 16t cheap BMX cog (need to get a 14t)
Brakes: Shimano 600
Homemade drop hanger for the rear brake. Front brake adjustment slots lengthened to get the pads low enough (only needed ~2mm on the front)
Levers: Old skool Weinmann – new Cane Creek hoods trimmed to fit
Tires: Cheep Serfas 700x25. I think there may be a TPI or 2 somewhere in them ;)
Tape: Bontrager (my first crack at taping road bars)
Saddle: Selle Italia (Ti rails even – it spent a couple seasons on the Q)
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