Friday, December 22, 2006

Pretty Purple
This Classic Bianchi is not plum or burgundy it is straight purple. Geoff brought this to the shop today and we finished a quick fixie conversion for this classic Tange steel ride. Nothing looks better with purple than gold anodized rims, nice touch. It is off for another 20 years for this fine fixie. Enjoy the ride Geoff!

Friday, December 01, 2006

57cm Nishiki Cresta

In a similar design of a Matt Chester Utiliman or Surly Crosscheck, this Nishiki Cresta is the last of some fine fixed gear bicycles coming out of my shop this year.

  • Based on a Nishiki Cresta touring bike handcrafted by Kawamura with classic lugged construction
  • Tange Double Butted chrome-moly steel tubing
  • Suntour dropouts and fork ends
  • Flat crowned beauty with cantilever brakes
  • This is a frame designed to be ultrastable for the long haul and has enough BB drop to handle well off-road as well.
  • It is geared 40x16 with steel front chainring(no high torque flex)
  • New steel track cog
  • New chain with quick connector for easy cleaning
  • Compact crank 165mm(110 BCD)
  • UN72 cartridge bottom bracket with single chainring bolts
  • Sella San Marco perforated saddle
  • Dimensions are 57.5cm seat tube (center to top)
  • Identical length 57.5cm top tube (center to center)
  • Long chain stays
  • Wheels are 27 inch and in great condition
  • New GT2 27x 1 1/8 rubber
  • New brake cables and housing and bar wrap
  • Enjoy the pictures below, click to enlarge.