Monday, December 29, 2008

Double Yellow

This is new build from Brazen Cycleworks featuring great riding classic lugged steel road bike converted to a fixed gear.


Classic 80s geometry Taiwanese craftsmanship with brazed lugs.

Campagnolo Campy crankset 170mm cranks and adjustable chainline bottom bracket from Miche.

New Color from 1-Off Powder Coating in Gilbert, Dark Blue metallic flake, awesome in the sun.

Frame cleaned of excess braze-ons by 1-Off Powder Coating, super clean.
52x17 gearing you will get around very fast and looks great.

KMC 1/8" Track Chain in Yellow
Straight bars with OURY grips.

New Continental Ultra Sport tires to match the Track wheelset with Fixed/Free configuration with Track nuts all around.












Saturday, December 27, 2008

All things change but some take you back

Here is my personal ride with a yellow makeover. The color reminded me of my first bike I got for a birthday present as a kid, as well as my first BMX bike. Roots we all have them. 20 inch>BMX>MTB>Triathlon>Road> (Fixed>Single Speed MTB>Road)

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Flat bar road bikes are not my thing. But I try to have an open mind and accept those who do like them. This is a bike I built with a 1-Off Powder Coat on a Schwinn Le Tour III. Enjoy.

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If you are in to keeping tabs on what is happening right now. The check out my Twitter feed- Brazen_Bikes.
I'm still building Fixed Gear Bikes

Below is my latest collaboration with my brother-in-law at 1-Off Powder Coating. We share a similar vision of getting bikes back on the road. It used to be that I would never change the original paint on bikes I built. The negatives were the environmental impact, time, effort and results that could be acheived with paint. Dale at 1-Off Powder Coating changed all of that. Powder Coating is environmentally friendly, can be done quickly for single color jobs, requires blasting prep but yields a hard and durable finish that looks simply amazing. Check out this gallery of just a small portion of his work.

Well this bike is somewhere between Orange Crush and Eddy Merckx Molteni Orange, the power color is called poppy orange.

Large Taiwanese double butted and lugged steel frame and fork
All Aluminum crank, chainring, bar, post and stem
Shimano 130 BCD crank with 170mm arms with Stronglight Chainring
Geared for speed 56x17, equivalent to 49x15 but looks much cooler
Custom Brazen Cycleworks track wheelset
  • Velocity Aero rims, not as tall as Deep Vs with rounded profile, much lighter still plenty durable
  • Sapim 14G Leader spokes in black
  • Sapim Polyax black brass nipples
  • Custom 2 cross lacing on front and 3 cross lacing on rear
  • Fixed/Fixed Formula rear hub


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