Archive | August, 2011

Fuji Royale Single Speed 53cm

27 Aug

New build of an old classic; this is 53cm 80’s Fuji “Royale”.  She is the original grey color with gold lettering.  The bike has been stripped and all parts replaced accept for the brakes which is a decent pair of older Diacompes with new Kool Stop pads.  Head set is a rock solid silver Chris King 1′ threaded to a System 110mm stem and a pair of Answer riser bars.  Brake pulls are new silver Shimano and the wire is black Jagwire.  Wheel set has been built up with silver Ambrosio hubs laced to a pair of Mach 1 CFX rims with stainless spokes, pretty sweet, and brand spankin’ new!  The rubber is a new set of Michelin City 700 x 28.  This baby is powered by an older set of Japanese Signature 170 cranks, with a 42t chain ring and a new ACS 16t freewheel, the rear hub does have threads for fixed but no cog or lock ring is included.

Miyata Single Speed 58cm

27 Aug

Fresh build with a fresh gun metal black powder coat. This is a sweet frame from the 80’s, Japanese built Miyata it is 58cm and is all cromo, powered by a pair of 170 suigino mp cranks, spinning on a new Shimano BB UN54 with a 42t chain ring and a new shimano 16t freewheel, chain is new KMZ.  Older shimano brakes with new soma levers and new jagwire cables.  Wheels are araya 27 x 1 1/4 and the rear hub is suzue flip/flop and can be set up as a fixed gear.

Mizutani Seraph 58cm

27 Aug

This was the bike that set gmancycles in motion.

Bought the bike for around $100, stripped it and had it powder coated at a local shop here in Tigard. I built this thing up pretty quick, rode it for a few months and sold it, on to the next.

Fresh build of a 70’s Mizutani Seraph, she has been stripped, dipped and powder coated orange.  She is all steel and has been nicknamed Orange “Krush”.  Here is a list of parts that was used to put this urban assault bicycle onto the streets again.  Wheels are black XRP Vuelta hubs laced to black Alex 700c rims with chrome spokes, the rear hub is flip/flop with free wheel and fixed gear threads, rubber is Ritchey Speed Max 700 x 32.  She is powered by a pair of black Suigino 172.5 cranks with black 42 tooth chain ring and black bash guard.  The drive train spins on a brand new Tange sealed bearing BB 68×110 and a new Shimano 16t freewheel with a beefy KMZ chain.  Head set is a brand new Ritchey Logic threaded to a Zoom stem with an attached Guizzo 110mm and attached to that is a sweet pair of Nitto bullhorns wrapped with new black Salsa bar tape.  This baby will stop on a dime with new Soma cross top pulls, new Jagwire cables hooked up to a pair of new silver long reach Tektro R556 brakes.  Simple Kalloy seat post and seat, and simple black Forte pedals.  Love this ride, and would keep but the mission is to rid the garages and basements of decent bikes and make the Great urban assault bikes!  Size is 58cm

Favorite Bike

26 Aug

sweet french ride