Lotus “Classique” Single Speed 57cm

4 Dec

Here is a brand new build/conversion of a ’82 Lotus “Classique”.  The frame is 57 cm and was built in Japan using Ishiwata steel, fork is a black and the frame is a very cool shade of rose’ with nice steel lugs and thick horizontal dropouts.  Not a super rare frame but definitely not common, the top of the forks have a very detailed stamp of the lotus flower.  She is built up with a Shimano 105 headset, black Nitto stem, chopped and flopped bars with new thick n zesty bar tape and new pair of Cane Creek Crosstop brake pulls that are cabled to a pair of beautiful old school Diacompes that are competition grade (NGC 400 with 39-49mm reach). Sweet and period appropriate for the frame.  The drive train consists of a Superbe BB, Sugino 170mm GP crank set, specialized 46t chain ring, MKS track pedals w/chrome cages, KMZ chain and Shimano 16t freewheel and 14t fixed cog w/lockring.  The whole bike spins on a pair of wide flange Dimension hubs laced to a pair of medium V no name rims with stainless spokes with Kenda 700cX23 tires, the wheel set has not been ridden, YET!  One is able to sit on a leather Selle Flite with titanium rails and a fluted Laprade seat post, ummm yummy!

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