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Bianchi “Volpe” Cross Commuter

5 Dec

52cm Bianchi Volpe in sparkly forest green with silver grey decals, tubes are the Bianchi double butted Lite Steel exclusive and the forks are Cromoly. There are 3 pairs of braze ons on the forks, 1 pair mid way down the fork blades and 2 pairs on the fork tips. On the rear drops there is a pair and a pair on the upper part of the seat stay. Room for 3 water bottles and a metal tab for a pump under the top tube. Frame set has plenty of options for racks and fenders for commuting or long hauling. Great looking frame set that is ding free and only has a couple of paints chips in the usual spots. Below is a detailed list of the components used to build this bomber ride up!

Wheelset is a brand new pair of Mavic CXP rims laced to a pair of Formula hubs anodized grey, front is 24h and rear is 28h, stainless spokes, matching skewers and new rim strips, tubes and tires, Ritchey Speed Max Pro cross tires 700×32.

Drive train is a complete Shimano 600 Tri-color 8 speed double, cranks, front der and rear der with new Sram 12t-26t cassette and a newer Shimano HG narrow chain. Cranks are 53t/38t and are 172.5 in length with new Shimano sealed BB. Shifters are a sweet pair of Shimano 6400 STI’s that have been rebuilt and repacked with new Lithium grease for clean crisp shifting for years to come.

Brake set is a pair of Shimano Deore XT cantis with new Swiss Stop pads, stops on a dime.

Other parts include standard Tange headset that has been freshly packed 1 inch, 1 to 1 1/8 stem converter with Bontrager stem and Bontrager drop road handle bars, Terry Fly saddle, 26.8 seat post, new bar tape and brand new cables and housing.

The first reincarnation of this bike was with the flat bars and a set of old school Suntour top bar shifters that are so so sweet, it also had the matching brake pulls. No one was interested in the bike with that set up so I switched her over to drop bars and STI’s and she flew out the door.



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