Monthly Archives: June 2012
There’s an amazing Chas Roberts audax/fast tourer on ebay at the moment, beautiful bike.
Can’t wait for the book to come out!
EDIT: I’ve placed my order, you can too, pre-order from Push Projects
The Roberts with the f+r mechs mounted and the campag aero seatpost on, the groupset from my previous post will be fitted in due course, but not till at least the forks have been bought.
And here’s a bonus pic of 4/5ths of my family’s Roberts collection!
Have just finished an overhaul of the cockpit on my fixed, thanks to the ever helpful Lookmumnohands, who kindly found a new fork when the one I’d supplied didn’t have enough steerer.
Started like this, with the original undrilled track forks, airwings and a cheapo stem.
Finished up like this, with new drilled forks, a 3T pro chrome stem, Deda Piega bars, Shimano slx levers, and a 105 calliper.
Still needs a new seatpost – one with a clamp that works and stays put…
I popped down to the Vulpine.cc Cycling Fete in Balham this afternoon. There were stands from Tokyo Fixed Gear, The 5th Floor, LMNH, Feather Cycles, Donhou Bicycles, Demon Frameworks, Racer Rosa and others. Was great to see the likes of Feather, Donhou and Demon’s bikes in the flesh, some really beautiful bikes.
Tokyo Fixed Gear
I also picked up a new TFG cap, as well as a “5th Floor X BigXTop” media pouch, which is now on the strap of my rucksack.
Yet another epic from Rapha.