Wednesday, January 6, 2010

This is how we do it... Happy New Year, Happy New Bike

This is how we do it (not like Montell Jordan).

Andrew's wife's build is the White & Celeste.

Build sheet includes:
  • Original Apollo Mixte frame (Tange Chromo), prepped with cable stops removed, powdercoated gloss white
  • Original Apollo fork (Tange Chromo), rechromed
  • Original headset
  • Original stem & bars, polished (by Andrew!)
  • Radial front, 3x rear Celeste Deep-Vs on IRO hubs, Sapim Spokes
  • Polished Shimano 600 cranks, 42T chainring
  • Shimano 18T freewheel, KMC 710SL chain
  • Tektro levers, Tektro R556 long reach calipers, white housings
  • Kenda Kwick 700x30 tyres
  • MKS pedals, Selle Royale ladies saddle
  • 1 part TLC from Rewind Cycle
It rides beautifully, and is smooth and quiet. The Lugged frame and fork are very pretty, and with the current build retains some traditional character while ensuring 'new parts' reliability. Hope Bec enjoys riding it as much as RWC did building it!

Couldn't help taking some pictures of the Apollo with it's sister bike Peugeot.

When are we going riding?

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