Gallery: Steve’s Town Bike Project

Steve's Bike
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Steve's Bike
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This is my beloved townie that sits behind my desk at work and ventures out on a daily basis to fetch lunch, groceries and general duties. Like most things it’s still a work in progress and I plan to tidy it up a bit more over time. The frame is an ex local postal service unit that I purchased from a market and that’s where the project started. I had the frame powder coated by a local cycling friend who owns the business and understands how to get a high quality finish. It’s truly an outstanding job. The stem, bars, chain guard, stand and rack are all sourced from Velo Orange. Seat pole is a generic BMX post as I struggled to source a good quality 25.4mm unit at the time. Saddle is Brooks and cranks are Shimano 600s. Wheels are generics I picked up cheap and the basket is from the local office supplies store spray painted black. Finally the fenders are second hand units I sprayed myself. I knocked the whole thing together but over time it will evolve. Someone at work asked me if I was going to grab a bottle of red wine and a breadstick! I guess that sums it up.

Steve O’Brien
Melbourne, Australia

 
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