Bikes…. I have had a few over the years. Well nearly 70 (Bike History) which shows I have some kind of bicycle affliction that probably needs treatment.Some i bought, some i put together and every once in a while i build one from scratch.
My Last full frame build was:
Mk1 Breezer replica.
Hand made frame, using Columbus Gara and SLX tubing. The rear drop out is a modified Campagnolo track drop out. the fork crown is a Home designed CNC job to match the original. the rest of the frame is made by hand, using SIF 101 braising rod for the fillets. Finished in period kit. I entered I to the www.retrobike.co.uk bike of the month and came second.
Spec as follows:
Headset: tange falcon
Brake Pads: mafac leather
Brake Cables: jagwire
Cantilever cable hangers: mafac
Brake Levers:Magura moto
Shifters: Suntour mighty
Front Derailleur: Shimano 600
Rear Derailleur:Shimano 600
Cranks: TA 170
Bottom Bracket:Xt + Custom axle
Hub Skewers:Campag front
Hubs: Phil wood
Saddle: Brooks b72
Seatpost Binder: Suntour (campag copy)
The forks were designed on Autodesk Inventor Pro and the files send to my local CNC shop “Atech” where Adrian cut them out of a huge chunk of en24 (Cromolly). I got them back and they fitted the steerer and reynolds fork legs easily. Brazed them in with SIF 101 . the fork dropouts were Campagnolo road one where is have shaved of the carrier bosses.
The frame build was a bit tricky as you normally build the front triangle then the rear but this build needed the cross beams put on half way through the build: