May 102010


Here is my single speed made in the March ’09 Chromoly Brazing class. The frame turned out great, and rides better than I ever imagined. Built up with vintage components – mostly Campy NR/SR stuff I had “retired” 20 years ago. The only concession to current technology was the fitting of Speedplay pedals. My old Record Superleggara’s look cool, but it didn’t take long to remember what a pain (literally) clips and straps are. I couldn’t wait to build and ride it, so I gave the frame a “rattle can” paint job instead of sending it out to a pro. Two months and almost 400 miles in, it’s holding up real well. The final touch was the addition of a lugged stem I finished last week. It felt good to pick up the torch once again. Brazing the stainless was “fun” and finishing took forever, but I like the result. Next up, a single speed MTB for my daughter. After that, who knows? Thanks again to Ron, Gary, Nate and the rest of the guys at UBI.

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