This recovering of a San Marco Rolls in Navy was for Southside Bikes in navy blue. A little bit of stitch detail to to bring out the signature and a matching set of stitched leather grips on the Soma El Toro bars.
Did the Easey Street Swap meet this morning so I could meet some of the folk who regularly check up on my work through the blog. Great to meet everyone and put a face to the name with some. Shame about the weather, it could have been a maginficent event. Most persevered for a few hours but were eventually chased away by the cold, windy and wet weather. Two new saddles only to add to my collection of bases.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Here are some more pictures of the RIH itself, not so much the activity of finishing off the assembly on Wednesday night. This time we have the detail of the Rolls Due and you might vaguely be able to see the busyman toe straps.
Posted by Busyman at 15:10
Saturday, August 1, 2009
After about four months we've finally completed Ged's new fixie. I picked the frame up at Tour de Ville in London's North East back in April, complete with Campy headset and Shimano bottom bracket. It's an old Dutch frame made by a small Amsterdam establishment called RIH. Tubing is Reynolds 531 and the fork has a really nice double crown, un-drilled with chrome detailing. Decals seem almost hand painted and the stamp on the head tube would suggest the frame was made in 1979. Sourced NOS Campy Record Pista crankset from the US, Record Pista bottom bracket from a friend, seat post from the box of parts Thuy picked up at a garage sale for $10. Wheels built by Shifter Bikes using high polish Velocity B43 rims, record hubs and fine bladed spokes. Rims polished by Fyxomatosis to match their highly acclaimed chain ring. Saddle is a re-covered San Marco Rolls Due by yours truly along with the natural leather straps you can see me stitching together here. Nice stuff Ged, already turning heads in the streets of Melbourne. Hopefully some nice detail images of the whole bike coming soon.
Posted by Busyman at 12:16