One of our customers recently sent us photos from a project that he had just completed, and we wanted to share it with the rest of you!
He told us that he started out with a Gazelle Champion Mondial frame (made with Reynolds famous 531 tubing) from 1985. He wanted to make the bike into something unique and special so he removed the cable guides and braze-ons that he wouldn't need for the completed bike, and sanded it down for repainting. After painting the bike what he calls bridge tablecloth green, he cut out a 24 carat gold leaf head badge and accents to complete the look.
Parts-wise, we helped him get one of the last Paul Components cranksets and one of their chainrings to go with it, as well as a Phil Wood bottom bracket and hubset. The Paul Components chainring ties in with the bike's theme nicely, and we're happy to have been able to supply him with the pieces he needed to get his vision rolling.
Do you have a bike that you'd like to turn into something special? We love helping riders build their dream bikes no matter what form those dreams take, so let us know what you're looking to build.
It's also really rewarding for us to see the final results, so don't hesitate to send us photos of your bikes once they're finished!
This week's wheel build of the week is another stunning pair of Gold Chris King R45D hubs laced to ENVE Foundation 45 rims.
Made in the same Utah facility as ENVE's top of the line SES rims, these Foundation 45's (and the deeper Foundation 65's) represent one of the best value, USA made rims available sharing much of the same technology as ENVE's more expensive rims.
To give you a better idea of some specific products we have in stock that might be difficult to find deep within our site, we'll be updating this blog post each week with an overview of some in-stock products you might have missed.
If you're looking for something not listed here or have queries on any other product just ask our team!