Here’s one we re-did to sell in the shop. She’s got new tubes/tires, new Brooks saddle, new VO bars, new Wald basket, vintage rear rack, new Dia Compe inverse brake levers with VO basket weave grips, all new cable/housing, new freewheel/chain. $450 and its yours.
This is an old Everton from Denmark, that we were commissioned to revamp. This belongs to Rob, who’s wife is the owner of the Schwinn in the previous post. Now they have a pair of classy around towners.
Here is a before shot of the condition of the bike when it was brought in-
Here’s a breakdown of the parts list-
• VO porteur front rack
• VO hammered fenders
• VO elk hide hand sewn grips
• Soma Lauterwasser bars
• Shimano 600 Arabesque shifters/derailleurs
• Schwalbe Durano tires
• MKS copper sylvan pedals
• Crane copper bell
• Brooks Flyer special saddle
So here is an old Schwinn that we re-did. This bike was Ashley’s ride from high school, check the before pic below.
This was a fun project.
Here’s another old Trek we re-did for Steven, that was giving this bike as a Christmas gift, to his wife Allison. His inspiration was Andi’s Trek that we built a few months back. Below us a pic of how it looked when it came to us originally.
We added a classic Wald rear rack, VO fenders, and put the Nantucket wicker panniers on for the photos. The VO city pedals finished off the new stuff on the build. All the other original parts received an overhaul and a bit of polishing.
I think it turned out really nice, it rode really well.
We transferred over all the stuff from her Moser pretty much. She went with the VO Montmartre bars and a NOS Pletscher front rack that clamps to the fork crown. She also added a VO bottle cage adapter mount to the bars, so she can ride with her coffee in an accessible place.
So I switched to bar end shifting on the Atala. I went with the Rivendell bar end shift pods. These worked out great for my old campy shifters. They’re made to work with a good bit of the old standard down tube shifters. I love the look of shifters on the downtube, but the convenience of bar end shifting is pretty nice.