woodward cyclery

Category: custom builds

An Old Friend-

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So I’ve been meaning to post this one up for a minute. This is my old KHS pursuit frame. This was the first real track bike I ever bought. I picked this thing up back in 2001 at APB (rip). It’s been through hell. It served me nobely through 10 years of being a messenger. She’s been t-boned, doored, layed down, popped up and off thousands of curbs, basically put through the ringer, and will not die. This truly is a great frame. Sure you can see the dings (some would say war wounds), but those add character.
So basically, I traded this frame, a couple of years ago, to a friend of mine for another track frame. It’s gone through a few owners, all luckily local, and fortunately made its way back to me. I bit the bullet and controversially had it powder coated black. I initially really wanted to restore it to its original “firefly” orange factory paint. But after I got it back from the painter’s, I feel pretty good about the black.

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The drivetrain is old Campy pista cranks w/ a Sugino ring, and GR9’s with Toshi Doubles. Campy record track hubs laced to old Mavic CXP14 rims.

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Steering is an old 3T stem with vintage North Road bars, wrapped with Brooks leather tape. Check out the old American Classic headset.

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Finished it off with a Brooks Swallow saddle mounted to a Campy aero seat post, and Detroit Cargo saddle bag.

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I’m really happy with this build, and to have the KHS back in the stable. It still rides great! I’ve gotten pretty sentimental about this bike, now that it’s back, and don’t think I’ll ever part with it.
-J

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Andi’s Nishiki SS

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So here’s another addition to Andi’s stable. This one utilizes a good bit of parts that were left over from her other builds. Initially the goal was a beater single speed, for quick around town errands. As it moved along the build up process, decisions were made, items were added, and the “beater” idea was inevitably scrapped. The bike turned out real nice, and is really fun to ride. Even though it looks like is has some sophisticated stuff, one can still just hop on it and go.

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We were able to use her old sugino Maxy cranks, with her old Campy pedals. That’s the Velo Orange Grand Cru chainguard on it. I really like the finished look of those once they’re installed.

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We decided on Woody’s fenders out of Oregon to match up nicely with the saddle and bags combination. The fenders required just a bit of notching out to fit the frame/brakes. But they really look nice on there. The bags are Detroit Cargo in the front, Walnut bag in rear.
Other specs –
• Soma Sparrow bars
• Brooks saddle and grips
• Old Campy wheelset

Rob’s Everton –

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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-

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After decisions were made, and the work was completed, here is the finished product-

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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

Ashley’s Schwinn

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So here is an old Schwinn that we re-did. This bike was Ashley’s ride from high school, check the before pic below.

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Her husband wanted to give her a surprise valentines day gift. So he asked us if we could class it up a bit, and give it a fresh start.
So here’s the finished product.

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-quick overview
• new paint job • new wheelset/panaracer tires • new sparrow bars • dia compe bar end shifting • brooks saddle • VO sew on elk hide bar wrap • VO fenders • VO pedals

This was a fun project.

Allison’s Trek-

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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.

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It was already pretty cool looking in my opinion.
Nevertheless, it got a new paint job, and a mix of new and original parts.

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First off was a new Ladies team pro Brooks saddle. We opted for the gran compe ratcheting bar end shifters, with the Velo Orange sew on elk-hide grips.
Also, Velo-Orange city levers.

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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.

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Sarah’s Concorde-

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Finally getting around to posting Sarah’s Concorde step-thru. I got this frame quite a while ago and just never built it up until a few weeks ago.

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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.

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This turned out to be a super cute little bike.
Oh yea, her old Moser frame/fork is for sale if anyone’s interested.

Andi’s Revamped Trek-

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This is one of my favorite builds we’ve done so far. This was an old Trek frame/fork we had powder coated. We put a Campy Gran Sport drivetrain on it.

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Brooks saddle, Nigel Smythe and OYB bags, VO sew on leather grips, bars, and stem.

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I relaced the old Campy hubs to some new VO PBP rims and put the Panaracer Pasela Whites in 28 on it. VO fenders and Gran Compe center pulls finish this one off.

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Thanks Andi for letting us build this one up.

Vintage Peugoet-

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So here’s a nice little Peugeot that we fixed up. We re-ran new cable/housing, added a new Brooks, new tires/tubes, new pedals, bars/levers, and did some light polishing. It turned out nice. It’s a fun little bike-$399.

Latest Build SOLD

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This is an adorable little Peugeout we built up for a customer of ours named Jen.

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First off we kept the original Atax stem, the original Stronglight cranks, and the original Pletscher rear rack. We added new 700c wheels and tires. A NOS Pletscher front rack. New Tektro extra long reach brakes. VO bars, with Dia-Compe inverse levers and grips.

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We found these great little wood fenders for it and dressed it up with a nice little wicker picnic setup on the rear.

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I like the old style double kickstand as well.

A new build and a new project-

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So 1st up is Chloe’s new Soma Rush. I thought this turned out real classy. I’ll try and get some better pics soon, but the parts breakdown is as follows- Profile hubs/Velocity aero rims, VO headset and bb, Nitto stem, Soma Major Taylor bars, Soma hellyr cranks, MKS sylvan pedals, I believe that was a Concor saddle.

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Next up is an upcoming project. I scored this Concorde ladies’ frame and will be building it up for the wife. More pics to follow as we move further along on the build.