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raleigh 63 cm road frame

flipped cruiser, long sr, custom leather wrap

stock fork for 27 inch tires, tange headset

26 inch with 1.5 metro commuter slicks

26 inch with 1.5 metro commuter slicks

sugino road 170, stock raleigh

recovered cruiser saddle from parts bin and tool pouch made from same leather as bar wrap

pedals from raleigh 3 speed roadster with stamped heron, double lenght track chain

front 44 Sugino road, big freewheel back is 22 tooth dicta, small is 16 tooth claws, tensioner and mount hand made.

I found this huge raliegh that was pretty beat up, repainted it, converted it to 26 inch wheels to make it ridable then started from some drawings in a bike history book. back pedal is 49 inches and forward is 68.

People who friended this bike latron, ProjectChud, c-v-tich, theflyingdutchman, Pirate_D, Wes, bio9, saccade, Jbherlihy

That's pretty amazing. I

That's pretty amazing. I love seeing people doing cool things like this, especially in hand-making the parts and things.

Keep this up!


Do you ever graze your pedals?

It definatly has an antique look with the archaic mechanics and the smaller wheels

i don't hit the pedals as

i don't hit the pedals as much as i would have thought when i first started doing these types of conversions. you do have to be aware of corners however and clips would probably not last long with the clearance of the 170mm cranks.


I am confused. Can you explain to me how that system works?

mostly magic !

two independent freewheels, one is engaged and one freewheels depending on the direction of pedaling, both directions of pedaling result in forward movement just in a different gear, it takes a little while to wrap your head around it but follow the chain from the top of each rear sprocket and where it meets the front chainring indicates which direction you have to pedal to engage it. look for it on youtube for a visual reference(retro direct) i should have a video up soon but there are a few other bikes on there already.

great thing

ha ha ha, reinventing the wheel

great idea!

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