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Vladistovok - My Winter Wheels

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Early 80s Raleigh Gran Sport

Stock, Chopped and Flopped



Stock, redished w/ suicide hub

Stock cranks, Shimano BB

Brooks B-17 (from my summer bike), Stock post


17x42 Drivetrain, Front and rear brakes, Michelin tires, SKS fenders

Garage sale bike that I've refitted to carry the winter load. Just finished a frame-up restore with plenty of wax and grease in all the critical spots.

Don't get too excited about the frame; it's a Japanese Raleigh. It's not from Woksop, and the frame is Hi-ten, not 531. Otherwise I'd be bike homicide to subject it to MN roadsalts.

Fixed drivetrain cuz it's more fun. Kept down costs by using the stock hub, adding a rear caliper. Hey, it's a winter bike! Safety safety.

Added new tires and fenders, then gave it a swiss-ski team look with the read/white handlebar combo. In all about $ 150 spent.

Old Man winter can now bring it...

Edit: Now with new riser bars, Lee Chi brake levers and matching white cables. The more upright riding position helps when the winter roads are acting pernicious.

People who friended this bike CONDENADO, awilliams53, solofe, vincent, Carabo, the fumingator, van, Tremdo

Rolling on 27s

Super clean, and a nice price tag too. Well done. Considering chopping and flopping the drops on my Raleigh conversion. SKS fenders are in the mail for me too!


Is Vladivostok the bike's name or its locale? Vlad is one hardy place to ride a bike and you'd need strong rims.

Ha! No, I live in Mpls.

Ha! No, I live in Mpls. Vlad is just the bike's name. Something about snow and the color red...

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