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Roberts (1982) custom made Columbus steel fixed gear

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Roberts custom Columbus steel in retro orange with Campag spearpoint lugs and Cinelli BB

Nitto flat/Nitto NJS

Custom Columbus steel fork in retro orange/Tange Prestige

Xero rim with Formula hub and Vittoria white tyre

Xero rim with Formula fixed/fixed hub 17t/18t and Vittoria white tyre

Sugino RD48 and Sugino BB

Brooks B17 in Honey brown with copper rails/Nitto 65

SPD 520/KMC 1/8

none required!

front brake DiaCompe caliper and Dirt Harry lever

48x17 or 48x18


I bought the bike off my window cleaner for £100. I sold off all the parts except the frame, fork and seat pin bolt to finance the build and used a bit of extra cash to get the paint job done along with cutting off all the braze ons and the rear mech hanger. I went for the retro orange colour as I always loved the 1970's/1980's Ford Capri and Granada Coupe in that classic colourway, and its fitting for the retro build. The white tyres just look perfect! Its custom built Columbus steel by Chas Roberts of Roberts Cycles in Croydon. Finish is superb and amazingly light for steel. I am mainly using around town and for my daily commute of 16 miles a day. I love it!

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