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Crescent 309 Competition

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Crescent 62 cm C-C, from the early or mid eighties I guess.

Biltema Comfort handlebars, Sakae stem.

Original but modified fork: re-raked to shorten trail. Hatta headset.

Wheel from an old DBS citybike. On the picture a 32 mm studded winter tire.

Wheel from an old DBS citybike. On the picture a 32 mm studded winter tire.

Hatta cup and cone BB.

Brooks B17 saddle.

Sakae pedals with reflectors

XTR back derailer, Suntour in front. Suntour frame mounted shifters.

Squeaking drum brakes and some old MTB levers.

Steel chain rings.

Very steep head tube angel, slightly less than 75 degrees. I modified the rake to about 45 mm if I remember correctly, to achieve a trail of about 38-40 mm. I wanted this to make it handle better with a heavy front load. The front rack is made by me and modeled after old French "porteur" racks. I added the big orange basket just to be able to carry things without needing to strap them down. It's a little bit to big, but it still works fine. I really don't like the pink color on the bike, but then again, I'm not bothered enough to repaint it. Well, maybe some day...

People who friended this bike Pirate_D, van, axe_somebody, sibkis, per.k, vqstaphbeard

nice snow plow

nice snow plow

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