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Chas Roberts track bike

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1980s Chas Roberts track frame, lugged Reynolds 531, handbuilt in London

Nitto 125 steel bars, vintage Cinelli track stem (now 3ttt Pista bars and 3ttt Pro Titanium stem)

Chas Roberts 531 fork, Campagnolo Pista headset

Miche Primato track hub, Velocity Aerohead rim

Miche Primato track hub, Velocity Aerohead rim

165mm Miche Primato cranks, Campagnolo Pista bottom bracket

Brooks Professional saddle, Campagnolo C-Record seatpost

Dura Ace pedals, half-link chain


Chas Roberts is one of the last of the old school master builders in London. As befitting a builder with such track heritage, this bike rides like a laserbeam, fast and straight. I feel like I'm perched on top of a scalpel, surgically carving my way through London's streets with barely any effort at all.

The frame was from eBay and I built it up with bits and bobs from here and there. Thanks to Brick Lane Bikes and Cycle Surgery in Camden for advice and various parts.

Note: purple rims will make you go faster.

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Very nice. Personally, I'd rather see classic wheels to go with the frame, stem, and saddle. Would be epic with some vintage tubulars, but lose some of the wow factor for the Fixed Gear contingent. But besides that, what a nice ride you have there. Excellent. Know you're enjoying it. Love the moss backdrop, too!



I was lucky enough to be in a club that had a deal with Chas in the early 80s (VC D'Or Pennygate) - brilliant frames and a great bloke to sit and have a yarn with...

Good to see that his classics are still being ridden hard...



c r bomber

just rite.

c-rec seatpost + cinelli

c-rec seatpost + cinelli bolt-top stem = utmost classiness.

i love your bike. NICE!

i love your bike. NICE!


Just got mine finished - see my profile for pics.

Yours looks ace!


how dare you ruin the bike with those gay rims and tapeless bars.



I'm sure the bike is completely unsalvageable after those rims got put on it. Totaled. Maybe you can sue the owner for violations of your retro-grouch rulebook.

I was gonna mention how stupid you sound for calling bike parts 'gay', but I think you did that for me.

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