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Paul's 10-speed '72 Stow-Away

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High-performance folder
This was built for a friend. He's used to very nice quality custom road bikes, and wanted something with good performance that could easily be stowed in the boot (trunk) of his car - and taken on trains and buses. A decent range of gearing was requested, as well as achieving his correct riding position exactly. We also decided that retaining as much original finish as possible would make the bike more interesting, and would retain it's character and identity. The frame is from '72, but the fork is the later (post-'78) type - also in original Space Blue finish. The advantage of the later fork is more slender blades - and proper mudguard eyelets. The fork offset has been reduced by 15 mm to increase trail and therefore improve steering stability.
Posted by davepalk on August 14, 2017 Full Size|

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2 Comments

Reply Ikara Oz
3:02 AM on February 3, 2018 
l know it's not always about the 'money'____but its 'always' about the money!
What l see here is the 'Bike Friday' Pro or similar____wonder what the 'money' difference might be, with these 'two' in a real world scenario! :)
Reply melofelo
4:36 PM on August 14, 2017 
top notch work Dave. It looks Superb! Hope he enjoys it.