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Custom Leisure / Commuter / Light alloy bikes

Almost all customers for adult bikes are buying bicycles for fitness purposes or for commuting and will not be using them for true off road cycling.

Run of the mill mountain bikes are not ideal for such use - they are often heavy and have high levels of rolling resistence due to the wide knobbly off road tyres.

Suspension bikes have in addition to extra weight, the disadvantage of suspension movement during pedalling, which can sap energy, especially during hill climbing.

For several months now I have been fitting narrow slick tyres to all my mountain bikes sold to adults.-- A test run on such a bike always convinces.

In order to provide an ideal solution. I now build a series of three custom designed bike types as shown below.

In addition to these types, I now build drop bar road bikes and off road bikes also.

If you are interested in any of these bikes please contact me for a closer look.

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1. Alloy frame MTB based leisure / commuter - A Custom designed alloy frame MTB bike with full alloy components as follows.

SPEC:

Alloy - MTB frame (B1 Stellis), handlebar, seatpost, (bar ends- optional)
26 in alloy quick release wheels.
Twistgrip (18 spd) or 21 spd STI gear changers optional
Lightweight flat alloy pedals (shown) or Alloy BMX style pedals optional.
Cartridge bottom bracket bearing.
Narrow slick tyres 1.5 in Raleigh Streetwise.
Trekking saddle shown or Sports saddle optional.

Size options 43cm (17 in), 48 cm (19 in), 53 cm ( 21 in).

These modifications produce a very lightweight, free-running cycle, enhancing rideability.

This bike is absolutely ideal for fitness riding on road or cycle path or commuting.

This particular bike is the 43 cm (17 in) size built for minimum weight - ideal for a medium sized man.

This option price 180.

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2. Racing frame based fast road bike.

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3. MTB based leisure / commuter - A brand new low cost bike with following upgrades to optimise ease of riding and durabiity. See pics below.

SPEC:

BASIS ---A brand new low cost rigid framed bicycle - The Atlanta mens bike or the Figaro ladies bike from the Triumph range - see NEW BIKE RANGE link. See also pics below.

MODIFICATIONS - Slick 1.5 in Street tyres, Alloy BMX pedals, Cartridge Bottom Bracket bearing fitted. Rear gear freewheel grease packed to prevent water ingress.

OPTIONAL MODIFICATIONS - Alloy handlebar, alloy bar ends, alloy seatpost .

These modifications produce a bicycle which is much more pleasant and easy to ride on the road or pathways than a standard mountain bike.



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Triumph Atlanta based leisure / commuter bike -- Price 110



SPECIFICATION

Frame - Brand New Triumph Atlanta MTB 20 in.

Wheels - 26 in alloy fitted with 1.5 in slick tyres.

Pedals - Excellent quality alloy MTB platform pedals with replaceable pins.

Bottom Bracket bearing - Sealed cartridge type.

Rear gear freewheel grease packed to prevent water ingress.

Gears - SRAM twistgrip 18 gears. Shimano front / rear mechs, Shimano freewheel and relaxed chainring gearing 24 / 34 / 42.

Brakes - V brakes

General - Good quality comfy seat.

Optional extras - Raleigh clip on trekking mudguards 5, LED lights 6, alloy seatpost 7, alloy handlebar 9,
alloy bar ends 7.

Closeup of pedals

Closeup pic of MTB pedals and tyres