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Lightweight commuter / leisure bike..

Last year I built a very lightweight road bike with simple gearing and low cost components for winter use.
This concept was highly successful. I now offer for sale an uprated version of this bike for all season use.
See pic links below -- my personal bike and demonstrator.
This bike looks great in both black anodised finish or polished alloy and weighs only 21 lbs, thanks to the lightweight alloy race frame and carbon fork.
Wheels are my own built road wheels with Ritchey rims and double butted stainless steel spokes, fitted with Michilin Orium 700 x 23c tyres.
Gearing is simple and lightweight - 8 speed cassette (11 - 30) with a 46 tooth single chainring (44 and 38 tooth also available).
Gearshifter is a SRAM 8 speed pushbutton type or 8 speed twistgrip, or optional Shimano 8 speed STI shifters.

Result is my favourite ever bike, fast, smooth, quiet running, wonderfully lightweight and responsive.
Cost 350.
Ring me anytime to arrange a test ride -- you will be amazed by the lightness and responsivness of this bike.

Click on picture links below.

New Lightweight Leisure / Commuter bike. Side View.

Front view.

Front view of handlebar -ignore non standard gearshifter and grips.

Bottom Bracket area weld detail.

Rear gear view.

View of crank.

Handlebar view. (trigger shifter not shown)

Front wheel.

Polished alloy version - unfinished pic.

Home built 700 road wheels available for this bike



The basic spec is as follows

FRAME---------- 7005 black anodised or polished aluminium road frame 52, 55, 58, 61 cm with semi integrated headset.
FORK---------- Carbon composite ( love the lightness - and it wont corrode)
REAR GEARS---------- 8 speed cassette
CHAINRING---------- Single 46 tooth chainring 44 tooth and 38 tooth optional - no front mech.
WHEELS ---------- Own build road wheels (Ritchey rims stainless spokes) fitted with Michilin Orium 700 x 23c tyres.
BRAKES ---------- Sora or Tiagra road arches.
BOTTOM BRACKET BEARING---------- Shimano UN26 or similar-- Winter prepared *
PEDALS ---------- Lightweight alloy, or clipless or BMX platforms - winter prepared **
H/BAR ---------- Outland 31.8 mm alloy flat handlebar with bar ends on an 1 1/8 alloy Ahead 4 bolt stem - 25.4 alloy handlebar with high rise stem optional.
SADDLE---------- Sports saddle on alloy seatpost.
ACCESSORIES---------- SMART 3 Super briht LED front light with SMART 3 led rear light. Mountain bike style mudguards.
MISC---------- Stainless steel cables brake and gear..

Footnotes

* Winter preparation of bottom bracket bearing - I always grease the BB shaft and crank location cone. This prevents rust erosion of the grease seal which would limit the bearing life to a few months. Thus prepared the BB bearing will last many winters and the chainring will always be easily removable.

** I add extra grease to the pedal bearings, otherwise they will last only one season, same applies for wheel bearings.