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Legnano frame

Acquired this Legnano frame. It has Ishiwata tubing. We’ll be building it out as a really nice single-speed conversion. Feel free to contact Simplicity Bike if you’d like to have a custom build.

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Sold: Freespirit Response

Sold this women’s road bike recently. Converted to single-speed and with just a rear brake. Simplicity is the selling point. Taking all that extra stuff off the bike also makes it lighter.

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Sold: Schwinn Woodlands

Just sold this Schwinn Woodlands bike. Not a road bike, but a “mountain” bike with 26″ wheels. Even so, it was converted to a very simple single-speed configuration. Another happy customer.

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Recommended: The Rider

I’m reading The Rider by Tim Krabbé. The cycling classic published in 1978, is an account of one of the author’s races. It will reward the cycling enthusiast with amazing detail and insight to the sport of bicycle road racing. Here  is an example: “Jacques Anquetil, five-time winner of the…

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Sold: Peugeot Vintage Single-Speed

Just sold this beautiful, vintage Peugeot road bike. It had its original paint and decals in very good condition. Besides the single-speed conversion, we added some nice aluminum 700c wheels and new tires. This was a 64cm frame, the largest we’ve had in inventory. A tall gentleman from the east…

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Product Review: Meet Locks

Simplicity Bike’s first product review is Meet Locks’s 700×23 road bike inner-tubes. We tested a 4-pack. The price was lower than almost any other tube available online. However, one by one, the tubes failed. We tried them in several different wheel/tire applications. They just split when inflated. We recommend that…

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