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Is your bike the right size?

Image: BBC.com As much as I want to sell bikes, I have absolutely no hesitation in telling a customer that a bike is totally wrong for them. Recently a particular bike in my shop (21″ seat tube), had attracted two potential buyers. When each one came to look at it,…

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Bullhorn Handlebars

Cyclists like bullhorn handlebars for the appearance, simplicity, and aggressiveness. Especially popular on the”fixie” configuration because is transfers the rider’s weight forward, lightening rear wheel. This helps when making a “skid-stop.” You’ll see a lot of urban bikes with bullhorns, like the ones on the bike we just sold, pictured…

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Metal

Steel is great. It is flexible, providing road-feel. And it is strong. But, it is prone to rust. At Simplicity Bike we prefer any exposed steel to be stainless steel. Our restored steel frames are stripped to bare metal and given two coats of primer and two coats of finish…

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Details

Slotted Dropouts – These are very important and one of the main reasons that vintage bikes are more suited for conversion to single-speed configuration. The “slot” make is possible to adjust the tightness of the chain. Modern road bike using derailleurs just have a vertical notch. Crank Arms– This is…

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Standards & Practices

Salvaging and restoring vintage road bikes is our only business We offer only single-speed or fixie bikes Bikes with reasonably preserved original paint do not necessarily need repainting Whenever new parts are used we’ll  try to make note of that in the description Frames that are repainted are stripped to…

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