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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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Sold: Motobecane Vintage Road Bike

Just sold this beautiful vintage Motobecane to a resident of downtown St. Petersburg. At the end of the sale the buyer promised she would take good care of it. This bike sold for $250.00

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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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Sold: Ross Vintage Road Bike

This Ross represents the “lower-end” bicycle that still is a fairly good candidate for single-speed conversion. It needed complete paint removal, sanding, priming and painting. The head badge (label) was preserved showing it manufacture in Allentown, Pennsylvania. This bike sold for: $85.00

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