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Affinity Metropolitan S&S

Scored this really sweet Affinity with S&S Couplers. Billy from Affinity had his metropolitan modified by Moth Attack to have the couplers added. I believe Affinity's plan was to make the S&S Couplers bike into a production bike to be sold with an Holdfast travel backpack. That never came to fruition and this is the only one (I think). It originally came with omniums, chub hubs to SL42s and some bontrager cockpit (when I got it). http://www.affinitycycles.com/happenings/2011/05/prollys-post-beautiful-bicycle-billys-ss-affinity-metropolitan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itRSWL1J4hw

Frame:
Affinity Metropolitan

Fork/Headset:
Wound up track 1" - Chris King Silver

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino 75 silver - Origin8 sealed

Pedals:
Shimano m520

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
49T Dura Ace - 18T EAI Deluxe/20T ACS Claw to test the ratio - 8 speed dura ace chain

Handlebars/Stem:
Tange Lugged Stem - 3T Ergoterra

Saddle/Seatpost:
Tange Lugged Seatpost - Chi carb saddle

Brakes:
TRP RRL Drillium Brake Levers - Sram Force Brakes

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Phil Wood Low Flange track hub - Sun CR18 - Vittoria Open Pave 27mm

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Phil Wood Low Flange track hub - Sun CR18 - Vittoria Open Pave 27mm

Accessories:
Wald 1372 basket, clips and strap pedals to come!

More Info:
It has some awesome decals that are reflective, most have been warn away sadly.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial/Planning
  2. Complete Fixed Version
  3. SiNgLe (speed) and looking
  4. Lets try this again #2

Current Stage Info:

Swapped out the wheels, brakes, bars, stem, levers. Its basically a new bike now. BB seems to already making clunking noises, need to see what that could be. Pics coming after I re wrap the bars, which I hate doing so it can take some time.

Added by DuddyJ. Last updated 3 months ago.

15 Comments

carlosbochard

carlosbochard says:

What size is it

Posted 5 months ago

DuddyJ

DuddyJ says:

The top tube is 57 cm ctc I believe.

Posted 5 months ago

Tenenbaum_

Tenenbaum_ says:

Cleeeaaaaaaaaan ~
Was thinking about getting the same fork. Any idea on the max tire clearance? Haven't been able to find info on that anywhere

Posted 11 months ago

DuddyJ

DuddyJ says:

I have 27mm in the fork now, 28s would fit but I wouldn't go any higher than that.

Posted 7 months ago

pwebb88

pwebb88 says:

was it gonna be sold as a complete with the chub-to-SL42 wheels? god that woulda looked horrible, your build is better

Posted 11 months ago

DuddyJ

DuddyJ says:

http://www.roadbikereview.com/reviews/s...

Thats the bike with the Chub hubs!

Posted 11 months ago

melac1

melac1 says:

go for a white ind. freewheel. They're the best.

Posted 11 months ago

DuddyJ

DuddyJ says:

I was thinking about getting a cheap 20T first to make sure its geared how I want to and then go for a WI trials 20T.

Posted 11 months ago

Vinnybop

Vinnybop says:

trade you forks...for my purp affinity lo pro fork

Posted about 1 year ago

DuddyJ

DuddyJ says:

Yea seems fair. Would you like my first born child too?

Posted about 1 year ago

Jehu

Jehu says:

fire deal right there

Posted about 1 year ago

tricksonafixed

tricksonafixed says:

I drip on your bitch like water
I splash on your bitch with the water
I feel like I'm 21 Savage
I pull up and fuck on your daughter

Posted about 1 year ago

Vinnybop

Vinnybop says:

ded
+1

Posted about 1 year ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

Damn this is rad, can't wait to see it built

Posted about 1 year ago

DuddyJ

DuddyJ says:

Yea I am pretty excited to build it up. It will probably be idle until I get an mtb.

Posted about 1 year ago