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Dawes conversion, fixed

Originally a Dawes 5 speed geared bike with 27" wheels. Paint is distressed in places. Completely stripped drive-chain and rebuilt with new wheels. Used mainly as a hack and café bike.

Frame:
Dawes road

Fork/Headset:
Dawes Stainless Steel

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Espresso 48t

Pedals:
MKS Track with steel cages

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
18t

Handlebars/Stem:
Original milremo

Saddle/Seatpost:
Steel

Brakes:
Weinmann

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Omega/Gatorskin

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Omega/Gatorskin

Added by alexellis. Last updated about 6 years ago.

3 Comments

Zeb_pepperoni

Zeb_pepperoni says:

cmon, you can do better than 23.5

Posted about 6 years ago

alexellis

alexellis says:

With a gearing of 48:18, 23.5mph is roughly 115rpm. Now down hill and with a backwind you can do whatever you want, but cruising at 120rpm on this baby isn't exactly easy. Strava says 27.1mph max recorded speed.

Remember "this ain't no CAAD10", a geared bike will go over 30 on a flat obviously.

Posted about 6 years ago

Zeb_pepperoni

Zeb_pepperoni says:

27.1 is good though, for that gearing. sorry, i read fast so i can write more haha. but yeah, all about "easy" gear ratios

Posted about 6 years ago