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Diplomat

Updt 6/14: This thing has turned into a gent's ride! How did that happen?! This was to be a agile and snappy city masher when I got it. Which it obivously wasn't going to be, being a old touring frame, so after I got the State this became what it is now and it feels more right. Kickstand on its way and possibly some sort of a front rack/basket thing under consideration. 5/15 Shorter stem for more city-like riding position. Better pics of new stuff hopefully sooner or later

Frame:
Old Diplomat-brand tourer.

Fork/Headset:
Original

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sturmey Archer cranks, Shimano UN-55 BB

Pedals:
MKS Touring

Handlebars/Stem:
VO Postino/Noname short quill

Saddle/Seatpost:
Focale44 padded/ noname post

Brakes:
Tektro R369's, Tektro FL750 levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Spectra wheels, Continental 32-622 whitewall

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Spectra wheels, Continental 32-622 whitewall

Accessories:
Shiny fenders. Neat Swiss tax/registration -plate from the year I was born (mounted on a custom holder, pix to follow). Thanks for the souvenir sis'. Cheap-o battery-operated led-light w/ diy mount. Swiss military magazine canvas case kept in place by a self made rack. Classic dring-dring bell. Velo Orange chainguard

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. "sophisticated doo-whackey"
  3. spring '15
  4. 2016

Current Stage Info:

Lots of practice in cutting and polishing aluminium to clamp things on the bike nicely, better pics still waiting to happen.

Added by thericochet. Last updated almost 4 years ago.

8 Comments

osiris419

osiris419 says:

Looks good with the VO bars and fenders

Posted about 6 years ago

thericochet

thericochet says:

Thanks! The fenders are actually not VO, they're from a old Crescent, just gave'em a bit of polishing.

Posted about 6 years ago

DayumPanda

DayumPanda says:

Very nice

Posted about 6 years ago

thericochet

thericochet says:

Thank you. Your fleet ain't bad either. Especially the Bridgestone makes me feel all warm'n'fuzzy.

Posted about 6 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

I was expecting this diplo
http://youtu.be/6ZcOpBr76QU

Posted about 6 years ago

thericochet

thericochet says:

But for shame, the "Diplo" in Pedalroom turned out to be a bicycle instead of a DJ. Good grief.

Posted about 6 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

my point exactly.

Posted about 6 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted almost 4 years ago