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Franka

a fancy Girlie Cafe Racer

Frame:
Francesco Moser (Mannesmann tubing, 1980s)

Fork/Headset:
Francesco Moser

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Ofmega

Pedals:
MKS

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
10-speed Suntour

Derailleurs/Shifters:
rear: Campagnolo Victory / front: Campagnolo Nuovo Record / Velo Orange thumbie adapters + Campagnolo C-Record(?) shifters

Handlebars/Stem:
Singlespeedshop riser bar 40cm, Brooks Slender Grips with fi'zi:k bar tape / Cinelli stem (Moser panto)

Saddle/Seatpost:
fi'zi:k Arione / Dia Compe

Brakes:
Campagnolo Centaur / Campagnolo C-Record (Cobalto) Tektro Crosstop levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity deep-V / Velo Orange Grand Cru / Dia Compe

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity deep-V / Velo Orange Grand Cru / Dia Compe

Bike History

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

  1. before / rebuild stage
  2. rebuild finished
  3. Classic Road Bike Style
  4. Girlie Cafe Racer

Current Stage Info:

In the end I had to face it, Franka's frame has always been a bit too small for me. On the other hand, my girlfriend Rita usually uses her Townie cruiser to get around, which is fine as long as our son and myself are not on our racebikes. They're rolling too well for that heavy cruiser, so she needed a racebike for those family outings. Since she didn't want to put up with drop bars and downtube shifting I made some significant changes, mounting unusually wide riser bars and thumbie shifters...

Added by rpeschetz. Last updated about 7 years ago.

As of about 7 years ago, rpeschetz has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

4 Comments

sloman

sloman says:

Do those covers really keep the tires clean? Fine looking bike.

Posted about 10 years ago

rpeschetz

rpeschetz says:

Nah, not really. I had them lying around from some rims I bought for another bike and the reason they're on are, because the new wheels will be white deep-Vs with white tires... and this gives me an idea how it's going to look ;-)

Posted about 10 years ago

dedeeadee

dedeeadee says:

cant wait it

Posted about 10 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

can't wait till its finished

Posted about 10 years ago