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Murphy Marty

This is my single speed track frame from MurphyCycles.com that I ride almost everyday. I built this bike with leftover parts from my Factory Five build after it was crushed in an accident. The goal with this build was to end up with a classic-looking bike that wasn't too flashy. This way I could have a commuter I was proud to use everyday without worrying too much about it getting stolen or paying too much to replace it. On that note, the frame is relatively is inexpensive compared to similar bikes with lugs. As a bonus the bike has no decals logos or badges giving it a subtle minimalist aesthetic. I wanted to keep the unbranded look consistent across the bike, choosing components with a subtle or minimal branding.

Murphy Marty 56cm Track Frame. Hand brazed lugged 4130 double butted & heat treated cro-moly steel.

RH+O cr-mo 4130 silver 1" steel lugged curved threaded front fork chrome

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
IRD Defiant arms with 50t Sugino Mighty Comp

MKS pedals

16t freewheel / 16t fixed (flip-flop hub)

Nitto B123 Handlebars, Nitto Jaguar NJ Pro quill stem

Brooks B15 Classic Swallow, black leather with chrome rails

dura ace front and rear caliper

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
HPlus Son TB14 radial spoke pattern, novatec hub

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
HPlus Son TB14 3x spoke pattern, novatec flip-flop hub

Crane mini sakura bell, Axiom Streamliner Road DLX Rack, Ortlieb Back Roller City Black Panniers

Added by instrumentality. Last updated almost 5 years ago.

1 Comment


hay says:

Nice !!!

Posted over 6 years ago