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Romet Jaguar Standard Singlespeed

This bike was made in 1980's in Poland. It was a road bike originally, built from chromoly Reynolds 501 tubes; all the components were mainly Polish too, by ZZR and Favorit manufacturers. A friend of mine bought it in 2012 from some random grandma in Lviv, Ukraine; she told it was her husband's bike. The frame wasn't in great condition, but it still had the original dark-yellow painting, however it looked very timeworn. The chrome on the fork was in quite nice condition. In some time my friend decided to turn it into a fixed gear bike. It's displayed as the initial stage of this bike. Later he cut off the derailleur hanger & cable guides (as they are not needed for a singlespeed bike) and painted the frameset in bright yellow. In 2014 he built another fixie for himself and presented this frameset to me, so I've started to build a singlespeed/fixie too. I planned to use it as my secondary bike in addition to my mountain bike, but very soon I loved it's simplicity and lightness and made it my primary and only bike :). Now I use it for everyday commuting, for travels and marathons. I have started with a very cheap setup (see stage 2), it costed me about $60 only for the whole bike. From that moment I continue to improve this bike, it has already survived few car accidents, the frame geometry was broken for several times, but I was able to fix it —thanks to the fact it's steel. I was also forced to change the original fork after it got broken in an accident. I love this bike, the frameset is really nice, it's not a piece of shit from HVZ which are popular in Ukraine; it's Reynolds, anyhow. So I don't plan to change it until it will completely collapse :). I want to gradually make it an adventure/all-around/gravel bike, I think that the frame fits these requirements very naturally.

Frame:
ZZR Romet Jaguar Standard

Fork/Headset:
HVZ/ZZR

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
HVZ Speczakaz/Shimano BB-UN26

Pedals:
Shimano PD-M520

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
No name/No name/HVZ Speczakaz/Shimano CN-NX10 Singlespeed Chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:

Handlebars/Stem:
HVZ/SR Japan

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle San Marco/HVZ

Brakes:
Campagnolo Record brake with Shimano 105 levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ryde Chrina/Novatec Track Hub/Continental GatorHardshell 700x32C

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ryde Chrina/Novatec Track Hub/Continental GatorHardshell 700x32C

Accessories:
Front rack by TU Bicycle

Bike History

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

  1. Rat-looking fixie built by my friend
  2. After it hit me
  3. Stage 3
  4. Stage 4

Current Stage Info:

New wheels with fat bombproof tyres. Different fork, changed it after old one was smashed in an accident.

Added by poohitan. Last updated about 1 month ago.

4 Comments

vstkrc

vstkrc says:

Beethoven approves :)

Posted 10 months ago

poohitan

poohitan says:

hope so :)

Posted 10 months ago

sickdude

sickdude says:

Nice

Posted 10 months ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted about 1 month ago