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Romet Jaguar Standard Singlespeed

1980's bike from 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 was had dark-yellow painting and looked very timeworn. Later my friend decided to turn it into a fixed gear bike. It's displayed as the initial stage of this bike. He cut off the derailleur hanger & cable guides and painted the frameset in bright yellow. In 2014 he built another fixie for himself and gave this frameset to me, so I've started building a singlespeed/fixie too. I planned to use it as my secondary bike in addition to my mountain bike, but I loved it so much that it became my primary and only bike. Now I use it for everyday commuting/travels etc. I started with a very cheap setup (see stage 2), it cost me about $60 only for the whole bike. From that moment I continued 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 lovely, not a piece of shit from HVZ; it's Reynolds, anyhow. I want to gradually turn it into an adventure/all-around/gravel bike, I think that this frame fits these requirements very naturally.

ZZR Romet Jaguar Standard


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

Shimano PD-M520

No name/No name/HVZ Speczakaz/Shimano

HVZ/SR Japan

Selle San Marco/HVZ

Campagnolo Record brake with Shimano 105 levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ryde Chrina/Novatec Track Hub/Continental GatorHardshell 32mm

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ryde Chrina/Novatec Track Hub/Continental GatorHardshell 32mm

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 and a different fork.

Added by poohitan. Last updated almost 2 years ago.



vstkrc says:

Beethoven approves :)

Posted almost 6 years ago


poohitan says:

hope so :)

Posted almost 6 years ago


sickdude says:


Posted almost 6 years ago


GhostRidingTheWhip says:


Posted over 5 years ago