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Sanwa Classic Townie

Townie Cruiser.

Frame:
Sanwa Classic

Fork/Headset:
Stock / Stock

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
SR Sakae / Shimano UN300

Pedals:
Exustar PB557

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
SunRace M9 11-40T Cassette / FSA F. Gimondi 44t Chainring / SRAM PC-951 Chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Deore / microSHIFT Thumbie

Handlebars/Stem:
Generic Townie / Nitto Technomic

Saddle/Seatpost:
Velo Orange / Kalloy Uno

Brakes:
Tektro R559 Calipers / Tektro FL750 Levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open Elite / Shimano Tiagra / Continental Gatorskin

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open Elite / Shimano Tiagra / Continental Gatorskin

Accessories:
Velo Orange Hammered Fenders / PDW Bourbon Leather Grips / Paul Chain Keeper / PDW Bird Cage / Greenfield Kickstand

Bike History

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

  1. Fixed Gear
  2. 1x9
  3. Small Changes

Current Stage Info:

Added a leather saddle for that classic look. Needed the outboard-bearing crank for Cross Check #2, so this received a used square-taper crank from the shop basement.

Added by m_sobie. Last updated 2 months ago.

7 Comments

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

WOW, killer job!!!

Posted over 4 years ago

Ashok_Captain

Ashok_Captain says:

Assembled after a few beers makes 'em beerodynamic! Once again, thanks for sharing this build.

Posted over 4 years ago

Ashok_Captain

Ashok_Captain says:

Elegantissmo! Thanks for sharing. Any particular reason for the reversed toeclip bolts?

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks. I honestly cannot remember the reasoning behind the reversed toe clip bolts. The pedals were packed away with them installed for several years. There is a good chance they were assembled after a few beers were consumed though.. haha!

Posted over 4 years ago

NicolasCalifornia

NicolasCalifornia says:

the blue is so pristine, do you like it as a fixed gear or have you thought of going freewheel?
Why would you choose either or?

Posted almost 5 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

The reason I went with a fixed gear setup was because that is what I had available laying around. With this bike being primarily used as a slow cruiser around town, a freewheel would seem appropriate, but having it set up fixed provides a bit more challenge on an otherwise characterless ride.

Posted almost 5 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

some gears / 1x set up would be cool

Posted over 4 years ago