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Sanwa Classic Townie

I really wanted to build up a new full suspension mountain bike for the summer, but every model I was interested in was sold out through my shop. To satisfy my new bike desire, I picked this old Sanwa up with the intention of building it up on the cheap. Well, that kind of fell through as I began to envision the possibilities to give the old frame a new life. It is great for short commutes around town and taking on the weekly slow rides at my shop.

Sanwa Classic

Stock / Stock

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino RD2 / Shimano Ultegra 6700

MKS GR9 / Soma Oppy X Clips / Sunlite Leather Straps

Origin8 17t / FSA F. Gimondi 44t / KMC Z410

Generic Townie / Stock

San Marco Concor Supercorsa / Kalloy Uno

Tektro R559 Calipers / Tektro FL750 Levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open Pro / Redline (Formula) / Continental Gatorskin

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open Pro / Redline (Formula) / Continental Gatorskin

Velo Orange Hammered Fenders / PDW Bourbon Leather Grips

Added by m_sobie. Last updated 18 days ago.



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 18 days ago


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 17 days ago