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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.

Frame:
Sanwa Classic

Fork/Headset:
Stock / Stock

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino RD2 / Shimano Ultegra 6700

Pedals:
MKS GR9 / Soma Oppy X Clips / Sunlite Leather Straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Origin8 17t / FSA F. Gimondi 44t / KMC Z410

Handlebars/Stem:
Generic Townie / Stock

Saddle/Seatpost:
San Marco Concor Supercorsa / Kalloy Uno

Brakes:
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

Accessories:
Velo Orange Hammered Fenders / PDW Bourbon Leather Grips

Added by m_sobie. Last updated 4 days ago.

6 Comments

Ashok_Captain

Ashok_Captain says:

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

Posted 2 days ago

Ashok_Captain

Ashok_Captain says:

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

Posted 3 days 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 2 days 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

some gears / 1x set up would be cool

Posted 3 days ago