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The Bike Known As Tornado

The first bike/frame I bought as an "adult" that has been slowly upgraded, and has become a staple in my stable of bikes as my "pub bike" and/or "urban beach cruiser" sporting a coaster brake and sometimes a CETMA 5-Rail rack.

Frame:
Leader 729TRK 61cm

Fork/Headset:
Brev.M Bombardiere/Chris King Sotto Voce

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Deore XT 175mm/Shimano Deore XT BB

Pedals:
MEC Platform Pedals

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
19T Sturmey Archer Cog/35T Milwaukee Polo Guard

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Sturmey Archer Shifter

Handlebars/Stem:
SixFifty Maid Bar/Thomson X4 130mm 10 Degree/Cinelli Mash Tape

Saddle/Seatpost:
Thomson Elite Setback/Selle Royal Contour/Thomson Seat post Collar

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+Son Todestrieb/Phil Wood HF/Vittoria Randonneur 700x40

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+Son Todestrieb/Sturmey Archer 3-Speed Coaster/Vittoria Randonneur 700x35

Accessories:
YNOT Cycle Top Tube Cover

Bike History

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

  1. Original Tornad Setup
  2. Road Drops With A Brake
  3. Beater Stage With CETMA Rack
  4. SS W/ Road Drops & CETMA 5-Rail & Crate
  5. First Coaster
  6. Second Last
  7. Final Stage

Added by Ozren0. Last updated about 8 years ago.

As of about 8 years ago, Ozren0 has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

Latest 25 Comments

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sloman

sloman says:

Still lovin this setup. Fun ride indded. Cheers.

Posted about 8 years ago

Ozren0

Ozren0 says:

Thanks man. I still own it, but I've stripped it and am parting it out. It was fun while it lasted.

Posted about 8 years ago

Sebastian

Sebastian says:

Whoaaa... polo bike now, or something?

Posted over 8 years ago

Ozren0

Ozren0 says:

Nah, just a very comfy around town bike. Like an updated dutch cruiser bike.

Posted over 8 years ago

Sebastian

Sebastian says:

Cool. Looks fucking awesome.

Posted over 8 years ago

Ozren0

Ozren0 says:

Thanks.

Posted over 8 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

Yes to a coaster,have one on a clipless "track"frame,love it(as long as you have other real bikes). And glad others still think good of Lance.Not all white or black but like most of life,shade of gray.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Hundredth

Hundredth says:

no straps for real?

Posted almost 10 years ago

Ozren0

Ozren0 says:

Coaster brake.

Posted almost 10 years ago

dcondankz68

dcondankz68 says:

this bike has a many drivetrain and pedal system.. nice!

Posted almost 10 years ago

Ozren0

Ozren0 says:

Yeah, the only thing that remains from the original build is the frame itself. The rest of the parts have all been replaced.

Posted almost 10 years ago

dcondankz68

dcondankz68 says:

so sad to know it that your current setup using coaster brake. but at least it is YOURS. i'm just saying. cheers up buddy! :)

Posted almost 10 years ago

Ozren0

Ozren0 says:

I didn't want any foot retention (like clipless, or toe clips, or straps) so it was either coaster brake or hand brake and I like the aesthetics of the handlebars with no levers more.

Posted almost 10 years ago

dcondankz68

dcondankz68 says:

yeah i know about it, i was just like you at first but i think i'm in love with fixed gear. :) anyway. about shimano coaster, is it have a good spin?

Posted almost 10 years ago

Ozren0

Ozren0 says:

My fixed geared bikes are for different purposes. The Shimano spins well, I really enjoy it. It takes a bit of time to wear in, but it's great.

Posted almost 10 years ago

ATBfixed

ATBfixed says:

That bike is totally badass.I love the sticker layout,the colors really pop.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Ozren0

Ozren0 says:

Thanks, I've certainly ridden a lot of kilometres on it and spent countless hours tinkering and replacing bits.

Posted almost 10 years ago

ArferBar

ArferBar says:

in its current set up it should be called 'death trap', fasster before ;)

Posted almost 10 years ago

Ozren0

Ozren0 says:

It has a coaster brake ;)

Posted almost 10 years ago

ArferBar

ArferBar says:

ahhhhh fair play.........err what a coaster brake?!?!?!?!?

Posted almost 10 years ago

ArferBar

ArferBar says:

sorry im just much likeing the brakeless clippless set up more

Posted almost 10 years ago

Ozren0

Ozren0 says:

Coaster brake (or a back pedal brake) is a brake where you back pedal and it engages the brake that is in the rear hub slowing you down and stopping you.

Posted almost 10 years ago

ArferBar

ArferBar says:

LOL! I KNOW WHAT A COASTER BRAKE IS! i was just stranged you would even let one touch your bike

Posted almost 10 years ago

ArferBar

ArferBar says:

complete misunderstanding

Posted almost 10 years ago

Ozren0

Ozren0 says:

This is my bike that I can/do ride with boots, sandals, barefoot, ect. I have other fixed gear and single speed bikes.

Posted almost 10 years ago

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