Saturday, 23 July 2011

John Pavey 531 Single Speed

We got the frame some time ago (see picture below) and as it had horizontal dropouts it would make a good single speed/fixie. The frame was stripped and powder coated with the rear chromed stays and Campag dropouts being preserved. I built a pair of wheels from a pair of Mavic Open Pro rims, a Hope front hub and an On One rear flip flop both of which used 32 Stainless Steel Italian spokes.

Tektro Brake Calipers and bar end levers provided stopping power on Bull Horn bars that were generously wrapped with cork Gel Tape. The rear cable is routed through the frame top tube which is a nice touch on the design. The Chain Set is a basic Shimano with 46 T chainring.

Seat is provided by Planet X


18 tooth sprockets on the back

Classic Hope front Hub
23mm continental tyres

The Original Frame minus the forks 

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