Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Converted Vintage Centurion Cavaletto NEW PICS
Bought from individual dealer in Houston.
Completely stripped except for front brake.
Peeled all paint and sanded surface.
Spray-painted primer first...
...then finished with brown primer for a matte finish look.
Bought new front wheel.
Had Sun&Ski sports install single speed on original rear wheel
Installed blue chain
Flopped & Chopped handlebars real short
Adjusted brake assembly to fit handlebars
DONE, Total purchases: ~$240
6-24, just installed new brake lever and mounted brake assembly on rear wheel
7-7, just bought and installed new fixed gear wheel, 2 more teeth on rear cog
Plugged handlebars with wine corks
3-20, Chopped more off handlebars
Removed brake assembly
Installed 26 tooth freewheel on back
Installed rear brake