With the L’eroica Britannia and Italia around the corner everyone is readying there bikes for these epic rides ahead. It seems to be harder and harder to get the correct vintage components though. So the alternative to getting the vintage parts, people are turning to the modern equivalents. With the strict rules and marshals monitoring the look and style of peoples bike at the events, it is important to keep to the high standards.
We have a couple of things in the shop to transform your bike.
The legendary Nitto “noodle” bar. These iconic drop bars have that historic edge but with nitto’s heat treated process they will last years.
Dia Compe’s retro brake levers. These are essentially the same design that has been used for over 40 years, there will be no confusion and will look the part on any vintage bike. With cables routing out the top of the hoods, they give that look of the brakes that we all remember from racing around the neighbourhoods as kids.
Christophe pedals, straps and MKS sylvan track pedals. These both not only look the part, but the internals of the pedals are silky smooth and matched up with the zefal straps they will be a combo to see you through any vintage ride.
The HplusSon TB-14 rim is already iconic. Tried and tested by a few of our customers already on last years L’Eroica, they not only looked incredible but also stayed true through all rocky and bumpy roads. Designed to be look like a vintage rim, HplusSon have produced rims of outstanding quality, with rims like the TB-14 and the now the legendary Archetype. HplusSon has become the top selling rim in the shop, outselling any Velocity rims and even the Mavic open Pro.
We have matched up the TB-14 with the Panaracer Pasela PT-these gum wall tyres ooze nothing but style. We all have a set of these on all our personal bikes in the shop. They come in a 23c all the way up to a 35c so they are great for any rider. These come in at £25, so are not only good quality but value for money.
Shimano 600 5 speed screw on freewheel! We stock several different vintage screw on freewheels and cassettes. Just come in and check out what we’ve got.
And finally the Iconic and historic Brooks saddle. There is not much to say about these other than they are simply the best! We have several different models in and if we don’t have the one you want, we can get it in for you.
If you need any help or have any questions about how to get your bike ready for the L’eroica, just drop by and we can help you out.
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