Bicycle commuters: is anyone else’s bike parking at the office looking a little bit lonesome these days?
This is our early ’70s Mercier 300 fixed gear conversion. With all the fat excised and a lightweight modern wheelset fitted, it weighs in on the bathroom scale at 18.5 lbs, which makes it the lightest bike we own. Not bad for an old steel frame (albeit Reynolds 531) pushing 50.
Fenders (mudguards) will be going on soon, however, which is almost a shame given how lean and mean it is as it currently sits.
Somewhat tempted, if we’re honest!
You are bidding on a 1986 TVT LOOK 53cm Carbon Bernard Hinault Single Speed Conversion.
I found this bike at a used outdoor store. It has been upgraded over the years but all the parts are vintage high end.
I converted to a vintage single speed. I added some reproduction decals.
Shimano 600 Brake levers and wheelset
Shimano Dura Ace Brakes
Campagnolo headset and crankset
In very good condition but rear derailleur hanger was damaged and removed. Unknown history and mileage.
I have a after market derailleur hanger included in case you would like to run gears!
We can appreciate the craftsmanship that went into it.
Beautiful custom 1987 Chris Kvale fixed gear/single speed.Chris is a highly regarded frame builder out of Minneapolis. http://www.chriskvalecycles.com/CKC/Home.html
What we have here is a fine example of Chris’ framebuilding skill. Measures 59cm c-t seat tube 57.2 c-c top tube standover height is 83cm
Columbus SL tubing-Columbus SP down tube.Very lightweight bicycle! Amazing lug work on his bikes.All lug shorelines are perfectly filed to a
very delicate edge.A lot of time and hand work goes into one of his frames,and it really shows.
This gorgeous bicycle was re-configured and re-finished by Chris in 2004. All braze-ons including rear derailleur hanger and shifter bosses were
removed.Rear spacing was re-set to 120mm to accomodate track hubs.Bridges were shortened and replaced.It’s basically a track bike with horizontal
drop outs.Very quick handling geometry with 74 degree head angle and short 40.5 cm chainstays.
Finished in a stunning metallic green Imron wet paint with glossy clear coat.Decals disappear under this clear coat.
She’s outfitted with top of the line classic Campagnolo components including:
NOS (new old stock):
Campy Super Record headset (original box included)NOS
Campuy Super Leggera Record 27.4mm seat post (original box included)NOS
Campy Pista bottom bracket (original box included)NOS
Campy Pista 151bcd crankset w/NOS 50t pista ring
Campy Super Record brakeset-calipers polished to mirror finish.Matthauser brake pads.
Levers have original gum hoods.No scratches.
Nitto Technomic Deluxe 10cm stem
Nitto Noodle bars 44cm with Tressostar cotton tape,twined and shellacked.
Wheels were built by Bill at Lickton’s in Oak Park Il. featuring super smooth Campy Record high flange track hubs(second build) laced with double
butted DT Swiss spokes to Mavic MA2 clincher rims,almost no wear,like new.Rear wheel has zero dish for perfect chainline.Rivendell Ruffy Tuffy tires missing very little tread.Wheels very true.
Antique Brown Brooks Pro saddle with chrome rails,large copper rivets,still
not broken in.
We dig it at that price. Needs gumwalls!
Eddy Merckx fixed gear bike in great shape! – $670 (Seattle)
Eddy Merckx fixed gear bike in great shape! The size is 56cm from crank to seat post. It has Velocity Deep V Rims, MKS cages with double leather straps, Campy bottom bracket and headset.