Here are some pics of my singlespeed that I kinda re-did.
It’s an aluminium Avanti Pista frame.
Full carbon Columbus fork.
Carbon bars, post, lever, and carbon FSA 175mm cranks.
Ultegra front brake.
I work for Velocity Wheels in Brisbane, so making them all day has its perks: I built a set of Deep V elvs rims.
They have a reflective film on them which, when hit with headlights or light of some sort (in this case a flash), will give a distinctive reflection/bright shine.
This process is done for us in the USA, but we are looking to do a few sets back here if there is some interest.
I built them into 32h sealed bearing hubs with gold nipples.
It uses a gold chain, 48 x 18 gear & Vredestein 23c tyres, Cane Creek sealed h/set and grips and a braided brake line!
Just finished powdercoating it satin black, to give it more of a stealth look.
It’s very light, fast, cool and sweet-as to ride!
Forgot to tell you yesterday (evening ended quite suddenly), very nice indeed.
Have plans to build a new indistructable bike with your wheels and Nathan’s frame/fork as an example, sorry for being a copycat. I like the frame as well. Now I see I need a bike that can have a frontbrake. Back home in flatland no brakes is easy to manage but with these hills. I’m glad I had Dan a couple of meters ahead and that I wasn’t riding in his wheel.
So if I need some wheels I know where to go
I’m interested in the reflective coat. Depends on the rims. I’d prefer aerohead over deep Vs. Also, the front rim at least would have to be machined for brakes. I could also be interested in getting them for my road bike which sees a lot of night rides out in the country. A lot of my club mates would probably be interested as well.
If there’s any progress on this, let me know and I can forward it on to my club.