Today my singlespeed steel Deluxe bike turns 10.
This has pretty much all of the original parts on it from 10 years ago. I have gone through a few chains, freewheels, tires, chains, brake pads, and I think I had to put a new rim on the rear about 7 years ago, but my memory is a little fuzzy going back that far.
Syncros stem with the heavily sought after aluminum top cap (thanks Jane).
Oh yeah… went through a few grips too, might be time for another pair.
XTR V Brakes, Mavic Ceramic coated rims and Tioga Factory DH 2.30 tires.
Added power boost for the rear brakes via a Shimano Carbon V Brake Booster (modified with a hole to access the V brake cable anchor bolt).
XTR cranks with a 5 arm singlespeed conversion kit.
Salsa Ti front quick release skewer.
Old Paul singlespeed droupouts and Phil Wood singlespeed hubs, still smooth as can be.
She’s a little bit beat up, but after 10 years of hard riding…. not too bad.
Happy Birthday! XOXO – Tyler.
p.s. Happy St. Patricks Day too.