I should be ashamed. I took a perfectly good fixed gear conversion and put gears back on it! I have owned this 86' Peloton for a number of years now and it has been a fixed gear for most of those. Well I decided since I only rode it last year once maybe it should have gears again. I still have the mostly original Suntour Superbe group, but admit I do like brifters. I disassembled a geared bike to make a fixed gear (more on that further down the post) so I had a Shimano 8 speed group to put on the Peloton. Parts detail: stock frame, fork, Tange headset, Thomson seatpost, Brooks Team Pro, Cinelli Oyster stem, Cinelli Ergo bars, Cinelli tape, Shimano 600 8 speed STI levers, the original from the bike Suntour Superbe front derailleur, Shimano 600 rear derailleur, SRAM Rival 09' 180mm compact crankset, SRAM 8 speed chain, Shimano 105 black front brake, Silver Nashbar rear brake, and some old school Look pedals to match the colors. The front wheel is temporary and left from the fixed build: Phil wood high flange to Velocity Deep V. The rear is an Ultegra hub to a black Mavic Open pro and both wheels wearing Conti GP4000 tires in red. I want to find a matching Ultegra/Black OP to match the rear eventually.
Now the pics:
Since the kitten count needed to be even I turned a geared bike into a fixed gear. This 83' Nishiki Seral was my commuter all of last year in a cross/commuter double STI setup using many of the parts above. Since SA announced the 3 speed S3X hub I wanted to build a bike around it and my Nishki was the perfect candidate. (I bought a Surly LHT to take care of geared commuting duties as well) Well, I got sick of waiting for the hub so I finally installed all the parts I have been saving and buying for the planned build. I borrowed a rear wheel from another bike to use on this until the S3X comes out. Parts detail on this is: 83' Nishiki Seral stock frame, fork, and headset, Profile threadless/threaded converter, Ritchey stem, Cinelli bars, Cinelli tape, Tektro aero brake levers, circa early 90's Shimano LX canti brakes, Thomson post, Chopped B17, Acorn large saddle bag, Midlands bag support, UN54 BB, Shimano Dura Ace 7401 crankset with 39t ring, SRAM chain, Planet bike fenders, Eggbeaters, Tubus Vega rack in the rear, Nitto M12 rack in the front, Planet Bike Blaze dynamo light, and two Kleen Kanteen bottles and cages for much needed hydration. Both wheels were handbuilt by yours truly. The front is a Shimano DH-3D71 hub laced to a Sun CR18 rim (S3X and another CR18 will eventually be the rear wheel). The rear is a double fixed Nashbar hub laced to a Matrix Iso (courtesy of forum member Old Fat Guy) running a 17t Surly cog. Both wheels are wearing Panaracer Pasela TG 700c X 32 tires. I have it geared really low for me so I might try to commute on it. Going to work won't be too bad as it is mostly downhill. The uphill ride might hurt a little.
Future plans include a French style handle bar bag/decaleur setup once I my bank account recovers or I sell some flippers. I also have another Blaze dynamo light to play with DIY dual dynamo lights.