This Christmas, I wanted a new bike under the tree .. being single has some advantages with regards to fulfilling that request.. I decided to build something up from mostly parts that I already had in the garage.. I had a Moulton TSR frame in a color that didn't do it for me, but I had got it at a good price a couple of years ago..
I stripped the frame and sent it off to the local chrome shop to have it nickel plated and polished.. once I got it back, I knew this was going to be the base for my Christmas present.. I had a Kinetix Pro Dual drive wheel from an old Speed Pro ( I really like the SRAM Dual Drive and is my favorite wide range gearing solution).. laced up a 20h 100mm American Classic hub in a Kinetix rim for the front .. added VO Porteur bar (really comfortable with the leather grips) .. 9spd Shimano bar end shifter on the right.. 3spd Sturmey Archer on the left driving the SRAM Dual Drive hub..up front, a Sugino 48t non-ramped chainring .. NOS Suntour cranks and adjustable chainline Miche bb .. I've always liked the speed of Continental Grand Prix tires (and they were hanging from the rafters) .. the end result met all my expectations .. here it is on it's maiden voyage Christmas Eve.