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Old 08-18-12, 06:37 PM
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2008 Raleigh One Way Commuter with bamboo fenders

A friend of mine gave me a set of bamboo fenders as a gift and I didn't have a bike I thought appropriate for them so I started a search for a used bike to put them on and use as a commuter. I found this Raleigh One Way on Craig's List and thought it a perfect candidate and purchased it. The Raleigh is a single speed with the flip flop hub, came with Brooke's 17 aged saddle, Brooke's leather handlebar wrap, Brooke's wooden bar end plugs. It also came with the Velo Oange front rank and Velo Orange rear bag, I added the bamboo fenders and the "Woodpecker" wood bell. Has cantilever brakes and is a cycle-cross style frame. Rides great. Color is British Racing Green. It also came with the 70 x 32 Vittoria Randonneur tires, very plush ride.
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Old 08-18-12, 08:51 PM
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That's the best excuse I've heard for buying a new bike!
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I love the fenders.

Oh yeah, nice bike find.
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Wait a second, is that a bottle opener / socket wrench that is attached to seat tube?
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Somebody sunk alot of jack into upgrades on this beaut. I was tempted a few years ago to get one but the price put me off @ 750.00 discounted. So, I built my own for half that w/better comps than the stock One Way. GREAT looking ride. Everything compliments colorwise w/o going overboard. Very tastefully done. And the fenders 'set it on fire'.
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That is a bottle opener, made by Felt, a must wrench to have to remove a wheel in case of flat and remove a bottle cap in case of beer.
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Wow! Great find and nice looking bike. Those bamboo fenders are real lookers!
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Originally Posted by rpthomas View Post
A friend of mine gave me a set of bamboo fenders as a gift and I didn't have a bike I thought appropriate for them so I started a search for a used bike to put them on and use as a commuter. I found this Raleigh One Way on Craig's List and thought it a perfect candidate and purchased it. The Raleigh is a single speed with the flip flop hub, came with Brooke's 17 aged saddle, Brooke's leather handlebar wrap, Brooke's wooden bar end plugs. It also came with the Velo Oange front rank and Velo Orange rear bag, I added the bamboo fenders and the "Woodpecker" wood bell. Has cantilever brakes and is a cycle-cross style frame. Rides great. Color is British Racing Green. It also came with the 70 x 32 Vittoria Randonneur tires, very plush ride.
Looks like a good candidate for a San Jose8 type conversion.
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Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
Looks like a good candidate for a San Jose8 type conversion.
I'm curious, I don't know what a San Jose8 conversion is?
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Any advantage to bamboo fenders besides cosmetics?
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Originally Posted by rpthomas View Post
I'm curious, I don't know what a San Jose8 conversion is?


It's a Bianchi single speed cross bike the San Jose converted to an 8 speed internal gear hub bike.
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Any advantage to bamboo fenders besides cosmetics?
No advantage that I know of but I'm no expert.
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Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
It's a Bianchi single speed cross bike the San Jose converted to an 8 speed internal gear hub bike.
A friend of mine is looking at a Bianchi San Jose SS on Craig's list to put bamboo fenders on and mustache handlebars for a city bike. Would like to see yours.
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Originally Posted by GodsBassist View Post
That's the best excuse I've heard for buying a new bike!
I immediately thought the same thing.

Here's hoping someone buys me a rusty old chain guard from a classic Raleigh.

I do love the fenders, though.
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Originally Posted by rpthomas View Post
A friend of mine is looking at a Bianchi San Jose SS on Craig's list to put bamboo fenders on and mustache handlebars for a city bike. Would like to see yours.
Unfortunately, I don't have one, but I'm a fan of the concept..
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Originally Posted by GodsBassist View Post
That's the best excuse I've heard for buying a new bike!
^ ^ This.

Nice looking bike. God luck with it!
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Originally Posted by rpthomas View Post
A friend of mine is looking at a Bianchi San Jose SS on Craig's list to put bamboo fenders on and mustache handlebars for a city bike. Would like to see yours.
Here's my conversion...



The One Way is a nice bike.
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Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
Here's my conversion...



The One Way is a nice bike.
Beautiful bike, might be stunning with bamboo fenders.
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Just noticed that your Bianchi San Jose has brifters but is a single speed, how's that work?
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Originally Posted by rpthomas View Post
Just noticed that your Bianchi San Jose has brifters but is a single speed, how's that work?
It's converted to an 8-speed internal hub. The "San Jos8" Sirrus Rider was talking about.
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Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
It's converted to an 8-speed internal hub. The "San Jos8" Sirrus Rider was talking about.
That's a very cool setup and a beautiful bike, so that's all stock from the Bianchi factory Huh? I'm really enjoying the simplicity of my SS Raleigh, how so like the "San Jos8" setup?
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Originally Posted by rpthomas View Post
That's a very cool setup and a beautiful bike, so that's all stock from the Bianchi factory Huh? I'm really enjoying the simplicity of my SS Raleigh, how so like the "San Jos8" setup?
No - like the One Way the San Jose comes stock as a single speed. I added the rear hub by having it built into a wheel and installed the shifter. It uses a full length cable housing down the frame.
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Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
No - like the One Way the San Jose comes stock as a single speed. I added the rear hub by having it built into a wheel and installed the shifter. It uses a full length cable housing down the frame.
Thanks for the info, nice conversion, must be a really sweet setup to ride, I googled it and saw where Harris Cyclery were also doing the conversions.
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Very nice!
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