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My San Jos8 Wannabe

Old 03-01-09, 07:28 PM
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My San Jos8 Wannabe

Ever since I first saw it I've been in love with the late Sheldon Brown's Bianchi San Jos8. A dropped bar, internally geared, road bike built from Bianchi's SS cross bike platform.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/b...os8/index.html



These bikes retail for a little more than I could afford right now but I made my own version of the bike using my Motobecane Messenger fixed gear bike and a SRAM S7 IGH wheel that my LBS sold me for almost nothing. Its still not as nice as the Harris Cyclery bike but I know I'll enjoy riding it and I know Sheldon would approve.

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Sheldon would love everything but the coasterbrake. No worries though, a lot of us like coasterbrakes. Lots of fun bustin a big ole skid.
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Originally Posted by carlton View Post
Sheldon would love everything but the coasterbrake. No worries though, a lot of us like coasterbrakes. Lots of fun bustin a big ole skid.
Ideally this is just a test to see if I like the IGH. I'd love to pick up an 09 San Jose and build a "real" San Jos8 w/ disc brakes and an Alfine 8 speed hub. The deal I got on the SRAM was just to good to pass up though.
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