With the weather finally warming up and nostalgia setting in, Amir built up a flatbar Fixie for commuting, running errands around the shop, and possibly for racing once track season hits.
Levant frames are NJS certified and were built in Osaka, Japan by Masahiro Higashikawa, a reputable frame builder who produced frames for the Shimano Racing Team in the 1980s.
Constructed with Colombus tubing
Sugino Mighty Competition Crankset
Hatta-Swan Deluxe Headset
Salsa fillet-brazed quill stem
Sim-Works by NITTO Mowmow riser bars
Izumi Jet Black chain
EAI Deluxe cog
Mavic mismatched commuter wheels
…and a few other spare parts we found lying around😉
Today, we will be bidding farewell to this freshly built 88mm Deluxe Carbon Tubular rims laced to Phil Wood’s new Pro Track hubs. They will soon be finding their new home in Australia, where
track racer, James Robinson will be utilizing them at Australian Masters Champs and possibly, at World Masters Champs here in the States, October 2018 in LA.
When James approached Deluxe, he was looking for a race-ready wheelset that will withstand the raw power put out on the track but also a wheelset to indulge his appreciation for beautifully constructed, yet still effective and pragmatic objects. He will be mounting these onto his Affinity Kissena.
James, like many of us who are obligated by work and life’s duties, finds escape through his passion in cycling and racing. We feel honored to be providing our racing equipment to our friends in Australia, a country with a rich cycling heritage and culture, 10 thousand miles away, where we hope they will be ridden for 10 thousand miles upon arriving.
Mike from Chop Chop Courier had his mind on the No.22 Little Wing for awhile. He had some question about the fit which was not an issue at all, Wilis gave him a proper bike fit. Afterward we contacted No.22 for a size 54 Little Wing and they had a pink one ready to ship. Once we got the frameset we build it with 45 deep Deluxe carbon wheelset laced to our hub, Sugino 75 cranks with a black 47T Zen chainring, Thomson Trail MTB flat bars, and Fizik Antares VS saddle. He is ready for the streets of New York!!!
Andrew from LOW// recently put one of his bikes in the SF North Face shop and they decided they wanted another one in their new NYC flagship location. Being the only LOW// dealer in NYC, Andrew connected them with us and in no time we had one built up and on display!
We’re honored to be working with such outstanding American companies. Thank you LOW// and The North Face for the opportunity.
Wilis was at a fixed gear road race in Italy when he met someone who had this bike built up as a townie; front rack and everything. Wilis offered his old No. 22 Great Divide as a frame swap and the deal was made. It had been his dream bike since he was 19. After moving all the parts over from his Daccordi and rebuilding the wheels to sheriff star hubs, it was done. The gilco tubing shines bright with the patented Ferrari red finish. Built with a collection of Italian components from Campy and Cinelli, it doesn’t get classier than this.