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Latest Build: Meet Harold


Meet Harold, an '87 Schwinn Prelude lugged frame road bike rebuilt as a single speed/fixed gear with new wheelset (cartridge bearing formula hubs laced to double wall Alex da-22 rims), new Velo Orange leather saddle (much like Brooks), new tires, cartridge bearing bottom bracket, Dia Compe brake lever, Velo Orange Belleville bars, MKS Sylvan pedals, and new green grips cloth bar tape wrapped in a harlequin style.
It's MAUVE-elous!





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