Cyclofiend single-speeders, I had to send in shots of my Bianchi SS'er simply because I drew so much inspiration from the bikes on this site.

The frame is a late 80's Bianchi Volpe, a mixed breed cross/tourer of the era, lugged steel made in Taiwan to my knowledge. It had been my full-time commuter for years until I built up a new "crossmuter" bike several years ago. I couldn't bring myself to get rid of the powder coated Bianchi frame and now I know why.

I bought the wheels from a friend and converted them to SS with a MISFIT PSYCLES conversion kit. I lucked out by using a half-link and stumbled into my "magic gear" without a tensioner. I'm running 41 X 17 chainring/cog because I wanted to keep the gear inches reasonable for hilly Albuquerque and my well-worn, middle-aged knees.

Stem is a 120mm threadless with a steep angle on a Profile threadless adapter. Bars are Dimension mustache with Tektro interrupter levers, tugging Tektro cantilvers. The crank is a no-name mountain bike model with 175 arms on a very short BB. Saddle is a WTB Speed-V I had lying about. Tires are "big ole" 700X35 Panaracer Paselas, might have to downsize these a bit but they do soak up a lot of roughness on the road.

I like to workout in my garage and finish up with a neighborhood spin on this simple bike.

Thanks again to this site for all the cool bikes displayed here.

Chris Hollowwa
Albuquerque, NM

chollow at yahoo dot com


Bianchi - resting on the grass
Bianchi - chainline
Bianchi - front angle view
Bianchi - side view
Bianchi - head on view
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