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an update to my Circle A Sport Tourer
converted it into an around town/city bike. The build is a real
mix of parts. Velocity Synergy rims with Phil Wood hubs, freewheel
on the back. Tyres are Panaracer Tourguard 700C x 32. The gearing
is 1x7 with a 13-28 IRD freewheel and a single 42t TA chain ring
mounted on the middle position of a Sugino XD triple crank. The
rear derailleur is an old Shimano Tiagra and shifting is done with
a Rivendell barend Silver shifter.
Albatross bars are great for the city as they give me a nice upright
position so I can see through traffic. I use Tektro mountain bike
brake levers and Tektro sidepull brakes. I've also installed some
Cane Creek interrupter brake levers so that I can ride on the front
part of the bar and still have brake levers close at hand. The handlebar
has a combination of cork grips and leather wrapping.