A Pair of steel roadbikes revised by Queen City

by michelle bontrager


Paul's Brakes, NITTO handlebars, Rear racks.... and all things needed by Denver Commuters.

Ebisu Frameset from Jitensha Studio

Ebisu Frameset from Jitensha Studio

After riding their custom road bikes for 10 years our neighbors, from down the way, found that their riding style had gradually changed from long, fitness orientated road rides, to frequent commutes within their neighborhood to school, shops, and social meet-ups. They decided that handlebar conversions for both bicycles would be more in keeping with their current lifestyle.

A NITTO Dove handlebar was chosen for one

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and a Soma handlebar for another.

Soma handle bar

Soma handle bar

While deciding upon new brake leaves for their new handlebars the conversation shifted to the need for complete overhauls. After 10 years of riding an overhaul is a much-needed service for any bicycle. Funny how this conversation led to …

2 new paint jobs

Cargo baskets and racks

Upgraded brake systems

New light system.

 

Take a look on how thoughtful upgrades can make a used bike feel new again.

New powder coat color

New powder coat color

another new powder coat color

another new powder coat color

NITTO Dove Bar, NITTO Technomic stem, Cork & Hemp bar wrap, Crane Bell, New Jagwire housing

NITTO Dove Bar, NITTO Technomic stem, Cork & Hemp bar wrap, Crane Bell, New Jagwire housing

Soma Sparrow Handlebar, NITTO front rack, Wald front basket, Cork & Hemp bar wrap, IRD shifters, Jagwire housing

Soma Sparrow Handlebar, NITTO front rack, Wald front basket, Cork & Hemp bar wrap, IRD shifters, Jagwire housing

Another NITTO rear rack, ChroMoly

Another NITTO rear rack, ChroMoly

NITTO seatpost, one owner went with a Brook's English Leather saddle (Flyer, Aged Leather)

NITTO seatpost, one owner went with a Brook's English Leather saddle (Flyer, Aged Leather)

Rim Brakes are the Cat's Meow when they are Paul's Brakes made in Chico California.

Rim Brakes are the Cat's Meow when they are Paul's Brakes made in Chico California.

Edelux head lamp by Schmidt.

Edelux head lamp by Schmidt.

SON hub and new bespoke wheel set

SON hub and new bespoke wheel set