So a nice guy stopped by the shop last week and had a few bikes he needed to offload. Two I just put in my used inventory on consignment, but the last one, I simply paid cash on the spot for.
He can't ride anymore due to cancer, but wanted to see his vintage stuff go to good homes. I wish him the best in the time he has left.
With at in mind, I was going to do a conversion for fun to a something like the Canningham, but decided I had all the elements to keep it close to his original build, but take a few odd notes out of the spec. It came with the FlexStem which had purple accents. He must have used that theme and added a 3DV anti chain suck device. I simply took the theme a little farther with a few orphaned bits I had floating around, and think I hit a tasteful balance, if there is one when dealing with 3DV....
So clean you could eat off it, and the only ding is the non driveside cup of the Ritchey Logic Pro BB got water in it, so it's ugly, but cleaned, fresh DuMonde MR grease, and a set of stainless loose 1/4" balls replacing the beat down carrier set, and it feels really nice under foot.
Haven't bothered to find the year, but it's a Beast of the East, that apparently missed the sticker. I've wanted one in my size for years, and I love it.
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