[SOLD] 58cm Dave Lloyd framed SingleSpeed (with many upgrades)

Andrew_Culture

Internet Marketing bod
This is a SingleSpeed I built to be my 'forever bike' but it doesn't suit the type of riding I now do with my young daughter.

I've called this bike bombproof for a good reason. There are solid Tannus Tyres on those Mavic Aksium wheels. So zero punctures. The wheels are bolted on with theft-proof nuts, which is great because with no punctures you'll never need to take the wheels off for any reason ever! The frame is vintage steel but the brakes are modern Campagnolo. I put a lot of love and thought into building this bike.

Because this was the bike I was going to keep forever I went the extra mile and fitted some nice parts to it (like the vintage Campagnolo headset). The transmission is from VeloSolo in London so is made specifically to be a SingleSpeed transmission. The VeloSolo transmission is computer CNC machined and meaty as hell, it should last forever!

I've priced this bike as fairly as I can. I'd like £180 for it. The tyres alone were worth nearly £100 when new. I see no reason why this bike shouldn't last forever.

You can see the bike in action on this video

View: https://youtu.be/3lkpMsyhGU4


When I built this bike I recorded the process on my personal blog, so if you'd like to know more take a look at https://lawsie.blogspot.com/2013/04/ss-blue-blimbler-singlespeed-project.html
 

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ColinJ

Puzzle game developer
I've priced this bike as fairly as I can. The tyres alone are worth nearly £100...
Not that I have £100 to spare, but... are you saying that the price is only £100?! :whistle:
 

ColinJ

Puzzle game developer
Oops. No, but it's still a bargain!
Ha ha, and yes, it is!

I already have a singlespeed bike that size so I don't need another one, though I do like the idea of horizontal dropouts and no chain tensioner. My bike's chain tensioner works fine but there is always a little bit of noise from it.

The solid tyres would definitely be handy for commuting.

The 52/18 ratio would be good for nipping about anywhere without much climbing. I have 52/19 and I find that ever-so-slightly undergeared for the flat but pretty overgeared for significant climbs.

I'm sure that somebody out there will snap it up!
 
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midlife

Guru
Just out of sheer curiosity what's the frame number, there's a poster on Retrobike who has the frame numbers. Looks like an Echelon frow way back lol
 
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Andrew_Culture

Andrew_Culture

Internet Marketing bod
Where might I find the frame number? There's nothing on the base of the bottom bracket.

The ratio isn't 52/17 any more because it made my knees feel like the were going to pop! I think the ratio is 48/19 now
 

midlife

Guru
Just thought, it is likely from the days when he bought frames in for his shop and before he started making them himself. All his own frames start with LL and stamped under the BB.

Nothing wrong with that, lots of shops did it :smile:
 
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Andrew_Culture

Andrew_Culture

Internet Marketing bod
You said 52/18 on the video... Anyway, 48/19 would definitely feel a lot easier on the knees when going uphill!
That video is super old, back when I had the Shimano Stronglight crank on the bike. The bike now has a velosolo front crank and big chunky singlespeed chain on it. Conventional front cranks just get chewed up when used on a singlespeed so I changed the whole transmission to pure singlespeed rather than half 9 speed components and half singlespeed.
 
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