Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cicli Boom x Pancalen Cycles: Andy Powell Reynolds 753 Custom Track Bike

It's on. Once again we teamed up with the good guys at Cicli Boom to present you a bike smothered with deep racing pedigree, a custom-built Reynolds 753 track bike, built for Paul Curran by Andy Powell of Overburys Cycles.

Paul Curran is a British racer dominated road race and track world around the '80s and '90s. He won two gold medals at Commonwealth Games, twenty eight times gold medalist at National Championship, and lots more. Unfortunately, after his back was broken after a serious accident whilst riding the Tour of the North Pennines in 1996, he never ride competitively again.

If you're a top notch racer, of course you want to have the best bike for yourself. This bike was built to Curran's measurement with 52cm seattube and 52cm toptube using the best tubing available in the '80s, the Reynolds 753: a tubeset so light and stiff that the serious competitor can't afford not to have it. In fact, not every framebuilder are given permission to abtain and use the tubing, here's why.

753T used here is the lightest of the 753 series tubing, tipping the scale at 1.750 grams.
This bike is so light, we thought that the previous owner forgot to put the wheels inside the shipping  box.

Taking care the business of transferring raw muscular power to the rear wheel is full-Italian drivetrain consisting of Campagnolo Record Pista crankset with 47T chainring (in 144mm BCD), Campagnolo ISO bottom bracket, Regina track chain, and 15T Campagnolo track cog.

The wheels are Mavic Module E2 laced to Campagnolo Record Pista track hubs, as featured here.
The cockpit is entirely made of 3T components. You'll notice a rare-find Mavic headset providing smooth and precise steering.

This bike is shown in our shop, and it's available for sale. You can have this beautiful beast track machine for Rp 15.000.000. All you need is a good set of pedals to enjoy and relive the racing heritage on the local velodrome!

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