IMG_3472-01Here is my “rusty” Charge Plug commuter, trainer and Sunday best pictured with Schwalbe G-One Speed 650x38mm tyres and Gilles Berthoud stainless steel mudguards.

Other photos show it in a 700C summer configuration. With clearance for 700×40 and 27.5×2.00 tyres this bike can be whatever I want it to be depending on the setup in a true new school n-1 spirit.

As with all projects the bike is constantly changing and evolving in a never ending search for aesthetical and functional perfection. By the way, my new 55mm deep and 30mm wide carbon Light Bicycle rim is on its way… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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That’s what happens when you get bored with black. What you see in here is genuine rust thanks to the metal particles suspended in the paint (www.rustypaint.com) The frame was bead blasted and then a single coat was applied with a brush and sponge, sanded down and exposed to a concentrated salt solution to speed up corrosion.

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SRAMergo (or SRAMpagnolo?) 46 x 11-28 setup. Campag Veloce 10 sp shifters working perfectly with SRAM Rival rear mech, cheap Sunrace cassette and KMC chain.

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Paul Components Klamper brakes are purchased by many people as expensive bling but to me they they make an excellent long term investment. Their performance is comparable with hydraulic systems at least at the front and calipers can be fully stripped down and rebuilt.

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