For christmas in 2010 Odette got me a single speed bike from Recycled Cycles.

It’s a Centurion Elite (’80s vintage japanese frame) with a 42 / 16 drivetrain. Here’s a photo of the Elite RS from the 1984 Centurion catalogue:

Here’s some photos of my bike concentrating on the drivetrain. It looks like I’ve got the original brake levers – just a lot more rust spots. Note the pedals and saddle bag – these were taken after three or four short rides.

Read Sheldon Brown’s fixed gear page to understand the attraction.

First project is to figure out how to do track stands.

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