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Optically I roughly oriented myself to the Indian Scouts of the 1920s, because I always liked these bikes. I have to admit that this is already my second try. I dealed with the Indian-theme first in 2011 but at that time it was more about the boardtracker type. After a time it just didn’t go on.
I don’t go easy on the parts. I attach great importance to proven products as well as to quality and appearance.
Frame: Porucho V4
Fork: Regulator with disc brake mount
Wheels: 26″ x 80 mm hollow chamber rims with 26″ x 3.0″ Innova tyres
Front hub: Hope Pro II Evo
Rear hub: Sachs Super7
Brake: Avid BB7 with Jagwire Bowden cable and Avid Speed Dial brake lever Crank set: Ruff Cycles 140 mm
Chainring: Profile Racing Whippet
Pedals: NC-17 STD II
Headset: Reverse Twister
Stem: Spank Tweet Tweet
Handlebar: Ruff Cycles Indian Moonbar with Brooks leather grips Saddle: Brooks B67 Aged
Seat post: Ritchey
Saddle clamp: Tune
Woodwork: custom built by Tischlerei Thier Leipzig Headlights: custom built by VCustomLights
I started at the beginning of December 2018 and the last work was completed in
Sometimes the smallest things caused the biggest problems. The aluminium spacers for the wooden tank, the stainless steel clamps for the decorative board in front of the rear wheel and the bracket for the headlight proved to be particularly difficult. I was also surprised that despite 26″ wheels, I can’t use 175 mm cranks and I can’t use 26″ x 3.5″ tires as originally planned because they don’t have enough space in the fork.
I ride as often as time and weather allows it.
I’ve been in the cruiser scene for over 10 years now and have owned and built a wide variety of bikes (Felt, Smyinz of the Urserie, Basman, two Diamant Halbrenner, Retrovelo Otto and Alfons, Firebikes Fluid, …).
Since 2010 I am also co-organizer of the Veloshow – Das Dicke Reifentreffen, here in Leipzig.
CREDITS: Patrick from Leipzig