After 8 years of extensively riding my Nishiki Fixie, I decided to completely overhaul it and change its configuration to that of a Scorcher lookalike. After tear down and surface preparation, I had the frame and forks powder coated in glossy black. The tyres were replaced with Schwalbe 700 x 35mm cream Delta Cruisers. The Nitto Moustache bars are adorned with a bottle mount and cage, a Kleen Kanteen bottle, a brass bell and bar end plugs all supplied by Velo Orange who also supplied the spacious saddlebag. The saddle is a Brooks B17. The brake levers are 1980 vintage Campagnola. The hubs and sprocket are Miche the chainwheel is Campy Veloce and the pedals Shimano M 324.

With the Delta Cruisers inflated to about 55psi the ride is very smooth, silent and comfortable. The gearing is 70inches which is ideal. I'm very pleased with the outcome.


Roy Bird