NAHBS Show Bike
ONLY ONE in Nickel Plate

Our ONLY ONE with a nickel-plated finish was a total eye catcher at the recent NAHBS show in Austin, Texas.  There were so many cameras flashing we almost handed out sunglasses.  We kitted this bike out with some rare French components from Speedhound’s parts trove.  The highlights include 1st generation Huret Allvit rear derailleur (1958-60), Huret lever-action front derailleur (1955), Stronglight 49D cranks (introduced in 1935 and produced into the 1980s), TA chainrings and bottom bracket, Maillard Course 14-24 freewheel, Lyotard 460D pedals, Mafac cantilever brakes and levers,  Ideale 90 saddle with Duralumin rails, and Philippe randonneur bar.  We built the wheels with Campagnolo Gran Sport hubs (1950s),  French made “Record” tubular rims (390 grams each), DT Competition butted spokes and Challenge Paris-Roubaix tires.  Honjo hammered fenders and a French rack from a 1950s 650B touring bike complete the bling. Oh, and a lot buffing and polishing.

The official NAHBS photo crew produced some amazing results.  Take a look at
NAHBS Glamour Photo Shoot

the pix at the following link:

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