Standard conversion, but the owner did a nice job picking out components and color coordinating the bike. Just a sharp looking ride.
Well, finally decided to part with my Bianch Eros touring bike. It is a 59cm and too big for me or my wife to ride, so it is off to someone who can ride it. Has an older 8 speed Campy group, not original to the bike, but very functional. New Tektro dual pivot brakes replaced the horrendous single pivot nightmares that came with the group. Beautiful bike all around. Oh, it was 22lbs, not bad for a 13 year old steel bike with no weight saving components.
David and his Bianchi San Remo randonneuring/touring rig. This was just after we installed his new Schmidts and Son 28 dynamo wheelset (Velocity Synergy rims, Shimano Ultegra rear hub.)
So, this one came in as a trade-in (which we no longer do, sorry.) Anyway, the bike had a Manitou SX Carbon fork that was leaking like crazy so it needed a new fork. We replaced it with a Manitou Minute Expert fork, replaced the cables, and made a few other adjustments and what we had was a 23 lb rocket. The new owner has since put on a Brooks Swift saddle and a fancy chainstay protector.
This is the classic example of winning rims in a race and then trying to build a bike around the new wheels. So AK48, otherwise John, started with blue Velocity Deep V rims and needed a commuter bike. We happened to have just gotten in a Masi Special fixed gear frame that need a 5'9" person to build it up. What you get is an amazing fixed gear for commuting.
One of our favorite Surly Cross Checks. This bike was purchased stock and slowly upgraded with Surly front and rear racks, Schmidts & Son 28 dynamo built to a Velocity Synergy rim, Thomson stem, Thomson seatpost and clamp, Brooks B17 Standard saddle, and Sunlite panniers. Not done yet though! Still needs a Chris King headset, Brooks mud flaps, Brooks saddle bags, and maybe switch out the Brook B17 Standard for the Special. Great bike!