Friday, July 25, 2008

1970's Street Machine-style Bicycle Components

While at Grainger buying firehose, I met a fellow who has an aluminum anodizing shop. Naturally, I can't think about anodizing without thinking of the look of 1970's big block performance street racers. Hot rodders used braided stainless hoses with blue and red anodized AN (Army Navy joint standard) fittings, scavenged from the aerospace industry, for fuel and coolant conveyance. It is the classic look for savage 1970's street freaks.

In light of such fortuitous chance meetings, one begins to wonder - what if I anodized every aluminum part on a bicycle? Seems the Cyclope bicycle shop in Paris beat me to the punch with a Miche colab.

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Cyclope Bike Shop