Freshly restored and showcased in 2012, this 1985 Pinarello was acceptable but it wasn’t perfect. Four years later, upgrades made, it is ready for the second unveiling.
At this moment, featured on Craigslist ads all over America, there are scores of Centurion Ironman Dave Scott’s available for purchase. Why then, is this one any different?
Some bikes are worth painstaking restoration. Repainting. Color matching. Period components. Some bikes are worth getting on the road to do their job.
Workshops and how others produce their craft fascinates me. After years of observing, researching, thinking and building, I open my shop up to you.
Behold the first non-steel bicycle showcased on Simplicity, or that I have owned. Why? Because it’s done so well, it feels like steel.
The Raleigh Portage has build versatility but there’s something special about taking one back to (mostly) stock.