This has been my partner's go to commuter for the last few years but having built her something new we've decided to move this on.
LA Cycles 650c junior track frame converted to single speed. Size wise my partner is 5ft 3" with short legs and this worked well for her as shown below.
LA Cycles steel frame and forks in metallic purple. There's lots of marks but no dents and the paint is very hard wearing and still looks nice. 49cm seat tube CTT, 48cm top tube CTC, 13cm head tube, 26.6mm seatpost, takes 650c wheels. Being that this is an LA cycles frame it could be a Lee Cooper build but i've never tried to verify this. Frame and forks have been drilled by me. Fork has a good amount of meat on the crown and has been done in a machine shop on a pillar drill. The rear has a basic bridge that was drilled out with a power drill. There's half a DA headset on there as the lower had too much stack. It works perfectly well but I'll throw in a bunch of 1" headset spares if you want to try and match upper and lower.
Wheels are Kinlin 650c rims on Ambrosio track hubs (double fixed but using freewheel fine), built by Arkane wheelworks with probably less than 500 miles on them. 28c Panaracer Pasela tyres (less than 200 miles) and 23c Conti sports if you want to get this on the track.
Condor Legacy track chainset on UN55 BB, Shimano DX freewheel (couple 100 miles use), KMC chain and Bikemonger chain tensioner.
Kalloy finishing kit with quill convertor, Azonic risers, Tektro/Sram brakes (new pads and cables), Dia-Compe cable guides, Shimano SPD's and beater saddle that's very comfy! Can include some drops if wanted.
Full disclosure stuff...
The seatclamp used a massive M8 QR bolt that i've swapped out for a classic Sugino seatbolt. It works fine but i had planned to get Vahrona to swap out for a new seatclamp to tidy things up.
The rear brake bridge has some very minor ovalling from using the a power drill but has held up well using the concave washer.
EDIT: Found a spare (black) Sram front caliper so all sorted
The (26.6mm) seatpost has been cut short, there's probably only 10-20mm upwards movement from what's shown in the pic.
Other than that it's a really lovely bike that reminds me of my Steamroller. For a track bike it rides really nicely on smooth and bumpy stuff and the 28's clear with ease. The drivetrain (46x17) is silky smooth and although it's no lightweight it feels plenty spritely. Asking price is £260 collected from SE26 > SOLD
More pics to follow
Found a spare Sram front caliper so braking is now sorted (not shown below).
Drilled rear bridge has worked well with concave washer
And it makes a lovely fixed gear, i'll include these Conti's if you want something speedy (stem/post changed to as above)
New front caliper
I’m interested - is it possible to visit this weekend ? I can PM
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