sensomatic

sensomatic

Bicycle modification

A very wrecked mountainbike from the early 90’s went through our hands. With the ‘pimp my ride’ spirit in mind just making it bling wasn’t enough.

Started in 2009, at a time when single speed bicycles and parts weren’t that common, the transformation process got somehow stuck in the realm of diestraction as time passed by. But like red wine this project had to rest for a couple of years until the polishing hands had recoverd for the last final round.

A big thank you to Mr Gerd Haselsteiner for his contribution and expertise.

Full beauty

Full beauty

 — The frame is from an early 90’s Specialized Rockhopper bicycle. Some sandblasting (and grinding) and a few layers of paint later only a few left dents is reminds us of its bumpy past.
The seat post and handle could also be saved from the scrap yard.

All Miscellaneous items

Selle San Marco of course!
Back then imported from the US.

Nice ass that is even without an ass.

Luxury and some paint

Luxury and some paint

 — Bespoke red suede handles were directly stitched on the handle bar. Definitely the most expensive part of the whole build.
The break levers on the other hand were super cheap. A bit of polishing and two paint attempts later they look like ones from a sports car.

See the stitches?

More cheap red stuff

Japanese make the best looking stems. Word.

Holy Hurricanes on steel

Holy Hurricanes on steel

 — The one of a kind Holy Hurricanes skull with reflecting parts in black. Safety first!

Lovely

Dia Compe

Dia Compe

 — Again a must have. No red ones were available so we had to make them red — and painstakingly sand the anodised green colour off of some of the shiny bits.

Constructed for mountain bike tyres the fork is too far away from the wheel. Or the other way round. Anyway, we had to make a custom distance tube to get the fender closer to the tyre. Polishing included, of course.

No one can fasten the spokes like Gerd Haselsteiner.

crank (it up)

crank (it up)

 — The pedals lost a bit of tension it seems

ah, here they are again. All up and ready for pushing.

It’s not just the sushi or tonkatsu it’s also the folding pedals we love

Pure elegance

A swallow between two hombres

The cog wheel (says the dictionary) is stuck onto the hub. That’s why we could swap the crank to the left side.

ONE ENO WHAT?

ONE ENO WHAT?

 — Read for yourself

In the last decade you had to import hammered fenders either from the US or Japan. We chose the US which was free from mental presidents at that time.

The reflectors weren’t part of the delivery which wasn’t a big deal because we are the best.

before (top) and after (bottom)

before (top) and after (bottom)

 — just in case …

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