Schwinn Caliente Fun Bike

Riding my baby to my daily breakfast joint.

I always wanted to build an old-school, steel bike from scratch. I found a 1979 Schwinn Caliente and bought it for $35. It was a hoss, and weighed in at 39.5 lbs. I stripped her down to the frame and then began the two month long chore of hand sanding it down to bare steel. When I finished, I had it powder-coated clear. You will notice that the curing (baking) process on powder-coating turns the steel a bronze-like color. As pictured here she weighs in at 22 pounds with Brooks B27 saddle, mustache bars, dual sided (spd and platform) pedals, and Ksyrium SL wheels. This is one sweet bike build and continues to go through various iterations, including flat-bars, different wheels, fixed gear instead of single speed, and experiments with various gear...

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Uno! Single Speed Road Bike

Sweet looks, stiff, and light!

I love my UNO! single speed road bike. Stiff carbon fiber frameset, American Classic Road Tubeless wheels, Hutchinson Fusion 3 tubeless tires, Adamo saddle, FSA drivetrain, Xpedo titanium road pedals, ZeroGravity brakes, Jagwire cables, SRAM levers, Syntace bars and mostly just plain looks awesome! Better yet, it weighs in at 14lbs 10oz with pedals, Garmin mount, cadence sensor, bottle cage, and pump. This bike is my go-to road bike and is just plain bad@ss!

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