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Old 05-21-2018, 09:00 PM
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Ellis Cycles No. 5 Singlespeed Track/commuter Bike

Not new to the forums, you can see some photos in other threads here and on the Classifieds forum. But it's my commuter bike and it's awesome! It's the fifth bike from Ellis Cycles and has been floating around the forums for a bit. I've personalized it a bit.

In this iteration, I've removed the TRP brake levers and replaced with de-logo'd Campagnolo Single Speed Levers (to match the campy brakes and seatpost), swapped out the saddle for a Brooks Cambium C13 Carved with carbon rails, added a Surley Tensioner (with bottle opener!), swapped the stem for a Thompson, threw some Powertap P1 pedals on, replaced bottle cage with a King, and course added some commuter friendly things like Gatorskin Hardshell tires, a Spurcycle bell, and a Dinotte light for visibility on the roads.

Yes it's a commuter bike, but sits inside my building in my office and of course lacks the normal commuter features. I'm thinking about having Ellis make me one indentically except with room for 30c tires and the ability to add fenders.





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Old 05-21-2018, 09:12 PM
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There it is! And holy giant pictures batman!

Seriously though, I've been wondering where this one went since it sold...

It's beautiful and it's great to see it is getting some consistent use put on it!

If you ever want to move it along, count me in - I'm even willing to overpay (within reason) relative to what you got it for
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:33 PM
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Ohhhh haha that's tempting! I have n bikes right now and really need n - 1. I'll think on it and get in touch.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:14 AM
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Ohhhh haha that's tempting! I have n bikes right now and really need n - 1. I'll think on it and get in touch.

I’m pretty infatuated w Ellis’ - would be hard for me to turn one down... Just is what it is.
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:43 AM
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Nice bike. Everyone needs a single speed

[IMG]ellis by VIAR VAPA, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:38 PM
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One of my favorites! I had bought the frame/fork from Bicycletricycle and built up to this.


No regrets on selling as it funded my JP Weigle, but what a fun bike. Enjoy!
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:29 PM
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Yes, that's the one! It's being taken care of and ridden a lot.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:30 AM
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Beautiful heart pine.

Pretty great bike too.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:14 AM
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This ones now for sale in the FS forum :/
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:06 PM
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A very well traveled bike!

Here's a pic back in 2008 when I first built it up with a Campy Pista crank and come cool Dia-Compe AGC brakes.



I love this cable run.



Glad to see it's still getting loved. If you want to do one with more clearance, I'd love to revisit it and make something more flexible.

Cheers,
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:12 PM
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Beautiful build, I'd love something like that for a commuter but there's no way I would risk locking it up lol
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:30 AM
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I love it, I did use it as a fair weather commuter occasionally. I'm lucky to have internal past-security individual locking bike parking at work, so no worries about it getting stolen.
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