Custom Rat-Bike for Maloney’s Barbershop (stage 1)

Julian at Maloney’s Barbershop brought me a curious mid 70s beaten up old dusty Raleigh Arena that had been remodeled several times, leaving an interesting patina of paint layers. He asked me to give it a once over, with the idea to install a handmade wooden sign into the frame to park it outside the shop as advertising. One thing led to another, and this project became a a serious rebuild with a fully custom hand-laced wheel set, new brakes, every part cleaned/ overhauled or replaced entirely with gems from my private bike parts collection..

So that’s the bike done- stay tuned for the signwriting stage of this project!

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