Text 1 Jan 101 notes Happy New Year from all of us @ WGB!

We’ve been absent from the blog for a bit and hope to return with more regular updates in 2012.  In the mean time, check out some of the custom and restoration work we do - here is a Gitane Grand Sport frame powdercoated and rebuilt as a 3 speed porteur bike. Custom wheels by Tahn.  

Production Frame-Custom Build

Frame/Fork: 1972 Gitane Grand Sport

Handlebar: Philippe City bars

Stem: Philippe Milremo

Seatpost: Campagnolo Chorus

Saddle: Brooks B17

Headset: Unknown French manufacturer

Brakes: Mafac Racers

Brake Levers: Soma Reverse levers

Custom Wheels:  Sunshine 1982 sealed bearing front hub, Sturmey Archer S3X “Fixed Gear” rear, Salsa Delgado Cross rims

Tires: Panaracer Pasela 32

Cranks/BB: TA Specialites Pro 5 Vis cranks with Campagnolo Nuovo Record BB

Gearing: 46t TA Specialites Pro 5 chainring, 16t Excess freewheel

Shifters: Sturmey Archer 3 speed, adapted as a downtube shifter on a single sided Campagnolo clamp

Pedals: Lyotard Quill pedals

Saddle Bag: Acorn 

Fenders and Porteur Rack: Velo Orange


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