Half of the romance of a bicycle is the simplicity of its design. Two circles and a couple of triangles, some minutiae like cogs and teeth and a chain. After that, you may as well just paint it a nice colour and away you go. Rolling art. There are some people out there, however, who just can’t leave well enough alone.
Andrew White is one of those people. The editor of an excellent bicycle blog called Fyxomatosis, he is a man of impeccable taste and knowledge. Collaborating with Dan Hale of Shifterbikes, he’s put together countless bikes, each an example of perfection. This conversion of a Bianchi strada frame into a fixed gear is one of my favourites, however. All the right parts, seemingly thrown together without effort. Nitto risers, Campagnolo Super Record Strada cranks and a BREV. FYXOMATOSIS chainring, Bianchi Mundialita Selle Italia saddle, and special touches like Bianchi cables and housing, celeste grips and a Bianchi bidon. It all comes together on a bronzed pair of Velocity Deep Vs and Phil Wood hubs.
Andy is a purveyor of rare and unobtainable frames and components. If you have a dream frame or build, classic, modern, or a combination of both, he can facilitate it. Have a look at the gallery of his past builds for proof, and bookmark Fyxomatosis for a regular installment of bicycle perfection.