Jacques’s 650b Randonneuse
Jacques wanted for a long time to find a 650b classic randonneuse such as the one that got stolen from him a few years ago. The idea of making a classic randonneuse immediately enthused me and after discussion we agreed on the details of the project.
This lightweight 650b randonneuse is certainly classic in style while integrating technically elements of modernity in particular through the use of Reynolds 853 tubes, some of which in ProTeam version and the installation of disc brakes whose postmount (PM) type supports allow the installation of the calipers without the need to have adapters.
The construction is executed by silver brazing the lugs. The head tube and set tube lugs are hand polished stainless steel.
The metallic basalt gray paint combined with the stainless steel lugs or polished aluminum are a real aesthetics success, what do you think?
Frame and fork: Reynolds 853
Construction: Silver brazed lugs
Brakes: Hayes CX5 160mm rotor upfront 140mm rotor at the back
Wheels: Hope Pro 4 hubs, Sapim double butted spokes and Grand Bois rims
Tyres: Grand Bois Cyprès extra léger
Saddle: Selle SMP
Transmission: SUN XCD Crank with Spécialités T.A. 42x28 chainrings; Cassete IRD 7 speed 13-28
Dérailleurs: Campagnolo Véloce silver
Mudguards: Bastia aluminium
Handlebar: Nitto randonneuse 42cm