Peter is from the States, but lives in the U.K. This bares little relevance to the story, I am just giving some background information.
Peter rides to work, I am unsure of what he does or where he works, but I know he carries his son around on his bike a lot.
He came and bought a bike off Rob a year or so ago. Sadly he had a crash, and although he came off relatively unscathed, the bike was a write off, all but for one hub which he managed to salvage. Bravo Peter.
Peter needed a new bike prompto. He came to the shop and the Freddie Grubb frameset caught his eye (he found it attractive, it didn’t blind him fortunately, he isn’t that accident prone).
Peter from the States was in the favourable position of commissioning a build, which meant he could have what he wanted and how he wanted it.
So he took:-
1 x1950′s Freddie Grubb frame,
1 x 3 speed Sturmey Archer hub,
1 x (salvaged) dynamo hub,
1 x set of Mavic touring rims,
1 x Brooks saddle,
2 x rolls of leather bar tape,
1 x Cinelli stem
1 x set of Cinelli drops.
The story takes a twist. This is because Peter from the States happened to have a 3Rensho in Robs’ size. It only took a 2 minute ride of the 3 Rensho for Rob to decide it was the ride of his life.
A bit of wheeling and dealing went on, numbers were talked of in hushed tones, and a deal was struck. You don’t need all the details, but lets just say everyone was happy.
The bike turned out to be an absolute belter, and Peter was pleased as punch.Rob was also happy as he had new bit of kit to play out on.
Just to think it all started out with an accident, every loud has a silver lining eh.