Following on from yesterdays post, here is some more news on how things are manifesting for Riparato Fixed Gear.
First some background info on Riparato:
Riparato Fixed Gear takes second hand bikes, converts and customises them to “fixed gear” (google it), before carrying out thorough restoration and design including custom respray and addition of shiny new custom parts to make them into works of art that ride like a dream.
The Story So Far
We had been looking on ebay for a week or so for bikes that are suitable to convert into a custom DELIBERATE fixed gear bike. Many on eBay are selling at very high prices and there is also the postage to factor in which tends to be high. The bike we are searching for is to be the second Riparato custom job for DELIBERATE. It is a smaller size than most standard owing to the fact that I am 5′ 5″. We are watching a few but nothing solid had presented yet.
I have just received a call from Riparato Fixed Gear to inform me that they have just made “possibly the best contact in the world” with a supplier who will provide all of the required second hand bikes you can imagine for the Riparato Custom Bike Project.
This contact has a container of over 200 used bikes from police auctions and the like along with 4 other contacts of his who can supply even more if he doesn’t have the required size. It is located in the same town which means no postage costs. It is the ideal situation.
This came as a result of an exploratory trip and talking to the supplier and sharing the Riparato vision with him. Infact he was already familiar with Riparato as he had seen the first ever conversion being ridden around town (unmistakeably green, pictured above).
Already a vintage classic 80s Peugeot has been acquired today and is next in line for a custom conversion. We can’t wait to go through the process and see what the result is. He is sourcing a 20″ frame for the Deliberate conversion so we expect that to be in the works soon.
Posts coming on the FLOW aspect of what its like to ride a fixed gear and the philosophy behind it soon from Mr Riparato himself. I gather it is an almost spiritual experience that requires high levels of alertness and a state of meditation in motion.
The channels open and all manner of things flow to the person that believes.
Keep your eyes on the goal, you do not need to know how or where things are going to come from, keep your inner ear open and go where directed. Expect to be assisted by friendly people and unexpected sources!
More manifestation news coming soon…
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