After a custom drawn steel race bike? Then It might be worth checking out this deal on the Fixie Inc Betty Leeds. The guys at Mosquito bikes have secured themselves the entire stock of 2009 Betty Leeds framesets and they are selling them for £750 pounds lopping £399 off the list price. They are also offering a choice of three build options, or you can go fully custom.
As well as the frame, the frameset also includes Reynolds' classy Ouzo Pro fork and a Rotor stem.
We tested the 2009 Betty Leeds at the back end of 2008 (check out the vid below) and if If you are in the market for a high end steel frameset or complete bike you could do a lot worse than check out the Betty Leeds a distinctive looking bike that delivers a really sweet ride - we weren't that keen on the DT Swiss Mon Chaperal wheels on ours but the rest of the kit was spot on and the finish is beautiful too. Nor is the Betty Leeds made from any old steel tubeset, it's custom drawn specifically for Fixie Inc.
Here are Mosquito's three standard build options
Sram Rival £1650: Mavic Aksium wheelset, Continental UltraSport tyres, Cane Creek S3 headset, Deda Big Piega bar, Deda Metal Stick seatpost, Selle Italia XO Genuine Gel saddle.
Sram Force £2000: American Classic Victory wheelset, Continental Grand Prix tyres, Cane Creek S3 headset, Deda Big Piega bar, Deda Metal Stick seatpost, Selle Italia XO Genuine Gel saddle.
Sram Force £2380: Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelset, Continental Grand Prix tyres, Chris King headset, Cinelli Graphis bar, Thomson Elite seatpost, Fizik Arione saddle.
Hmm… wonder how many Bettly Leeds framests the entire 2009 stock is? Answers on a postcard please…
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