Short John with Di2
A customer enters Buddha Bikes and asks:
"I have this old Short John. I love it. How much can we upgrade it?"
Rarely have we had such a great encounter between the new and the old.
The frame had to be repainted. Very impact resistant and pretty. Powder coating with an extra layer of clear coat for depth and lots of shine. In a specific color chosen by the customer.
It should, of course, have integrated dynamo lightning. No discussion there.
The customer wanted internal gears, but not the ordinary kind. So we HAD to equip this old fully restored case with a very modern electronic gearshift, Shimano Alfine Di2. Nothing less could then do it.
And then of course hydraulic disc brakes while we already are going full-modern on it.