John Schlick has a car “thing” along with his bike “thing.” With a special spot for vintage race cars – mostly late 60’s and early 70’s. The Gulf Porsche 917 is maybe one of the most iconic race cars of all and he loves it! So much so that he decided to have one of Schlick Cycles Simplified bikes painted in this distinctive color scheme.
Early last year one of John's friends decided to make his old school GT dirt bike a two speed so his son could keep up with the family. That’s when he decided to make this Gulf Racing-inspired bike into a multi gear bike. The 2-speed SRAM hub is a cool piece! It automatically shifts into a higher gear when the wheel reaches a certain rpm. No shifters required!
To make the Gulf bike conversion, John looked closely at pictures of the Gulf Porsche 917 and tried to give this bike as much Gulf detail as possible. The wheels and spokes black with a chrome hub (in front, the 2 speed SRAM in back). WTB Thickslick tires and makes it road racey. Plus, a Ritchey cockpit.
This bike is truly a one of a kind. It is a proper road bike, with just enough gearing to get around town, or maybe go cruise your closest vintage car race paddocks.
- Schlick Cycles Custom Painted 58cm Simplified Road Frame
- Hand-built Wheels with Surly Front Hub and 2-speed SRAM Automatic 2-speed rRear Hub
- Ritchey WCS Cockpit
- Sugino Crank,
- Black Road Brake Calipers
- WTB Thickslick 700c x 25 Tires
If you are interested in having this unique bike for your own, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.