The Guzzi Project *1. As I bought it
Its yonks since i had a project, the last bike i renovated was a Guzzi T3 about 14 years ago. It had been my road bike for a few years and needed an overhaul. For the last 5 and a half years i’ve been making stuff full time for everybody else, so i thought its about time i did some for me! I sold my last bikes 3 years ago and this is the first time since i was 17 that i don’t own a bike, its a weird feeling i can tell you!
So I’ve bought a Moto Guzzi V50II from my friend, its a shed. My idea is to lighten it as much as i possibly can using only metal, as metal is what i do. So no carbon or anything easy, just lots of titanium and alloy. I’m tempted to have a lightweight frame made for it, but i want to keep the big chunks as standard, so oem frame and wheels, but everything else is fair game!
This is how it looked when i bought it, it actually looked a lot better stood in my yard than it did when i started to strip it down. It had been stood under a cover outside for over a year so I had happy hours with a grinder to get half the nuts and bolts off!