Simon Lee’s Stanridge Speed 77 Track Bike – Kyle Kelley

Simon Lee’s Stanridge Speed 77 Track Bike
Photos and words by Kyle Kelley

In 2015 while Simon was recovering from open heart surgery, he decided to piece together his dream track bike, a track bike that would pay homage to his family’s past and the land from which they came. This bike would function as a tool for Simon’s recovery, even though he wouldn’t be able to ride the bike for sometime, the process of putting together the perfect bike kept Simon busy for months.

Simon Lee's Stanridge Speed 77 Track Bike

The fully custom Stanridge Speed is enough to get heads turning, but then you’re taken straight to school while examining the rest of the bike. The first ever two tone Standridge Speed head badge would set the tone and the 77 painted on the down tube would honor Simon’s late Grandad who was an engineer in the Royal Air Force’s 77th Squadron. From there Simon would reach out to his friend Otto Carter, an engraver from Texas to engrave a set of Sugino 75s that would embody everything Simon Lee: his family initials, hometown soccer team, his now repaired heart, even his prescription medicine fit on to those two crank arms.

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And when you didn’t think this build could get anymore ridiculous, in comes Death Spray Custom with the fork! Simon has a thing for Death Spray, but who doesn’t? You can see Simon ripping around Venice on this beast almost everyday, and I’d highly suggest getting a better look at this bike and all it’s flair. That is…if you can catch him, he’s riding 52X16.

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  • helga thorne

    The stem throws off the entire aesthetic, but other than that, perfect bike

  • AdamEldridge

    Might be the largest HSP to date! Thx Simon, Kyle and John! I’ll be in philly next weekend with a crazy rossin tribute with period correct parts.

  • Kinkicycle.com

    Those Sugino’s are stunning! The football team is Cardiff right?

  • AdamBike99

    So good! Forking great DSC (of course).
    But, that Shizmano ring is so distracting and takes away from the amazing Otto engraved Sugino(!) crank. Get that thing outta there- it’s got no place on this beautiful and unique whip, lol!

  • rjkl

    That’s a spicy meatball

  • Ryan

    The personalized hand engravings are the crown jewel in my opinion.

  • Dirk
  • If there is a specific reason for that stem/bar setup, I can understand, even if it is visually at odds with the frame geometry. But like others have stated, what’s with that shimano chainring? That seems so out of place and such an odd choice and distracts heavily from all that incredibly rad engraving. Was there any thought behind the choice of chainring?

    • Project Ross

      It’s a Dura Ace Olympics chainring that runs $300-500+. It’s definitely there as a status thing.

      • Yea I know what it is and what it’s typically worth. You think it was chosen for only that reason? Seems kind of odd, considering I’d rather show off my death spray custom fork, or my hand engraved crank, instead of stealing the focus just to show off an expensive chainring. To each his own I guess.

        • Project Ross

          Unless the bike is in a velodrome I always assume that’s why someone is running one of those. Who knows though? To each his own, indeed.

  • mr. apodaca APODACA

    rad ass rocket ship

  • FireUrEngine

    Nice bike, the stem needs to point down. This bike screams speed.

  • ROTOMON

    Nice bar tape job there!