The Street Triple 675 is a damn good bike. Over the years, we’ve yet to meet an owner who doesn’t rave about their ride, and road tests are universally appreciative.
But like virtually all factory bikes of a sporting bent, the Street Triple has decidedly ‘contemporary’ styling. And there are folks who think it deserves more of a classic vibe.
One of those folks is American Bob Ranew. He runs Redeemed Cycles as a sideline, based in his home workshop in the small town of Garner—an old stop on the North Carolina Railroad.
“I’m just a guy with a shed on the side of his house who builds at night and on weekends,” he says with a note of self-deprecation.
Bob works as a creative director by day, but his primary passion has always been bikes.…