Introductions - Im new ! almost done building my first bike!
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Hi! Im Steven, I been looking on this website for ages for advice on building my first bike up and now that the build is almost complete, its time to show exactly what I have done so far, its a single speed bike I build, designed, and painted myself, before this I never even ridden a bike! the estimated weight will be 10.5 pounds. by the way the reynolds decals are comming off to be replaced with the new black and white zipps, for visual reasons ! Hope you like!, if you could give me any advice I would be gratefull! cheers and thanks for looking ![
07-30-09, 08:35 PM
Welcome to Bike Forums. That's a nice looking bike! You should post the photos in the Singlespeed & Fixed Gear forum.
Siu Blue Wind
07-31-09, 12:39 AM
Wow that IS cool! My first build looked nothing as nice as yours. :o
Welcome to Bike Forums! :)
Thanks! well its taken me a while to plan, and find all the parts within my budget! do you have any advice ? im planning to put a dura ace 7410 crankset on it with 48t chain ring with a rear of 18 teeth on the cog. the bottom bracket is a royce titanium 103mm english 68 shell and finally kcnc brakes, they weigh 164grams a pair! any1 have experience with them?
07-31-09, 06:31 AM
Is that a vertical dropout in the back? Can you adjust your chain tension? Nice looking bike!
Hi!, its horizontal or semi on the mock up the chain tension was perfect, very lucky i suppose that i didnt need a tensioner. thanks for the kind words! im hopeing to have it all done in the next couple of weeks!
Siu Blue Wind
07-31-09, 08:50 AM
Your bike is much better than mine and you are asking if I have advice?? I need to ask YOU for advice! *jealous* :lol:
You might want to check out the mechanics section we have here or SS/FG.
Ha ha thanks for the kind words, but im still a novice with bike building and bikes! do you have any pics of yours i would love to see!
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