Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Finally finished my first bike build.
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07-02-10, 01:38 AM
you might of seen my posts in pickups and some random threads asking for help. well here is the finished product. i am pretty happy how it turned out.
i built this bike to ride with my brother who is coming down from the bay area. after a couple of days of researching, buying parts from here and there, and joining bike forums, i simply fell in love with it.
i learned a lot of things while building this bike. some stuff i learned the hard way, like threading in my bottom bracket.
well thanks to all that help me with my problems and answering some of my stupid questions!
yes i know. i got a visp. i liked how it looked and i didnt want to spend too much on my first bike because i didnt know if i was going to like the hobby. i actually spent more than i anticipated, and i am planning on getting a front brake soon.
let me know what you guys think. positive and negative.
07-02-10, 01:39 AM
I like it a lot man goodjob.
Awesome first bike. Ther eis nothing wrong with a Visp. It is a cheaper frame but it rides and its a great start. Im actually looking into one myself.
07-02-10, 01:48 AM
I think you built her up nicely. Love it.
07-02-10, 01:52 AM
Haha garbage bin with a Supreme sticker.
Visp frames are fine, TejanoTrackie wrote a review about it . :thumb:
07-02-10, 01:55 AM
haha. i wanted to put that sticker to good use
thanks for the love everyone!
07-02-10, 07:56 AM
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07-02-10, 08:30 AM
flip your stem, bro. that is, unless you have baby arms.
07-02-10, 09:05 AM
Good job. Don't flip your stem if you don't want/need to flip your stem. I dig the way some stems look with a little rise and if it's comfortable for you, roll with it.
07-02-10, 10:40 AM
raised stem + spacers+ risers?
07-02-10, 11:12 AM
I'll flip the stem to see how it feels or even lower it by moving some spacers up. I am still experimenting with it, but the way I have it feels pretty comfortable.
The reason why I have the fork so long and have a few spacers is because I am planning on getting different handlebars down the road and I can always cut it down but can't do the opposite. Plus my headset is internal so it doesnt add any stack and I am planning on upgrading this janky one down the road too.
07-02-10, 11:30 AM
First, as a fellow VISP owner let me congratulate you on your impecable taste and great wisdom. Second, ignore all the bs advice and set the bike up the way it suits you. You are wise not to cut the steerer tube any further, which not only gives you future options in different bars and ride position, but will also make it a lot easier to sell the frame in the future is you decide to do so (ask Scrod about this). I like the look of your build and about the only thing I would suggest would be to remove the Velocity stickers and install a front brake for street use, especially if you don't have foot retention (clips/straps). :thumb:
07-02-10, 11:41 AM
I like this bike alot. Nice frame choice btw.
But maybe you should find more blue tires. They are kinda dark.
Maybe some of these? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120465097361&rvr_id=&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA=WXF%3F&GUID=333ef10e1290a0aad2e383d3feff7d10&itemid=120465097361&ff4=263602_263622
i've had purple tires for the lakers :D
One of these in purple up front and a skidding tire in the back.
07-02-10, 12:44 PM
thanks for all the compliments and advice
TejanoTrackie: the first thing on my to get list is a front brake. My funds are low as of now but it will be the first thing I get when I get my next paycheck. As for now, I am just taking it easy and riding around my block trying to get the hang of things. I dont dare to hit the streets until I get a front brake
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