Not classic, vaugely vintage, but I figured the C&V forum would enjoy these photos more then the fixie forum.
The Trek 830 Antelope was a terribly rusty heap that I bought from a local seller for $5. Had everything but a seatpost and saddle - yet, the only thing reasonably salvagable was the frameset, which required intensive rubbing with polishing compound to bring back to decent condition.
An inspiration this morning gave me the idea to mount the Omni RST shock fork to it when I built it up today. I'm aiming to attract the C-List messengers with this one - it will be a singlespeed when all is said and done. Having a bit of trouble with the bar extension slipping, I believe this is as it requires two bolts that pinch the bar from the bottom. Not sure. Second photo shows it with the bars cut.
The Randor is the quitessential 1980's Bike Boom special, originally equipped with quite a few steel components. This one was being thrown out on trash day about 5-6 months ago - complete with solid rust brakeset, handlebar, and EA3/26X1-3/8"-sized rear wheel. The frame's condition, however, was in stark contrast to the deteriorating components around it.
I decided to see if a spare pair of Ritchey 700Cs would clear the frame, and I was quite happy to see that they did. Fueled by this morning's work on the Trek 830, I instantly got an idea to build a track-inspired fixie out of this thing.
In about 5 minutes, the rusted components had been ripped off of it, and I proceeded to raid the parts bins for some suitable parts. Came up with an AVA bar (left over from the '71 Continental project) that resembles a Cinelli Criterium, a Sakae stem - of which I shoved most of it into the steerer tube, a lone Aero Grand Compe lever, and a spare Huffy saddle and post. Not bad for about 15 minutes of work.
The tough stuff comes later...BB job; digging up suitable cotterless cranks; redishing the rear wheel and installing a BMX flip-flop hub; etc...
Enjoy the photos.