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Old 11-11-07, 10:39 AM   #1
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A conversion to offend the purists

Here she is...the chain is a little slack and way off. I'm probably going to sell the cranks and put gears back on the frame. The 144 bolt circle doesn't make for too many friendly climbing gears. The main reason I did the conversion was because I had the wheel, and didn't want to deal with glue for tubulars. I might change that idea soon and add a Shimano 6 speed freewheel to some old Wolber tubbies. We'll see. I think grant petersen would be proud of the saddle and bar combo.

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Old 11-11-07, 11:10 AM   #2
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You need to flip those bars upside down. Other than that the only ofensive item is that ugly rear wheel. The frame is a perfect candidate for an FG. A 42T ring would work better as well.
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Old 11-11-07, 11:14 AM   #3
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im sorry there are just so many deep v's... and I wonder what people will be doing with the surplus of them in 20 years? hehe


.. It looks good though, put a front brake on it and enjoy it!

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Old 11-11-07, 04:57 PM   #4
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I concur Otis on the bar-flip. The only thing that offends meis the absence of brakes, which I consider a big safety risk. You did not commit the ultimate offense of amputating the right rear dropout's derailleur tab.
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Old 11-11-07, 05:02 PM   #5
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YO, ditch that threatening rear rim! Cut the bars down to about 10" wide so's you don't bang your knees and go man go.
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Old 11-11-07, 06:15 PM   #7
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I'm not a big fan of Deep Vs, but otherwise that's a fine conversion. Add a front brake for safety and flip the bar for true scorcher style.
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front brake...
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The gearing looks a bit tall, especially for brakeless. Oh, and some bar tape and plugs!
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Amputate the derailleur hanger and chain stay cable guides. Maybe put a behind-the-saddle double bottle cage back on too.
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Looks fine to me. I like the color of the frame. Just put some cork wrap and a front brake on. I had a pair of those handlebars that I ran that way, but I swapped them for north roads. There was too much reach for me.
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Old 11-12-07, 10:54 PM   #12
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I converted my vintage Ciocc BACK to a road bike. I like it much better as a road bike than a fixie.

Your conversion looks fine. I'm not a big fan of mustache bars [upside down even] or brakeless, but it's your bike.
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I like everything about it except the brakelessness. That's not good.
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Amputate the derailleur hanger and chain stay cable guides. Maybe put a behind-the-saddle double bottle cage back on too.

And where's the top tube protector?

bike looks fine other than the white Deep-V. And the lack of brakes. If you go over to the SS/FG forum, you'll find a nice thread denouncing Deep-V's. Funny since last year Deep-V's were being praised. But that's what happens when something becomes popular; aka jumping the shark.
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I would only be offended if you cut off the braze ons.

Aside from the bars, nice looking ride.
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Old 11-13-07, 09:21 PM   #16
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A bike being ridden regularly is better than a period perfect bike dislpayed as merely a fancy posession.
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My thoughts exactly!
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Old 11-14-07, 04:20 PM   #18
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A bike being ridden regularly is better than a period perfect bike dislpayed as merely a fancy posession.


I used to ride regularly, ....now I merely have fancy, period correct posessions on display.




FINE! ...Imma gonna go Ride!

OK, the sew-up equipped Lobster...no, maybe the Super Record Colnago Super?
..Oh,.. I should throw some pedals on the single speed Merlin & ride that.
Actually, the ol' Cannonball hasn't been fired up lately.
No, more retro, ...how about the Interclub?
Hmmm, nothing says "zippy" like the Hurricane though!
Or the Ferrari? Haven't driven that one in ages!
Right, I got the new tire for the Tour Easy. Whip that on, and I can tast ride the new "meat"!

Wooops, times up! ..No ride today.

But if I find some more time...I'll have somethin' to RIDE!

AND ABOUT THAT PURPLE BIKE!

I LIKE IT!

My top 3 list...

1) The front wheel should match that ultra cool rear wheel! Yes, I LIKE that deep V rim look on that bike!
The whitewall look goes with the purple IMHO.

2) With the bars set like that, I would use a much shorter reach (and possibly higher reach) stem.
If you flip the bars, you could probably stick with the stem you got.

3) Add a Campy front brake caliper and a Paul Love Lever on the right handlebar.
Good brakes are never a bad thing!
My single speed Merlin has that. It looks retro and works awesome(ly).

4) Post more pics when the details are done!
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Doc,

A suggestion - schedule your bikes at 50 mile intervals. Once you've done 50 on one, put it back and take the next one down on the rack.

Works for me - nothing's gathering dust in my garage . . . . . . with the exception of my Raleigh Sports.
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Old 11-15-07, 02:33 PM   #20
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A suggestion - schedule your bikes at 50 mile intervals. Once you've done 50 on one, put it back and take the next one down on the rack.
50 MILES?!?



That sadly, is an annual event these days.

guess I'm good for bikes 'til 2020 or so.
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