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    Fat Guy on a Little Bike KonAaron Snake's Avatar
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    Ultimate Aesthetics

    A fun game for the week since it's been slow.

    Build the ultimate beautiful Frankenstein...

    Here are the rules:

    1. Function doesn't count. This is for beauty ONLY.
    2. The parts DO have to all work together.
    3. Any era for any part is possible, but it has to be able to work together. Modifications are allowed to make it fit.
    4. You must use a MINIMUM of 3 distinct groups...you can't just drop on an entire c-record group. The idea is to combine things.
    5. NO ICS or things that are modified by others. NO DRILLIUM, unless it was offered stock.
    6. You must select everything visual...frame/fork optional...as are parts you can't see.
    Last edited by KonAaron Snake; 04-25-11 at 02:23 PM.

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    Fat Guy on a Little Bike KonAaron Snake's Avatar
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    Mine -

    HS – silver OMAS
    Cranks – Mavic Starfish
    Calipers – Chorus Monoplanar or Deltas…can’t decide
    Levers – Dia Compe NGC Gran Compes
    Rear derailleur – c-record
    Shifters – simplex retrofriction
    Front derailleur – 4 hole SR
    Stem – Cinelli 1r
    Hubs – sheriff stars
    Bars – Dura Ace
    Rims – campy omegas
    Tires – rolly pollys
    Saddle – black rolls
    Tape – black handle bra with gold thread and whatever matches the stem
    Seatpost - Campagnolo non-aero C-record
    Silca pump w/Campy head
    Last edited by KonAaron Snake; 04-25-11 at 02:54 PM.

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    sweet. What frame would it go on?

    I'll take a shot:

    Rear Hub: Alfine 11 with a doubled up 22 and 20T cog
    Front Hub: VO Switchable Dynamo
    Rims: Grand Bois Rims
    Tires: Challenge Tires
    Crankset: TA Cyclotouriste - Single Chainring
    Rear Derailleur: 70's Campagnolo Record
    Shifting: Single friction barcon mounted on the left for the RD and 11 speed Shimano Alfine Barcon on the Right
    Headset: Stronglight A9
    Stem: GB
    Handlebars: Nitto Albatross
    Bar Wrap: VO Elkhide.
    Brake Levers: Vintage BMX style
    Brake Calipers: Mafac Racer
    Seatpost: SR Apex - Fluted
    Saddle: Brooks Flyer
    Fenders: SKS Longboard
    Headlight: Schmidt EDelux
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    Fat Guy on a Little Bike KonAaron Snake's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
    sweet. What frame would it go on?

    I'll take a shot:

    Rear Hub: Alfine 11 with a doubled up 22 and 20T cog
    Front Hub: VO Switchable Dynamo
    Rims: Grand Bois Rims
    Tires: Challenge Tires
    Crankset: TA Cyclotouriste - Single Chainring
    Rear Derailleur: 70's Campagnolo Record
    Shifting: Single friction barcon mounted on the left for the RD and 11 speed Shimano Alfine Barcon on the Right
    Headset: Stronglight A9
    Stem: GB
    Handlebars: Nitto Albatross
    Bar Wrap: VO Elkhide.
    Brake Levers: Vintage BMX style
    Brake Calipers: Mafac Racer
    Seatpost: SR Apex - Fluted
    Saddle: Brooks Flyer
    Fenders: SKS Longboard
    Headlight: Schmidt EDelux
    I didn't have anything particular in mind...something Italian styled Columbus, mid-80s. Your's is very cool!

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    This thread is useless without pics. Seriously.

    It's a great idea but its ultimate extension should be an actual build.

    J

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    Fat Guy on a Little Bike KonAaron Snake's Avatar
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    I wish I had the cash and parts bin for that! It requires a little imagination, but I can understand that it might not be fun for everyone.

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    Thanks Aaron, I think this a pretty cool thought exercize...If I hit the lottery I'll put it into motion

    Mine is intended to be built (most ideally) on a Bates Cantiflex frame with Diadrant Forks

    like this but more tastefully painted
    batesveg51.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by afilado View Post
    It's a great idea but its ultimate extension should be an actual build.
    What I listed is sorta the Dream version of my next build. The real thing will be similar in function, but with cheaper substitutions for most of those parts
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post

    1. Function doesn't count. This is for beauty ONLY.
    2. The parts DO have to all work together.
    3. Any era for any part is possible, but it has to be able to work together. Modifications are allowed to make it fit.
    4. You must use a MINIMUM of 3 distinct groups...you can't just drop on an entire c-record group. The idea is to combine things.
    5. NO ICS or things that are modified by others. NO DRILLIUM, unless it was offered stock.
    6. You must select everything visual...frame/fork optional...as are parts you can't see.
    Hmm... here's my frankebike:

    1. Function actually counts in my case. This is a usable, purpose-built bike.

    2. Everything was chosen to work very well together.

    3. Everything works together, and parts were modified to fit: fenders modified, taillight modified, front rack modified, BB modified... heck, the frame itself was modified.

    4.
    • 1984 shogun frame/fork (modified)
    • 1980s Suntour RD
    • 1970s Huret FD
    • 1960s TA cranks
    • 2011 TA chainrings
    • 1995 Shimano BB
    • 1970s Suntour shifters
    • 1984 SR seatpost
    • 1980s Nitto stem
    • 2011 Lumotec headlight and taillight (modified)
    • 2011 wheelset
    • 2011 Tektro brake levers
    • 1950s MAFAC canti brakes
    • 1970s Belleri bars
    • 1950s Soubitez taillight (modified)
    • 2011 VO fenders, front rack, bottle cages, decaleur
    • 1990s MKS pedals

    [I think that qualifies as multigenerational frankenbike as it spans the 1950s thorugh 2011, with Japanese, French, Austrailian and Tawianese component!]

    5. I did all the mods myself
    6. I selected everything

    Does this qualify?

    Last edited by southpawboston; 04-25-11 at 06:46 PM.
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    Here's a frankenbike that I hope to have some day:

    1) Mercian Vincitore Frame (plans of ordering one always come so close but never to fruition. ahh... someday)
    2) Centaur Alloy 10 speed Drive Train (Got it)
    3) Centaur 10 speed Flat Bar Brake Levers/Controls
    4) NOS Record Crankset (Got it)
    5) NOS Titan Ultra Stem (Got it)
    6) Lauterwasser Bars - Not Soma (Got it)
    7) Butchered Brown Leather Brooks B17N
    8) Cork Grips
    9) Son Schmidt Dyno Front Hub
    10) Schmidt E6 Headlights
    11) Custom Front Rack with Headlight Mounts
    12) Cream Schwalbe Tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
    Hmm... here's my frankebike:

    1. Function actually counts in my case. This is a usable, purpose-built bike.

    2. Everything was chosen to work very well together.

    3. Everything works together, and parts were modified to fit: fenders modified, taillight modified, front rack modified, BB modified... heck, the frame itself was modified.

    4.
    • 1984 shogun frame/fork (modified)
    • 1980s Suntour RD
    • 1970s Huret FD
    • 1960s TA cranks
    • 2011 TA chainrings
    • 1995 Shimano BB
    • 1970s Suntour shifters
    • 1984 SR seatpost
    • 1980s Nitto stem
    • 2011 Lumotec headlight and taillight (modified)
    • 2011 wheelset
    • 2011 Tektro brake levers
    • 1950s MAFAC canti brakes
    • 1970s Belleri bars
    • 1950s Soubitez taillight (modified)
    • 2011 VO fenders, front rack, bottle cages, decaleur
    • 1990s MKS pedals

    [I think that qualifies as multigenerational frankenbike as it spans the 1050s thorugh 2001, with Japanese, French, Austrailian and Tawianese component!]

    5. I did all the mods myself
    6. I selected everything

    Does this qualify?


    I seriously love that bike more every time I see it. It's absolutely perfect.
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    Senior Member southpawboston's Avatar
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    Or my wife's Soma mixte (parts span 1984-2011):


    • 2011 Soma frame/fork
    • 2011 Shimano IGH
    • 1985 Takagi crankset
    • 1984 Tange BB
    • 2011 Kalloy seat post
    • 2011 VO stem
    • 2011 VO wheelset
    • 1992 Shimano brake levers
    • 2011 Tektro brakes
    • 2010 Nitto bars
    • 2011 VO fenders (modified), bottle cages
    • 2009 MKS pedals


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    This bike started out all Super Record, but has evolved over the years. My old legs no longer appreciated the 53/42 chainrings on the Super Record crank, so a Zeus 2000 with 48/36 chainrings has replaced it (factory drillium and Ti bottom bracket, of course). The Superleggero pedals were replaced by Look-made Campagnolo clipless pedals. The Record shifters were replaced by Simplex Retrofriction.


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    Cool bikes guys!

    This:
    Quote Originally Posted by steppinthefunk View Post
    Here's a frankenbike that I hope to have some day:

    1) Mercian Vincitore Frame (plans of ordering one always come so close but never to fruition. ahh... someday)
    2) Centaur Alloy 10 speed Drive Train (Got it)
    3) Centaur 10 speed Flat Bar Brake Levers/Controls
    4) NOS Record Crankset (Got it)
    5) NOS Titan Ultra Stem (Got it)
    6) Lauterwasser Bars - Not Soma (Got it)
    7) Butchered Brown Leather Brooks B17N
    8) Cork Grips
    9) Son Schmidt Dyno Front Hub
    10) Schmidt E6 Headlights
    11) Custom Front Rack with Headlight Mounts
    12) Cream Schwalbe Tires
    Sounds really cool. I've never ridden a campy equipped bike and I'd really like to.

    I'd also love to own a late-70's Titanium bike with as much titanium bits as possible on it. I think titanium is totally awesome.
    --Don't Panic.

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    Sweetness!
    I dont know how to post pics yet...
    I have a '74 Fuji S10-S frame:

    Colour: BMW Monaco Blue w/ chrome forks. Bright Yellow bar tape & cable housing
    Derailleur front/rear: '68 Campy Valentino w/ down-bar shifters
    Hubs: '50s Gnutti
    Brakes: Dia Compe center pulls
    Rims: vintage 27" Ambrosio
    Tires: Kenda 27x1-1/8"
    Bars: Nitto Olympiade 114
    Saddle: Bontrager

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    I like this idea. I don't have any good pics, but here's how my Riv is built up:

    '96 Rivendell Road frame and fork, light blue
    Headset: Stronglight roller-bearing (forget the model)
    Brake calipers: Dura-Ace 1st-generation, black
    Brake levers: Campagnolo C-Record Aero (white hoods which don't really go with the rest of the bike...)
    Derailleurs: Suntour Cyclone, black
    Shifters: Suntour Superbe pro (six-speed index in friction/power-ratchet mode)
    Wheels: Bullseye hubs / Mavic rims (Module-E front, MA-2 rear)
    Bars: Nitto 104
    Stem: Nitto Dynamic
    Crank: Nervar Star
    Pedals: Avocet plastic "aero" platforms, black (I think they're model III)
    Seatpost: Suntour Superbe
    Saddle: Brooks B-17

    I'm in the process of doing some re-configuring, though I'm the king of Not Getting Things Done lately. I have some Dia-Compe Aero levers with gum hood that will look good on there, I think, and probably fenders. Might also try an old 49D crank I have but the left arm is shot. Want to put fenders on it too - silver aluminum, of course. I guess the theme is blue and silver with black accents.
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