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Old 07-23-11, 03:51 PM   #1
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Vintage MTB reworked as Dutchie Style City Bike

kind of...

Picked this up for $35 a while back. New bars, new housing and cable, that's it so far. Needs some beautification on the seat tube QR, and possibly a new seat post and a sprung brooks saddle.

I like it.





need to get a front hanger for the brake housing still...




As you can see the frame is in hard shape. But I decided to leave it that way, to deter theft.




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Old 07-23-11, 04:36 PM   #2
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Needs more stem.
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Old 07-23-11, 05:43 PM   #3
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i was aiming for a huge cockpit like that. I wanted to be, and am, completely upright on the bike.
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Perfect city bike! Even has nutted axles. The Exage 300 components will serve you well. Those look like Weinmann concave rims.
Interesting frame, with monostay triangle. Might be a Giant.
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That cockpit looks TIGHT! I've generally had problems when I tried getting away from straight bars with a MTB. If you can get that comfortable, I think it'd make a lot more sense than the real dutch bikes - it should be lighter and more versatile.
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i'd flip the bars and lower the stem a bit, but whatever works

you need fenders and slick tires to complete the look imo
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That cockpit looks TIGHT! I've generally had problems when I tried getting away from straight bars with a MTB. If you can get that comfortable, I think it'd make a lot more sense than the real dutch bikes - it should be lighter and more versatile.
Yeah it is a bit tight, but not so bad since I put the seat back a little. Still it's a "knees out" kind of ride on the turns. lol.
Frame is a little heavier than I would like, but not too bad.

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Perfect city bike! Even has nutted axles. The Exage 300 components will serve you well. Those look like Weinmann concave rims.
Interesting frame, with monostay triangle. Might be a Giant.
Yeah I'm liking the Exage so far, and the nutted axles are definitely a bonus in this case. It has Suzue Hubs too (I think the rims might be Araya).

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i'd flip the bars and lower the stem a bit, but whatever works

you need fenders and slick tires to complete the look imo
Stem/bars are one piece so they can't be flipped. It was a cheap way to get a tall stem and wide bars. A LBS was taking them off a Viva bike to open them up a bit, and had a few of these just lying around, so I got them for $20. I'm hoping to put either some Big Apples or some Bontragger white walls on her, and hopefully some chrome fenders.
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Bar tape either needs to go further or not as far.
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Just remember to pass the dutchie on the left hand side
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Bar tape either needs to go further or not as far.

yeah you may be right. Will probably shorten it a little.
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I dig it!

I like mountain bike derailleurs, even though I don't ride mountain bikes.

I suggest regular grips. You'll like them.
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Stem/bars are one piece so they can't be flipped. It was a cheap way to get a tall stem and wide bars. A LBS was taking them off a Viva bike to open them up a bit, and had a few of these just lying around, so I got them for $20. I'm hoping to put either some Big Apples or some Bontragger white walls on her, and hopefully some chrome fenders.
The cream colored big apples are a mistake. If you buy them for your bike, you will instantly be taken with how cool it looks, and all of a sudden you'll start buying cosmetic upgrades for your beater bike. I already lost one beater to those tires.
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