Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: detroit area
Bikes: mongoose pro dx mtb, r20
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well ive got it together and everything fits well. i've got plenty of clearace between the crank and rear brake and it works great. got a straight chainline by lots of trial and error. the bb is a un25 113 wide. (my threads were too shallow for the un72) the fixed cup went in all the way and a little sanding on the plastic cup and a spacer from that fit perfectly(junk drawer find) got it fitting nice and tight. 6th gear is about my limit right now for just cruising around. i am running 46 teeth on the crank and 25 in back with 175 arms. next time i think i'll use a 44 or 45. tomorrow i've got a friend whose gonna copy the soma high rider stem a few inches longer for me on the lathe. (thank god for free machining) i built this bike to take to metro beach in michigan and use on the bike path there and wanted a more upright position. i had a heart attack at 36 and need to stay in shape. with my work hours a trunk bike is more convenient than my mtb and i can go ride at a moments notice. these forums are the best for the wealth of info and i couldnt have finished this project without them. pics of the finished bike will be posted a soon as i get another computer. using my phone right now.
almost forgot, i dont have the badges but will be lookin at the ann arbor bike show lookin for some the last sunday this month.