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Old 08-11-10, 09:45 AM   #1
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Classic Mini-velo

Alas, it's finally complete!
This bike has undergone some major transformation. Started off as a Formula 1 BMX bike I picked up cheap. Stripped off every component, turned it into a fun cruiser. Now, I present to you this lean mean road machine...

Frameset: SKYLINE Formula One BMX
Cranks: Pake 165mm cranks with 53t chainring
Wheels: 451mm rims with 20X 1 1/8 Kenda high pressure tires
Pedals: Shimano PD-A550
Saddle: Wrights W3N
Handlebar: Sakae Road Champion
Bar Tape: BBB Aluminum Tape
Brake Levers: Tektro R200
Brakes: Generic BMX calipers

When I first bought it

First transformation





with saddle bag

Everything came to be just under $200...

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Old 08-11-10, 10:26 AM   #2
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Very sweet indeed... Can imagine it tearing up the asphalt!
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Old 08-11-10, 10:36 AM   #3
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Very nice and especially for the budget.
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Old 08-11-10, 10:29 PM   #4
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Where's the folding mechanism?
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Where's the folding mechanism?
It's a minivelo, like the title says.....Great job!
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Old 08-12-10, 06:11 AM   #6
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Really nice, special_k. Reminds me I should have bought the Cannondale Hooligan after I test rode it.
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Old 08-12-10, 10:03 AM   #7
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Thanks! I'm looking for a suitcase within regulation size that'll fit the bike. I built the bike so I can bring it with me as a checked luggage.
I'll try to take pics of me on the bike.
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Old 08-14-10, 01:27 PM   #8
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You should be able to ship it cheaply since even though it can't break down like a folder, it should be seen as a kid's bike!
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The F1 BMX bikes made in the late 1980s were designed for parking lot races. It never really caught on and there are only a few hundred of those bikes in existence today.
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Old 08-23-10, 02:17 PM   #10
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ust cut down a cardboard box to fit the bike. 34"X 20"X8".
It's a really tight fit and the box bulges a little around the edges, but hopefully I won't get dinged!




weight in at about 27.4lbs right now...which leaves me with plenty of room for padding
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