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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...
    Last edited by special_k; 08-23-10 at 02:15 PM. Reason: added pics

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    Very sweet indeed... Can imagine it tearing up the asphalt!

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    Very nice and especially for the budget.
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    Where's the folding mechanism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urbanis View Post
    Where's the folding mechanism?
    It's a minivelo, like the title says.....Great job!
    Why buy 10 cheap bikes when one nice one will last longer!

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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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    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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    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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    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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