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Old 10-10-12, 05:45 PM   #1
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commuter bike project before and after


I started off with a panasonic dx1000 (I think 84? not sure the year. mid 80s though) that I got off craigslist for $20 or $30.
Basically I disassembled the whole thing, stripped the frame and forks to bare metal, and painted them. 2 coats primer, 3 coats gold, 4 coats black, white pinstriping tape, 2 coats clear. (not bad for rattle can paint job if I do say so myself.)
It used to have 27 1/4 wheels which I changed over to 700x23c with a flip flop hub. wrapped up the bars with fizik tape, and put on a new seat post, but used the saddle off my felt f85. running a 1/8 half link chain, with 52/16 fixed gear (16t freewheel on other side) I wanted to go down to a 46t crank, but I couldn't find any for cheap that were decent quality.
Also put on some double sided wellgo pedals. platform on one side, spd on the other.

I'm just gonna use this as a commuter around town, and maybe for a little training to round out my stroke with the fixed gear.
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Old 10-10-12, 10:59 PM   #2
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Old 10-11-12, 04:28 PM   #3
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Looks good.

What's up with the different pedals?

Tom
Well my gym has spd pedals on the spin bikes, so if I ever ride this to the gym, I can wear my cycling shoes. But if I'm just riding around town like to a grocery store or something, I can just wear regular shoes.
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Old 10-15-12, 05:26 AM   #4
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