Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-17-05, 03:25 PM   #1
Devolution
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Pittsburgh!
Bikes: Track bike, road fixed, cross fixed, two single speed mountain.
Posts: 311
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New (to me) keirin frame - Vivalo

Lookee what the postal service delivered this morning... 58x58 Vivalo keirin frame. Great shape, some paint wear but no dents. Already ordered matching red, non-machined Deep V rims. It'll be a months long project of piecing it all together, certainly not helped by the impending winter gas bills, but it'll happen eventually.

-brad
Devolution is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-05, 03:33 PM   #2
12XU
Dismount Run Remount etc.
 
12XU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Some Latitude and Some Longitude
Bikes: A couple customs and some beaters.
Posts: 2,235
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devolution
Lookee what the postal service delivered this morning... 58x58 Vivalo keirin frame. Great shape, some paint wear but no dents. Already ordered matching red, non-machined Deep V rims. It'll be a months long project of piecing it all together, certainly not helped by the impending winter gas bills, but it'll happen eventually.

-brad
Where in the world did you find an NJS frame that size? Do you have a friend in Japan?
12XU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-05, 03:35 PM   #3
rithem
Foward Leaning Attitude
 
rithem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: RHODE-MF-ISLAND
Bikes:
Posts: 851
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devolution
Lookee what the postal service delivered this morning... 58x58 Vivalo keirin frame. Great shape, some paint wear but no dents. Already ordered matching red, non-machined Deep V rims. It'll be a months long project of piecing it all together, certainly not helped by the impending winter gas bills, but it'll happen eventually.

-brad
Nice! Who needs heat anyway.
rithem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-05, 03:37 PM   #4
pitboss
cxmagazine dot com
 
pitboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: WI
Bikes: Titus road, Fort CX
Posts: 8,269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dirtragger got the hook-ups.

If I see that frame with 'cross knobbies, it's over.
pitboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-05, 03:38 PM   #5
TristanZ
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i pretty much have the same frame, but 51cm. its taking me awhile to get the money together to build it all up. soon though.
TristanZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-05, 03:40 PM   #6
12XU
Dismount Run Remount etc.
 
12XU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Some Latitude and Some Longitude
Bikes: A couple customs and some beaters.
Posts: 2,235
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ATTN: People without proper funding.

Just send me the frame, as that's the only thing I need to complete my set-up.
12XU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-05, 04:54 PM   #7
Devolution
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Pittsburgh!
Bikes: Track bike, road fixed, cross fixed, two single speed mountain.
Posts: 311
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 12XU
Where in the world did you find an NJS frame that size?
Japan.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 12XU
Do you have a friend in Japan?
Yes.

The frame came from e-framebank.com, through a friend I've known for a few years via email through the office, and finally met at the messenger worlds in NYC this past summer. ~$400 with shipping! Totally worth it for the quality of frame, screw the NJS stamp. I just wanted a classic looking, modern lugged steel track frame. Best bang for the buck by far. At the office today we all did a bit of drooling over this one.

So you have the full NJS build here in Pittsburgh, and I have the NJS frame that fits you in Pittsburgh. Thats sort of funny, 'specially since I'm not planning an NJS build. 32 spokes and chopped risers, with a separate drop bar setup for those days when I'm feeling fast, or want to ride the rollers. Crankset and stem are going to be the hard pieces for me...

Tried to pull some strings and get a set of D/A high flange hubs, but no dice. Wearing a Campy hat to a Shimano press camp wasn't the wisest thing I've ever done.

-brad
Devolution is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-05, 05:00 PM   #8
baxtefer
Cornucopia of Awesomeness
 
baxtefer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: not where i used to be
Bikes:
Posts: 4,847
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i had my eye on that frame
damn you!
and damn you mike in japan for being so slow!
baxtefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-05, 05:08 PM   #9
Devolution
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Pittsburgh!
Bikes: Track bike, road fixed, cross fixed, two single speed mountain.
Posts: 311
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by baxtefer
i had my eye on that frame
damn you!
and damn you mike in japan for being so slow!
At least you have one less person with a good Japan connection looking for your size frame... Small consolation, but?

I looked at that site for 6 months or so before I found a frame with a 58cm top tube, and it just happened to be this one, in near-perfect shape. Did you see the one on there with a 59cm seat tube but a really short, like 53cm or something top tube? The picture looks like a normal bike, and I'm wondering if the top tube measurement isn't off. Might be worth having someone write in and ask about.

This one... Way steep seat tube, but that top tube measurement has to be off. Amazing shape...

http://www.e-framebank.com/5901.htm

-brad
Devolution is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-05, 05:39 PM   #10
baxtefer
Cornucopia of Awesomeness
 
baxtefer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: not where i used to be
Bikes:
Posts: 4,847
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
this is the second 58cm i've seen on e-framebank in the last 6 months or so.
the other was was also yoinked by someone on BF.

oh well, i'll just have to go custom next year.
baxtefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-05, 08:10 PM   #11
Terror_in_pink
Senior Member
 
Terror_in_pink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: Custom Holland Ti road bike, Custom track bike I traded a painting for.
Posts: 2,047
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
you can be my twin

although im changing my wheel set-up soonish.
__________________
Ode to the after work nap ( ride your bike instead)

Ode to the nap
The evil, evil nap
It lures
you succumb
But only with good intent
Shortly I will rise
But you do not.
Do not succumb
To the evil, evil nap
Terror_in_pink is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:30 AM.