one life on two wheels
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
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I'm putting together a touring fixed gear. A 1980 Trek frame, rear rack, panniers, full fenders, flip-flop hub...etc. I live in ultra-flat Florida, so fixed touring actually seems feasable here, lol. I'm young too (27) so I might as well do it here & now before I move up to the N. Carolina Mountains in a few years. Gears will obviously be returned to the bike at that point.
My plan is to have it built by the end of March & ride from my home in St. Pete, FL to Myakka State Park in 2 or 3 days solo. My girlfriend will drive down & meet me there, we're gonna camp a few days & I'm gonna ride back solo. It will be my first "tour" so I'm pretty stoked!
I finally have all the parts, (none of which are from the original bike, just the frame) now I just need it powdercoated & then build it up