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    New fixie project...check out this frame.

    http://groups.msn.com/BicyclingForum...o&PhotoID=5115


    Near as I can tell it is from the late '70's...Alan aluminum...but the cool thing is, the cable guides are all chrome and bolted on...

    http://groups.msn.com/BicyclingForum...o&PhotoID=5116

    http://groups.msn.com/BicyclingForum...o&PhotoID=5114

    http://groups.msn.com/BicyclingForum...o&PhotoID=5117

    I plan on making it a Fixed gear, but am half tempted to find some vintage campy parts and make a retro.
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    try finding old campys and the old wheelset that came with that vintage racer and restore it...

    fixies are great, but that frame "needs" to be with its old campy buddies....

    BTW: those lugs are beautiful! and that fork is sexy! drool....
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    Yeah-turning such a great old frame into a fixie would be a crime.
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    Looks like a restoration to me. I worked on an Atla recently that was form the 50s - 60s time frame. It had what look like identical bolt-on cable guides (they're Campy, right?). Since that seat tube graphic looks a little older than the 70s, maybe you should post your pics in the vintage forum and see if people can date the frame.

    Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Stohler
    Yeah-turning such a great old frame into a fixie would be a crime.
    Then lock me up!
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    that's prettey hot. if it's really that old, it could also be built like a tank and rather heavy...my friend showed me an old aluminum fork and it weighed more than my frame. this might've been because it was like, cast, rather than made of aluminum tubing and a milled fork crown, then bonded together, like most of today's aluminum forks.

    then again, it could also be very, very light...upon looking at the pictures again, it is most definitely only very light, not "very very light."

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneTinSloth
    that's prettey hot. if it's really that old, it could also be built like a tank and rather heavy...my friend showed me an old aluminum fork and it weighed more than my frame. this might've been because it was like, cast, rather than made of aluminum tubing and a milled fork crown, then bonded together, like most of today's aluminum forks.

    then again, it could also be very, very light...upon looking at the pictures again, it is most definitely only very light, not "very very light."

    Oh, it is VERY light...that is one of my concerns, failure!

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    Restoration or not, its purty. For what its worth, I think I'd build it up with vintage campy.

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