Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Fredericktown Ohio
Bikes: Panasonic,Peugeot Px10,Cinelli super corsa, Cinelli Olympic Pista, Bianchi Pista, Gitane Tandem, all fixed Gear
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It's not all track bars and fast riding
I thought I would share a pic of a bike that I have had laying around and mounted on a trainer for a couple of years. I was thinking of selling it but decided to try to use it. I never liked the the look of the Bianchi Unicrown front forks on this bike and therefore never liked riding it on the street. I decided to do something with it that would make it more acceptable to ride in a different mode. What you see is the result. This is sort of a Townie fixed gear, with Fixed/Free Suzue NJS 32 hole hubs laced to Ma-3 rims. T.A. Cyclotourist 170mm cranks, 42-16(fixed)/18(Free) gearing, and MKS Track pedals. Brooks B-17 Saddle and Carridice Nelson Low Saddle Longflap bag. Nitto Stem and North Road Bars and Shimano brake levers and Campy side pull brakes. All of the parts were lying around from various bike experiments that went south and seemed to lend themself to usage in this instance. It provides a bike for the business of going to the store and general running around without the hunched over crouch that is part of the usual fixed gear scene. I now kind of like the bike as the fork is somewhat covered by the brake caliper. It makes for a very easy riding bike now.