Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Orange Park, FL
Bikes: Ever changing..as of 2-24-09: 2003 Giant TCR Team Once, Sampson titanium, 1992 Paramount Series 3, 2003 Cervelo P3, 70s Raleigh Record fixed gear, 70s Fuji SL-12 commuter, mid 90s Klein MTB. Plus two or three frames lurking, plus 5 wife/kids rides
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My Raleigh fixed gear, Take 2 (Pics)
I picked up this Raleigh frame a few months ago, and converted it to fixed. I posted some pictures of it here
After a good bit of riding, I decided on some updates. First, I wanted to do a repaint, and I'd decided I wanted the brake hoods position back like my road bikes. Also, I almost got t-boned on a ride when a car turned in front of me and I reached for my nonexistent brakes in the drops.
I got a set of the inexpensive Cane Creek SCR-5 levers and I love them. Comfy, good looking, and they have a quick release built in. I also picked up another set of Weinmann DP18 rims, stripped and polished them, as well as a new set of track cranks. I wanted to start riding it on some of the fast local group rides, so I needed more gear: it's set up here with 54x16 and a freewheel so I can take corners in a group.
I've got about 100 miles on it this way, including our Tuesday nighter at 25+ mph for an hour..I love it! It gets more attention than the high $ carbon bikes when I bring it out, too.
Total investment is somewhere around $150 now, plus a good bit of time.