why is this it's own thread? You've already posted in the photo thread... :/
dude, the rear axle looks like it's just *barely* in the drop. that's a recipe for a catastrophic failure.
you should throw another link onto your chain, or a half-link, and fix that ASAP. doesn't look safe to ride as is.
Originally Posted by indiglow
partly metal, partly real
bravo. def one of the better budget conversions i've seen, esp. for a first build.
1) catnap is right.
2) that thing begs for fenders. you should think about polished honjos...
ed: if you're selling it, assuming most parts are new, i'd expect $250, maybe $300 best case scenereo.
Last edited by sp00ki; 12-22-08 at 03:12 PM.
Originally Posted by bonechilling
yea the rear wheel was just bolted up for the picture and nothing has been adjusted correctly yet.
I didnt think everyone would notice that so much haha
Yea i posted it for $200 so we'll see
Is it just me or do the wheels look like different sizes?
That crank is kinda neat looking, though.
And there's no way you just mocked it up, look at the chain tension.
I was thinking the same thing about chain tension. That **** looks tight.
Are the wheels different sizes? Looks like it.
i think the wheels are the same, the front just has a 25 on it and looks like a 24 in the rear
Originally Posted by wearyourtruth
Extremely nice conversion. Looks pretty good for a budget. What type of crank and chainring is that? did you primer it and stuff before you painted it?
The chain was from a previous bike and i havent added any links yet so in order to keep the wheel in the dropouts, i had to get the chain pretty tight. It was raining all morning and it had stopped so i wanted to snap some pictures while i had a chance.
The cranks and chainrings are Sakae's that i had from a Miyata Three-Ten
Yea i primered it and everything before painting it, although it didnt come out as well as i had planned, but oh well.
Hmm could you possibly show me some close ups of the paint or anything? I am extremely curious to see how well a rattle can job can actually turn out.
el oh el
this isn't going to affect how much you sell it for, but including the wheelset, cranks, and everything else you replaced, how much you think you spent on it total?
100% USDA certified
i had the wheelset, cranks, and pretty much everything else...
Originally Posted by kassebaum
the only things i bought and replaced were the seatpost and headset. Including the bike and all the materials used for stripping and painting it, i probably spent around $90...
How did the paint turn out close up? Any runs or anything? Have you had any chips or anything yet?
no runs in the paint, but it does chip pretty easily. Its probably because i only did two coats of clear, but oh well