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    It's vintage, bro
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    First Fixed Buildup Thread - Day By Day

    NEW EDIT: FINISHED PRODUCT (Sadly sold three days after being built to a buddy)



    Converting my once smooth running Univega Maxima Sport Road bike into a fixed. Can't wait to finish it! I will be updating this thread everyday or whenever something new is done.

    Current parts sitting at my home are: original bars + quil stem, Origin-8 crankset
    Parts waiting to arrive: gold Deep V's with silver spokes and Formula hub

    My Univega as it once was:


    Day 1

    Went through 2 cans of aircraft stripper and removed all the paint


    One coat of primer


    DAY 2

    Put 3 layers of base coats last night. Just finished a coat of clear earlier. For those that are wondering, color is Graphite (*** Metal Grey) Wheel paint by Duplicolor.


    DAY 3

    Sprayed 3 layers of clear coat and has been sitting for about 10 hours now. Components are stock stem, bars, seat post and seat is from my Schwinn World. Next step is wait for more parts to arrive as the paint cures.


    Up close shot of the paint


    DAY 3.635426

    Deep V's arrived from bicyclewheels.com
    Last edited by Darwin401k; 03-29-09 at 01:01 AM.

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    Oh man, am I excited to see where this goes! Keep the pics rolling in!

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    Did you paint the headset?

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    I hope you didn't paint the headset, I think it would look a little funky.

    Anywho i'm excited to see this built up!

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    Looks as though at least the top race of the headset is taped.

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    Updated on Day 2.

    The headset has been taped off with a layer of vaseline on top.

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    I'm excited to see how this goes

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    Thanks for the interest people. Day 3 update is up!

    What do you guys recommend for tires? I am looking for some flat/puncture resistant tires. Ben's Cycles has Continental Gatorskin wire beads for $36.99 each.

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    Surly Seca Comps are my personal favorite. The sweetest thing about them is the anti puncture seal they come with. So you have like 2 additional layers before you actually skid to wire.

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    That paint looks really nice.
    2008 Masi Speciale Fixed

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    Looking good, I love aicraft stripper used it last night on my frame, makes things a lot easier.
    great job on paint!

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    Same color as my first Fixed long ago. Inspiration for you!

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    That's a nice build! Thanks all for the compliments.

    I just won an older Leader 735TR frame without the intention of winning. So I guess I will have another project coming along after this. Or I might just sell the Univega frame set.

    Link

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    Color looks great! Can't wait to see more pics

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    LOL.


    Painting 101 : Always paint parts, oriented the same way as you would see them in use .

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    Bend the knees, watch the trees ... 5 $ please .

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    I caved in and bought myself a set of Vuelta TrackPro's wheels for this project. I will put the Velocity's on the leader instead.

    I wonder how hard it is going to be to polish up machined sidewalls with tires mounted already. Looking to shine up the Vuelta TrackPro's, anyone have some tips and tricks to do so?

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    yeah un-mount your tires

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    Almost there.. Should be set up buy early-mid next week! The inspiration for this build:


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    Looks rad with the risers and non-junky saddle but get some metal clips! And that's a big gear.

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    That's not my bike, simply just an inspiration for this project.

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    looking good! I wanna see the Leader build up, too!
    Aaaaawwwww look at all of those cute gears and shifters and cables and derailleurs! Isn't that special! Overall it's a sweet bike! I do have one question though...........................Do they make them for men?

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    Finished product (sold to a buddy 3 days after built):


    my finished leader:

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    now is the time to use those painting skills again.

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    True, the decals are over the top. I feel like I'm riding a nascar bike . Going to the vinyl store and covering up the bottom tube for now.

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    Flip the stem

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