Join Date: Jan 2009
Bikes: Kent GMC Denali 19"
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Psudeo-Track bike built on a steel frame- what do you think?
Lol, been gone for a long time, have been hanging out with my buddies. Doing car stuff and riding bikes through Seattle.
I picked up a Univega steel frame (nuevo sport) with no headset, I thought it was something rare. But several of my friends have seen my frame and they have built some fixies recently. And they said that they Univegas are pretty common. So I think it's okay for me to shave off the cable holds on the frame, repaint it and make it a fixie.
I am going to do a nice custom paint scheme anyways, so it will be worth more then the 20 bucks I paid for it. (Matte black with sharpie art to give it a "must see in person" look)
But yeah, idk, I have a 1 inch carbon aero fork from Cervelo and Mavic pursuit bars and it would look nice, but idk about putting it on a steel frame.
I have been looking for a nice aluminum frame on the cheap (since my friend got lucky and nabbed an aluminum TT frame for 60 bucks... and he just finished building a track spec fixie).
^That is most nearly perfect (I just want full aluminum, not just mainframe) but it is a bit too big for me.. So yeah.. (can anyone find something for me? hopefully for under 100 dollars)
What do you guys think?
Would an Aero fork and pursuit bars be too weird on an old steel frame? Should I just go ahead and build using the Univega frame I have, or should I continue to hunt for a nice Aluminum frame? (I like the stiff ride of Aluminum since I got used to riding my Denali)
Last edited by Atlantian; 03-23-09 at 05:51 PM.