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    Old fart JohnDThompson's Avatar
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    My new fixed gear frame nears completion

    After about a 15 year hiatus, I decided to build myself a new frame this spring. It's Reynolds 531 tubing (from Greg Parker at Bicycle Classics, who miraculously has a stock of this tubing), intended to replace or at least augment my old Atala "Grand Prix" fixed gear conversion bike.

    Pictures available here: http://picasaweb.google.com/JohnDThompson/FixedFrame#

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    looking good!
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    Wow, it's gonna be very clean, yeah?

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    I really like the seat stays, very clean. I plan on doing the UBI framebuilding class in a couple of years and I'm trying to figure out what kind of frame to build. I may do a track frame similar to yours but I'm leaning to a cross frame.
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    Looks sharp. Makes me sad that I will never have time in my life to learn the art of frame building.

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    Zeus dropouts too! Those are getting rare these days!

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    That's really nice looking. Can't wait to see what kind of paint it gets.
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    nice!
    keep us updated.

    what the plans for components & paint scheme?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Live Wire View Post
    Zeus dropouts too! Those are getting rare these days!
    They're not actually marked Zeus, but they appear to be identical to the Zeus 2000 track ends in catalog #103:



    As far as components go, I have a Zeus track crank, Gipiemme track hubs, and Zeus track pedals set aside for it. I haven't decided on paint yet.

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