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    my fixie project summary

    MANDATORY TO DO LIST:
    true my messed up wheel
    chain
    bar tape
    new stem / find screw for old one
    front/back lights

    future to do list:
    new seat
    change red tires
    new handlebars (considering cutting mine to bullhorns)
    get a new rime for front tire(matching w/ back)
    get lasting paint job

    start


    couple weeks ago


    now
    Last edited by rgoo92; 05-16-10 at 01:48 PM.

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    Liked it with gears better.

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    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by continental88 View Post
    Liked it with gears better.
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    what kinda cranks are those?

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    Why would you paint it flat white when the original paint was in great shape. What a waste..

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    they're eighthinch cranks

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    lol

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    i think its cool you got a little project goin on.

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    I had that frame. it was better with gears I must say. and the frame color was different in the top two pictures. why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcginn View Post
    I had that frame. it was better with gears I must say. and the frame color was different in the top two pictures. why?
    That very first one was a bit too large for him, he traded with someone else and it fits him.

    Wooo rgoo, that build looks amazing so far. Almost ready to ride!

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    shoulda kept gears on it or at least left the og paint.

    get a frame that fits
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    plain white is boring.
    just like vanilla ice cream.

    You've basically made a chocolate caramel vanilla marble into vanilla.
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    That was some interesting but ugly paint. I wouldn't begrudge him painting over it but plain flat white is pretty boring. It's got some lugs, I would at least accent the lugs. Trace them with blue or something to tie it together.

    Good luck with your build. It's your bike do what you want.
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    I agree that you should do whatever you want with the bike and don't really care if you converted it to fixed gear (so long as you didn't shave any bosses or anything). But if it were me I would have left the original paint at least. Also, I think the white crank on white frame looks a little tacky, but I'm interested to see how it turns out. Good luck with the rest of the build.

    Also, I'm not sure what you mean by "get a new rime for front tire(matching w/ back". If you're meaning to get a blue deep v rim to lace to the front hub, it will probably be cheaper and easier.

    EDIT: Just noticed I didn't finish my thought at all...

    But I was meaning it would be cheaper and easier to just get a new complete front wheel rather than lace a new rim to the existing hub.
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    haha love the feedback! i know.. the white on white is kinda plain but i like full white/black bikes haha idk why
    well yea this has been a really fun project so far(and expensive =[) and will give me somethin to do for summer
    ill let you guys know when its done

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