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Old 04-25-12, 09:13 AM   #1
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My new build, Chimo fixed

Well, haven't been on here in about 2 years. Anyway I picked up an 80's Chimo that im rebuilding. I'll update as I go


Ordered these to replace the 27's
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Old 04-25-12, 04:01 PM   #2
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Whenever I see the word "chimo" I think... child molester.
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Old 04-25-12, 10:48 PM   #3
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Whenever I see the word "chimo" I think... child molester.
That would be "chomo" although "chimo" fits better lol. Regardless, I removed the decals tonight. Removing stickers as old as me is not a simple task
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Old 04-27-12, 07:57 PM   #4
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New shoes came in today
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Cottered cranks in the 80s?

Wow.
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Been a long time since I've heard of "Chimo."

I used to work for the importer.
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Old 05-06-12, 01:04 PM   #7
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Finished for now
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Old 05-06-12, 03:18 PM   #8
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How does everyone feel about the rear rack?
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looks ok
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Rack looks good, but now the brake is gone. Curious, why did you opt for it in the rear and not front (the brake)?
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Youre missing a brake on the front: unless you're riding freewheel with just back brake (not safe) or you're riding fixed with a back brake (pointless)
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First off I didn't ask about the brake lol. I was only running the rear temporarily till my front caliper arrives (today). I am WELL aware that the rear only sucks a fat one
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Rack looks good, clean bike.
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Bike and the rack look good. Nice job.

Foot retention?
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Bike and the rack look good. Nice job.

Foot retention?
Those are clipless pedals I just have the clip in platforms on, It's single speed at the moment anyway. Getting pedals and clips tomorrow hopefully since I cant afford nor do I care to get clipless shoes
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Cool build


You should care about clipless shoes, they are awesome.
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really... find a new gif brah
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Got some platforms, clips and straps from my lbs today. Supposedly the first sealed bearing road pedal, either way I like them.


Also got the front brake done finally. Bike is pretty much finished for now
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That came out really well, man.
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Looks good, fattony.
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I was looking to buy that same wheelset (Amelia from Eighth Inch?). Any complaints?
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