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    supertramp Wierd Beard's Avatar
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    Whaddya think?

    Just thought I'd post some pics of my bike. I was gonna wait 'till it was all finished but decided I'd put up some progress shots.

    Trek 1989 (unknown) steel frame
    Goldtec/Mavic CXP33 rear wheel
    Shimano 600/Mavic OpenPro front wheel
    Nitto B127 bars
    Shimano 600 Cranks
    Custom Reynolds 531 chrome fork

    Just had the braze ons removed and next is a set of track ends and a glossy black paint job. Mmmmm....black and chrome.
    What lies ahead is distant....

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    looks like a great start. i love those cranks. what ratio is that? are you getting it powdercoated or liquid painted? be sure to post some photos with the track ends.

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    Better than you since 83! junioroverlord's Avatar
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    That is one huge chain ring! You must have legs of steel, I'm curious about that ratio as well. Nice bike.
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    Thanks for the kind words. I just changed the gearing from 53*18 to 50*14 which has increased it to 94 inches. It is a big gear but it eats up the miles with just a little extra effort on the big hills.
    The dropouts are short so I don't have the use of the flip-side of the hub at the moment but once the track ends are on I think I'll run it with the option of a 16t cog on the other side.
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    Looks pretty finished to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wierd Beard
    Thanks for the kind words. I just changed the gearing from 53*18 to 50*14 which has increased it to 94 inches. It is a big gear but it eats up the miles with just a little extra effort on the big hills.
    The dropouts are short so I don't have the use of the flip-side of the hub at the moment but once the track ends are on I think I'll run it with the option of a 16t cog on the other side.
    Wow! That's huge! I run a 42/14 and have found that to be a rough gear. I'm impressed.
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    Sheesh is your name GRAEME OBREE?

    Thats a lot of gear inches!

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