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frantik 01-06-13 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by highonpez (Post 15126168)
Those bars are wild. I think I might enjoy that.

yeah they are a touch too wide for me but otherwise not too bad. I prefer the Origin8 Gary II dirt drop bar which has a deeper drop and not quite as much flare out (so not as wide) Flared drop bars feels more natural as far as wrist position for me. I'm expecting the gary bar in the mail tomorrow :D

foxandsticks 01-06-13 10:07 PM

First Fixed Gear, First Build.
 
Picked up this 1982 Schwinn World from my local community bike center for $20 with the intention of doing a super-cheap fixed-gear conversion.

http://imageshack.us/a/img593/9576/justhome.jpg

Bought some cheap new parts online, found the other parts at the bike center. I walked into the bike center this morning with the frame, wheelset and backpack full of parts, then put the entire bike together in 2 hours exactly. Never worked on a bike before in my life besides learning how to true a wheel a month ago and taking the parts off the frame that came with it.

As of now she sits at 24 pounds of almost finished fixed-gear goodness. It came out much better than I expected.

http://imageshack.us/a/img32/4159/rawchainbreaker.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img138/8692/rawfoxandsticks.jpg

Soon to come are a front brake, bar tape, 18T freewheel, clips, and lots of enjoyment. Suggestions, trolling and comments are welcome.

Cheers

Dannihilator 01-06-13 10:21 PM

Lower the stem, that is dangerously high.

Saddle's crooked.

foxandsticks 01-06-13 10:46 PM

Good to know.

ThermionicScott 01-06-13 11:26 PM

Cool, doing your own conversions is rewarding. :thumb: Some unsolicited advice: if you're going to run brakeless, you should have some kind of foot-retention on the pedals, and some bar tape or grips wouldn't be a bad idea.

Dannihilator 01-06-13 11:29 PM

In the originaly post that tape and foot retention is on it's way.

ThermionicScott 01-06-13 11:41 PM

D'oh. Good deal.

europa 01-07-13 12:45 AM

After you've done your first downhill emergency stop without brakes, will you be able to get the brown stain off that yellow saddle? :D


Well done mate :thumb: Working on bikes is not only satisfying, it's surprisingly straightforward ... and there's not much you can stuff up that your lbs can't unstuff. :innocent:l
Be warned, you have stepped onto a steep and slippery slope. :roflmao2:

cc700 01-07-13 01:21 AM

http://i.imgur.com/h3VzN.jpg
just the one in the back qualifies

Muffin Man 01-07-13 01:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foxandsticks (Post 15127989)
Soon to come are a front brake

hai

anthonymax007 01-07-13 12:17 PM

Sorry for the poor quality iPhone photo. I'm new here, but I've been hanging around and enjoying everyone's bikes.

Here's my recent build. Not sure about the frame on this one, all I know is that it's stamped "Made in Britain" under the bottom bracket. The old paint job was pretty mucked up, so I had it powder coated.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7839575...ream/lightbox/

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8474/8...32dc00c0db.jpg

edit: So I guess I'm having trouble posting pictures...Newbie status...meh

Marx 01-07-13 12:39 PM

Old Ross frame converted to single speed.

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Photo0258.jpg

tuffy 01-07-13 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anthonymax007 (Post 15129755)
Sorry for the poor quality iPhone photo. I'm new here, but I've been hanging around and enjoying everyone's bikes. Not sure about the frame on this one, all I know is that it's stamped "Made in Britain" under the bottom bracket. The old paint job was pretty mucked up, so I had it powder coated.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7839575...ream/lightbox/

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8474/8...32dc00c0db.jpg


That's nice lookin'. If you find out what frame that is, let us know!

tuffy 01-07-13 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foxandsticks (Post 15127989)
Picked up this 1982 Schwinn World from my local community bike center for $20 with the intention of doing a super-cheap fixed-gear conversion.
http://imageshack.us/a/img138/8692/rawfoxandsticks.jpg

Soon to come are a front brake, bar tape, 18T freewheel, clips, and lots of enjoyment. Suggestions, trolling and comments are welcome.

Cheers

I dig your custom decal.

az_andrew 01-07-13 07:24 PM

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps8b8f5104.jpg
sorry for the shiit photo, put on some rb-021's and they feel amazing!

protest42 01-07-13 09:36 PM

Been a few days since I finished building this up and I'm in love.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/j...psb607c7dd.jpg

MCosby 01-08-13 12:37 AM

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anthonymax007 01-08-13 06:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tuffy (Post 15130097)
That's nice lookin'. If you find out what frame that is, let us know!

Gracias, and most definitely.

RAISEDBYWOLVES 01-08-13 04:08 PM

http://i.imgur.com/62gFw.jpg

sorry its a ****ty photo :-(

JayBlurr 01-08-13 10:32 PM

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69 Grand Prix handbuilt in Holland by Carlton so I've been told and has decals, derailleurs were trashed and wheelset was rusrty
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=292631

Wrights Saddle, generic seat post, jd quill stem, tsunami bullhorns, weinmann dp18 16t, dura ace front wheel, mks clips/pedals. Replacement crank and spindle in the works, but she does ride smooth.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=292630

Dannihilator 01-08-13 10:34 PM

Three Arm Crankset!

tashi 01-08-13 11:09 PM

I really like what you got goin' on right here. Gimmie a brake (or two and a freewheel (ducks)) and some different pedals and I'd have a real nice time riding that bike.



Edit: gotta try some rando bars one day, they're just all so narrow. A rando bar that's wide like the Noodle would be choice.

Leukybear 01-09-13 01:06 AM

At least that chainring didn't give you any problems.^^

bro 01-09-13 02:26 AM

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peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeenis

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=292662

bro 01-09-13 02:27 AM

mods can you please change my name to fixierider69


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