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Old 11-27-06, 01:23 AM
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Bikes: '89 Specialized Hardrock Fixed Gear Commuter; 1984? Dawes Atlantis

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My own hardrock.
Late 80's, I think; converted to singlespeed this summer: 48x17 using rear wheel from a trash bike, surley cog and pvc plumbing pipe spacer. Shimano 600 double cranks, chainring mounted on the outside (thinking about making a chainguard from a larger ring after filing the teeth and moving the 48 inboard. Specialized fatboy tires: 26x1.25. Handlebars cut down to 18", with new brake levers. Planet bike fenders with front mudguard made from vinyl flooring sample. Planet bike 3 beamer for the front light, and 7 led blinkie at the rear, good enough for riding on streetlit roads in Boston.

It's ok for a beater, but the handling isn't too great - can't ride it no hands.
That said, it's great for smashing through potholes in the rain. If winter ever comes, I plan on adding studded tires for snow, slush and ice.
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