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dynikus 10-10-12 05:45 PM

commuter bike project before and after
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I started off with a panasonic dx1000 (I think 84? not sure the year. mid 80s though) that I got off craigslist for $20 or $30.
Basically I disassembled the whole thing, stripped the frame and forks to bare metal, and painted them. 2 coats primer, 3 coats gold, 4 coats black, white pinstriping tape, 2 coats clear. (not bad for rattle can paint job if I do say so myself.)
It used to have 27 1/4 wheels which I changed over to 700x23c with a flip flop hub. wrapped up the bars with fizik tape, and put on a new seat post, but used the saddle off my felt f85. running a 1/8 half link chain, with 52/16 fixed gear (16t freewheel on other side) I wanted to go down to a 46t crank, but I couldn't find any for cheap that were decent quality.
Also put on some double sided wellgo pedals. platform on one side, spd on the other.

I'm just gonna use this as a commuter around town, and maybe for a little training to round out my stroke with the fixed gear.

Singlespeed92 10-10-12 10:59 PM

Kool beans! :thumb:

dynikus 10-11-12 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by THE ARS (Post 14829053)
Looks good.

What's up with the different pedals?


Well my gym has spd pedals on the spin bikes, so if I ever ride this to the gym, I can wear my cycling shoes. But if I'm just riding around town like to a grocery store or something, I can just wear regular shoes.

D1G1N1XY 10-15-12 05:26 AM

looks good!!

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