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Old 06-24-19, 05:13 PM
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I have long-legged syndrome. Also it never gets ridden for more than 50-100 laps at a time so it doesn't need to be too comfortable
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Old 06-26-19, 06:26 AM
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Here's a photo of my Super Pista. Ignore the saddle angle, didn't have it adjusted when I took this photo.
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Dual keyboards and a little amp.

Interesting background.


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And beautiful bike ! Loving synth and loving bikes go strangely well together.
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Dual keyboards and a little amp.

Interesting background.


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Old 06-27-19, 08:43 AM
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nice Bianchi @AmahlAmahlAmahl! What are your race wheels? Please tell me you're not racing with those gators...
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Here is one of my fixed gear projects. I call this my Frankenfixie ;-)
It started as a State Bike core model.
- Replaced the seat with the stock seat from my 2018 Fuji Track Elite track bike.
- Replaced the bars and crankset with the stock bars/crankset from my 2018 BMC Trackmachine TR02
- Added a 3T stem
- Added Dura-Ace pedals
- Added HED trispoke wheels

This pic is the middle of an 80 mile ride in Idaho (from Riggins to White Bird Summit and back) and roughly 4,000 ft of climbing. 46t/15t. Back pedaled down most of the descents. Freakin' amazing scenery and ride.



My next two projects are converting my BMC Trackmachine so that it is street legal (new wheelset with coaster brake), and a 1973 Bi-Mex ten speed to fixed conversion. Will post both next week.
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Old 06-27-19, 02:03 PM
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Wow! Nice setup, and an impressive fixed gear ride. You must be a remarkably fit person. Also, great picture!
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Old 06-27-19, 10:00 PM
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I almost feel like this should be in the "Jackas**" thread just because of the wheels, but since they are borrowed I don't care that much.

Here's the specs:

25" 1985 Schwinn Tempo. Minor brazed joint crack at downtube-BB shell joint. Chopped off most original braze-ons

Metallic sparkle blue rattle can paint

Sugino crank
3/32 40t chainring
16t 1/8" cog
KMC 1/8" chain
Origin8 deep V wheelset (borrowed)
Bontrager tires
Charge Spoon saddle
Campagnolo monoplanar brakes
+ Mid-range Japanese cockpit with massive drops

It's fun to ride at least

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Old 06-28-19, 01:45 AM
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My Bianchi Ragno Migale from cca. 1990, now in townie-mode.


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Originally Posted by vp1337 View Post
My Bianchi Ragno Migale from cca. 1990, now in townie-mode.


This one is so cool.
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Old 06-28-19, 08:06 AM
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A first for me.

I've never seen or heard about a Bianchi Ragno Migale.
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Old 06-28-19, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Broctoon View Post
Wow! Nice setup, and an impressive fixed gear ride. You must be a remarkably fit person. Also, great picture!
Thanks! Yup, I race road and track, so these sort of rides are pretty standard. :-) I wouldn't ordinarily climb 2K feet on a fixed gear in that gearing, but it serves a purpose....low cadence, moderately high power efforts over long periods of time are excellent strength building training. It was either that or do squats in the gym for an hour! That is boring as ****.
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Old 06-29-19, 08:28 PM
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nice Bianchi @AmahlAmahlAmahl! What are your race wheels? Please tell me you're not racing with those gators...
Velocity Aileron 28h rims, Shimano Dura-Ace HB-7600 hubs, Sapim CX-Ray Aero spokes, 2x lacing (front and back).

Building up some Inertia Five Eighty Five rims currently.
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Old 06-30-19, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
This one is so cool.
Cheers!

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A first for me.

I've never seen or heard about a Bianchi Ragno Migale.
They were produed in the late 80's - early 90's, and were rather low-end, but they make a fun bike for sure.
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Old 06-30-19, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I almost feel like this should be in the "Jackas**"
Not at all. That’s a cool bike.
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Old 06-30-19, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by vp1337 View Post
My Bianchi Ragno Migale from cca. 1990, now in townie-mode.


Oh man that is so cool.. I know cantilevers aren't typically as strong as v-brakes but it kills me to see that empty cable hanger on the stem. Excellent build though, and like other people said, I've never seen that frameset before!

How did you get the chain tension right? Did you find a "magic ratio" or do you have an eccentric BB or hub?


Originally Posted by Broctoon View Post
Not at all. That’s a cool bike.
Thanks! I cant wait to get some silver box section rims on it. I really do love how it turned out, wheels aside.
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Old 07-01-19, 05:10 AM
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Oh man that is so cool.. I know cantilevers aren't typically as strong as v-brakes but it kills me to see that empty cable hanger on the stem. Excellent build though, and like other people said, I've never seen that frameset before!
How did you get the chain tension right? Did you find a "magic ratio" or do you have an eccentric BB or hub?
I wanted to go with the original cantis this bike came with but they were in a pretty horrible condition, and these Avid SD 5 V-brakes are just nuts, they are so good. It has a sliding rear dropout actually, so tensioning wasn't a problem. The current issue is that the chain is a tad too short like this, and the axle sits in a rather dodgy position atm. Need to find a bigger rear cog and add another chain link.
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Originally Posted by vp1337 View Post
My Bianchi Ragno Migale from cca. 1990, now in townie-mode.


Style factor = 1M

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Oh man that is so cool.. I know cantilevers aren't typically as strong as v-brakes but it kills me to see that empty cable hanger on the stem.
Same.
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Old 07-01-19, 09:41 AM
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I wanted to go with the original cantis this bike came with but they were in a pretty horrible condition, and these Avid SD 5 V-brakes are just nuts, they are so good. It has a sliding rear dropout actually, so tensioning wasn't a problem. The current issue is that the chain is a tad too short like this, and the axle sits in a rather dodgy position atm. Need to find a bigger rear cog and add another chain link.

Ah I see them now! They looked like vertical dropouts on my phone
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This is my track bike. The frame and fork are a 1971 Raleigh Professional Track. The wheels are newish Mavic tubulars. The rest is a hodgepodge. The bike is a gas to ride. The gear ratio, 84 inches, is higher than I usually ride, but I'm pleased to find that it's easy enough to bring the bike up to speed on flat ground. Once I'm up to my natural preferred cadence, I'm moving faster than I go on my other bikes.

I've been commuting on it in the streets lately, as my commuter bike is out of commission. Since this bike is light, I would ruin the ride if I attached stuff to it. I carry everything in a backpack so the rider+cargo is all sprung weight. I usually use a tool bag on the back which also has my tail light.

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Ramp Rat, a Bridgestone 200 frame I picked up cheap, years ago. With some parts from a $25 LX level mtb from a thrift store and a few other bits, I built it up as a singlespeed for getting around the airport ramp where I worked. It was perfect for this, and if I wasn't actually needing to tow or fuel a plane, I could get anywhere on the airport faster with the bike than any of our motorized vehicles.

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Schwinn Panther SS



Here’s my “Custom” Schwinn Panther. Polished rear chain stay /seat stay ends. polished aluminum fork. And a nice Spot singlespeed wheelset.


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Old 07-01-19, 08:15 PM
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Clean.

I always appreciate when there is a clear attention to detail even if it isn't my style.

Well done.


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