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Old 03-21-24, 07:54 AM
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Got a project back from powdercoat earlier this week, going to do some facing & chasing plus some general cleanup this weekend and hopefully have it built up by next week. Here's a few teasers








(I need to figure out how to touch up the discoloration around the seatstay vent holes, I didn't get the frame as free of framesaver as I thought I did before it went in the oven )
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Newly refinished and built in a fixed-gear road bike configuration:

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Originally Posted by abshipp
Newly refinished and built in a fixed-gear road bike configuration:

Damn that's a purdy bike
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Newly refinished and built in a fixed-gear road bike configuration:

Beautiful build as usual!

Details please?
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Old 03-28-24, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Senrab62
Beautiful build as usual!

Details please?
Why thank you!

Posted a bit more about it over in C&V.\

Full build is as follows:

32 hole Origin8 SS1101 hubs, DT competition spokes, TB14 rims. Michelin Power Road 28mm tires I retired from my road bike.
First generation Stronglight 93 pista crankset with 3/32" 48 tooth ring
Shimano UN55 BB
3/32" 17t Origin8 cog (that's apparently out of round so I'll be replacing it with something a bit nicer at some point)
KMC 12 speed chain
Tange Falcon headset
Velo Orange fillet brazed stem & temple bell
Soma HWY1 bars
Cane Creek SCR5 levers
Dia-Compe 400 brakes with pads that desperately need replacing
No-name seatpost
Fabric Scoop Shallow saddle
Zipp Service Course tape

All in about 20.5lbs with Speedplays and a K-edge computer mount.

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Originally Posted by abshipp
Why thank you!

Posted a bit more about it over in C&V.\

Full build is as follows:

32 hole Origin8 SS1101 hubs, DT competition spokes, TB14 rims. Michelin Power Road 28mm tires I retired from my road bike.
First generation Stronglight 93 pista crankset with 3/32" 48 tooth ring
Shimano UN55 BB
3/32" 17t Origin8 cog (that's apparently out of round so I'll be replacing it with something a bit nicer at some point)
KMC 12 speed chain
Tange Falcon headset
Velo Orange fillet brazed stem & temple bell
Soma HWY1 bars
Cane Creek SCR5 levers
Dia-Compe 400 brakes with pads that desperately need replacing
No-name seatpost
Fabric Scoop Shallow saddle
Zipp Service Course tape

All in about 20.5lbs with Speedplays and a K-edge computer mount.
Ah! Is that the one that was formerly white? It looks good. I appreciate the addition of the road fork. I'm considering the same for two of my bikes to make them a bit more useable on the road.

It looks great. Keep shredding!
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No one had any recommendations in my thread on finding a set of 650c track wheels other than build them, so here they are.







Picked the hubs up off aliexpress, rims from the LBS, pillar spokes and wheel fanatyk nipples. Now I just need to find a decent set of tires to go with them. Hubs are cartridge bearing and feel much smoother than I expected for the price and feel solid.
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Latest update - moved back to the city so had front wheel rebuilt for a brake (reusing Phil hub with HED Belgium rim + SimWorks by Hoshi Peregrine spokes); ditched the Tyreinvader anti-pinch-flat insert and swapped Roubaix 700Cx32 for Rene Herse's new Orondo Grade 700Cx31 (++Rew10 Works hex brass presta valve cap for no gd reason at all); also swapping Brooks C17 saddle and Rindow Tarugata grips for a Fizik Tempo Aliante R3 with DMR DeathGrip Brendog flanged grips (always loved the Aliante on my original fg conversion Peugeot, and the platform pedals on this one are DMR Vault Brendog heh); and finished off with SimWorks / Nissen stainless outer brake cable + Paul Comp's polished Canti Lever, Racer Medium, and Funky Monkey Hanger...



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Originally Posted by PIFFLE
Latest update - moved back to the city so had front wheel rebuilt for a brake (reusing Phil hub with HED Belgium rim + SimWorks by Hoshi Peregrine spokes); ditched the Tyreinvader anti-pinch-flat insert and swapped Roubaix 700Cx32 for Rene Herse's new Orondo Grade 700Cx31 (++Rew10 Works hex brass presta valve cap for no gd reason at all); also swapping Brooks C17 saddle and Rindow Tarugata grips for a Fizik Tempo Aliante R3 with DMR DeathGrip Brendog flanged grips (always loved the Aliante on my original fg conversion Peugeot, and the platform pedals on this one are DMR Vault Brendog heh); and finished off with SimWorks / Nissen stainless outer brake cable + Paul Comp's polished Canti Lever, Racer Medium, and Funky Monkey Hanger...



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Why no pictures of the bike from the proper side? the Non-drive side is so boring and plain we want to see that driveside baby!
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ugh I know, was cruising the waterfront and saw opportunity for a glamorshot but am allergic to that posing influencer bs so parked n pic'd quick and didn't realize I hadn't got the drive side until I was long-gone; will rectify the mistake so I can showoff the beautiful all-Phil drivetrain
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Originally Posted by PIFFLE
ugh I know, was cruising the waterfront and saw opportunity for a glamorshot but am allergic to that posing influencer bs so parked n pic'd quick and didn't realize I hadn't got the drive side until I was long-gone; will rectify the mistake so I can showoff the beautiful all-Phil drivetrain
All Phil drivetrain and you kept it hidden???? HOW DARE YOU! It isn't posing influencer B.S. when you have an all Phil drivetrain that is just a sexy photo without trying. It is like if you started playing Sweet Caroline for a bunch of Bostonians and got rid of the intro and the "Sweet Caroline Bah bah baah" part and started somewhere in the middle. How could you?...LOLOLOL!
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Came across this Look locally on Facebook during the pandemic and jumped on it thinking it's an awesome frame. Sat in storage for awhile.

Been growing on me and deciding to keep it. Also have a Samson, 3Rensho, and a few others and feel like the Look's Tange #2 is a bit beefier steel for every day riding.

Excited to put some miles on this summer.

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My Cadex Build.






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Proper shots from drive-side . . .




Phil pro model 32H high flange track hubs, crankset, chainring, and cog carrying Izumi Super Toughness KAI links treated with Rock "N" Roll Gold Chain Lube
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70s bike boom conversion


This is a Pac Rim 70s bike boomer reclaimed from a place in Kenepuru, NZ called Trash Palace.. Found this way in the back up against a fence with about 20 bikes leaning on it. Rust was sanded, coated w/3 coats of urethane, wet sanded and 3 coats of hard car wax. Tires are 700x35mm Kenda City. Gearing is 42x17.

Under saddlebag contents.

Found a pic of a 2010ish fixed gear conversion of a Fuji Del Rey. Loved this bike. Had to sell it upon moving to New Zealand. It still hurts. lol. Btw, this is taken on the Allegheny Bike Trail crossing the Monongahela River at McKeesport.
The crankset is a set of Messengers w/a 103mm bb. Gearing is 48x15.

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Kilott

Going on 15 years of riding fixed and I finally got a KiloTT

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Originally Posted by Senrab62
Ah! Is that the one that was formerly white? It looks good. I appreciate the addition of the road fork. I'm considering the same for two of my bikes to make them a bit more useable on the road.

It looks great. Keep shredding!
Yep, that's the one! The powder was getting really ratty since surface rust was forming underneath. Looking back at old pictures and looking at it now I didn't realize how rough it had gotten!

I've put about 100 miles on it since the rebuild and couldn't be more pleased. Want to do some cockpit adjustments since I've quickly fallen out of favor with compact drops so I'm cleaning up an old set of deep vintage drops that I'll put on in the next few days. Also this thing desperately deserves some tanwall tires, and when I end up deciding what to go with I'll get something in the 23-25mm range so I can use a bit more of the track end. Those 28mm Michelins inflate up to around 30mm!

As always with a new build with vintage parts (especially the crank) I've slowly been doing more and more dynamic rides as I get more confident in the overall build. I'm a lot more comfortable doing some more climbing now, although I haven't ridden a ratio this tall in a minute so I've gotten surprised at how steep some hills feel
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These drops are ridiculous. Better than compacts for my wrists though.

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Detroit Bikes' Sparrow frame built up for randonneuring. 300km brevet action.

I thought the aluminum frame might be too harsh for distance, but with 32mm tires it's a smooth ride.
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I got this Steamroller from this thread, surly Surly

From my ride today

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As I received it

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