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Old 02-15-06, 10:31 PM
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nice find. that paint looks fine to me! as a conversion or as a road bike, it will be SICK.
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Old 02-15-06, 10:57 PM
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Go post that in classic and vintage and let them know that you're going to convert it. You will make some guys cry.
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Old 02-16-06, 07:39 PM
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Sorry to bring this one up again but I realized that riding a road bike just isn't for me at this point in time and I don't feel like putting money into two bikes at the same time so I've decided I will sell atleast some of the components. I'm telling you this because I want to know if my head is in the right place or not. I plan on selling the following off of my current fixie: wheelset, chain, crank set, 17t cog, 40t chainring, BB lockring (the rear hub is stripped on the track side so I run a BB lockring on the freewheel side) as a little fixed beginners package. I already have the $150 formula/mavic wheel set from Nashbar on its way. I am thinking about using the three arm crank set from the Coventry Eagle and taking off the smaller 42t ring and using the 52t with a 20t cog (I feel comfortable around 70 gear inches). Is this a good or bad idea? Does anyone know how many skid patches that is? I've been spoiled with my 17t cog and I want to maintain as many skid patches as possible, so if 52x20 isn't good, how's a 52x19 or 52x21? As for the frame I think I'll keep it just in case I want to use it in the future (I'd be happy to sell it if a good deal came up) and everything else on the bike I am going to sell, including the wheels I guess, I can't think of what I could do with them.

p.s. how much could I get away with asking for for my "intro to fixies" package (junior suzue hubs laced to velocity razor rims, 40t chainring, 17t cog, chain, sugino crankset, bb lockring) on craigslist?

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Old 02-16-06, 07:54 PM
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Wow...

Just...

Wow...

I think that bike should be kept as original as possible. I love the headbadge, the cranks are awesome, and the way the paint has deteriorated looks really cool too. I'd reassemble the cleaned up bike, and cherish it forever. If you must convert it, keep the unused original parts in a safe place, so you can put it back to original later.

Otherwise sell it whole. It's really rare that something like that survives in original condition. If you don't want it, sell it and buy what you do want.
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Originally Posted by go vegan
Sorry to bring this one up again but I realized that riding a road bike just isn't for me at this point in time and I don't feel like putting money into two bikes at the same time so I've decided I will sell atleast some of the components. I'm telling you this because I want to know if my head is in the right place or not. I plan on selling the following off of my current fixie: wheelset, chain, crank set, 17t cog, 40t chainring, BB lockring (the rear hub is stripped on the track side so I run a BB lockring on the freewheel side) as a little fixed beginners package. I already have the $150 formula/mavic wheel set from Nashbar on its way. I am thinking about using the three arm crank set from the Coventry Eagle and taking off the smaller 42t ring and using the 52t with a 20t cog (I feel comfortable around 70 gear inches). Is this a good or bad idea? Does anyone know how many skid patches that is? I've been spoiled with my 17t cog and I want to maintain as many skid patches as possible, so if 52x20 isn't good, how's a 52x19 or 52x21? As for the frame I think I'll keep it just in case I want to use it in the future (I'd be happy to sell it if a good deal came up) and everything else on the bike I am going to sell, including the wheels I guess, I can't think of what I could do with them.

p.s. how much could I get away with asking for for my "intro to fixies" package (junior suzue hubs laced to velocity razor rims, 40t chainring, 17t cog, chain, sugino crankset, bb lockring) on craigslist?
That bike should go to somebody who can appreciate it.
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Old 02-16-06, 08:29 PM
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Hey! That's my bike! I want it back!
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I would build that up as a road bike....that thing is friggin beautiful.
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Originally Posted by mattface
I'd reassemble the cleaned up bike, and cherish it forever. If you must convert it, keep the unused original parts in a safe place, so you can put it back to original later.

Otherwise sell it whole. It's really rare that something like that survives in original condition. If you don't want it, sell it and buy what you do want.
please listen to the man!
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Old 02-16-06, 09:43 PM
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Two people have asked for only the front derailleur! I can never make up my mind! I am just going to keep everything together and sit on my hands for a while. You guys know best, now no one let me make any hastey decisions! I'm keeping it all together and slowly building it up and that's final, thanks everyone for your help!
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Wait, you were rather ambiguous, building it fixee or with all the original stuff?
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Old 02-17-06, 02:46 AM
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All of the original stuff, sorry!
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