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Old 08-22-08, 08:28 AM
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might convert it to threadless soon, might sell it. who knows

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me fixed gearing down some steep stuff
 
Old 08-22-08, 11:18 AM
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my first build ever, so go easy on me. I have ridden geared bikes for a year or two, but i caught the fixed gear bug from a friend...i love vintage bikes and went searching for a vintage frame to build on.

I bought a 1968 crescent frame off CL for $40, pretty beefy steel, but not quite gas-pipe, but with nice campy 1010 dropouts and the thinnest seat stays I have ever seen, and this weird 13/16 seat post. Its not a "Pepita Special"...def not 531 tubing, and it has some weird lugs (non-nervex) but covered with cool Swedish words like "VARLDSMASTARCYKELN" (im pretty sure this means i have the best bike in the world. it says so!). Because of the lack of decals available and the labor involved, I decided to preserve the patina of the frame with a clearcoat instead of refinishing and re-decaling. Its a flip-flop with a 48/15 on the track side and a 16t freewheel on the other.

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Old 08-22-08, 11:37 AM
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Que the flood of question on fit in 4...3...2......
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Old 08-22-08, 11:56 AM
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Que the flood of question on fit in 4...3...2......
this was pre-seat and stem adjustment....seat came down a little, stem more so...i hadnt greased them yet and was hesitant to cram them all the way in and ruin my nice black finish. trust me, it fits now, and it rides like a champ. im 6'-1, with longish legs, and this 58cm frame fits me better than anything i have ridden on....the weird shallow rake and seat tube angles make for an interesting dynamic.
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Old 08-22-08, 12:46 PM
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might convert it to threadless soon, might sell it. who knows

Looks sharp! How have those rims treated you?
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Old 08-22-08, 12:56 PM
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Nice looking Hour. How did you get rid of the logos? I used white vinyl tape. Looks good from a distance.
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Old 08-22-08, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by jpdesjar View Post

me fixed gearing down some steep stuff
are you sure that bike doesn't have derailleurs?
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Old 08-22-08, 01:55 PM
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you got me...not fixed
just wanted to post this silly picture
 
Old 08-22-08, 03:01 PM
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VARLDSMASTARCYKELN means the bike of a world champion! I really like those. The steering is usually really fast and a very compliant ride. Congrats to a very nice bike.


I bought a 1968 crescent frame off CL for $40, pretty beefy steel, but not quite gas-pipe, but with nice campy 1010 dropouts and the thinnest seat stays I have ever seen, and this weird 13/16 seat post. Its not a "Pepita Special"...def not 531 tubing, and it has some weird lugs (non-nervex) but covered with cool Swedish words like "VARLDSMASTARCYKELN" (im pretty sure this means i have the best bike in the world. it says so!). Because of the lack of decals available and the labor involved, I decided to preserve the patina of the frame with a clearcoat instead of refinishing and re-decaling. Its a flip-flop with a 48/15 on the track side and a 16t freewheel on the other.
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Old 08-22-08, 03:03 PM
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got my 40t chainring gear installed and picked up some bmx grips. i know the bars are close together, and the bike rides as twitchy as a crack*****, but i LOVE it! lol
lol hi from honda tech
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Old 08-22-08, 03:11 PM
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lridearch - your seatpost is on backwards.
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Old 08-22-08, 05:30 PM
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First real bicycle purchase!
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Old 08-22-08, 05:39 PM
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lridearch - your seatpost is on backwards.
no, but the clamp is on backwards.
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Old 08-22-08, 05:46 PM
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What "version" is that particular Langster?
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Old 08-22-08, 05:50 PM
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What "version" is that particular Langster?
2009 Specialized Langster Tokyo
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Old 08-22-08, 06:04 PM
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2009 Specialized Langster Tokyo
Looks pretty good for one of there "themed" bikes...My "New York" looks nothing like it did when I brought it home. Nothing original remains but the frame. I have a thing for "Taxied" up customs, whether it be Harleys or cars...guess I like yellow and checker/chess boards mixed together. Go figure....

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Just wrapped the bars.

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Old 08-22-08, 07:58 PM
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seems like a really strange candidate for carbon fork.
and are those ultegra/105/tiagra external BB cranks?
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Strange is one of my goals for this build. They are external ultegra cranks, which is strange for a 38 year old frame(1970 Raleigh Record.)

Had a steel track fork laying around that I was going to use on the Raleigh, but decided to put it on my other fixed gear. Also had a set of 3 piece ultegra cranks laying for the raliegh, but decided to put those on my other fixed gear as well.

My other fixed gear:

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might convert it to threadless soon, might sell it. who knows

Nice variation of the Superbe gruppo'd 2.8s still around. Why couldn't Cannondale do this for the 2K?
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Old 08-22-08, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by eMwolB View Post
Looks sharp! How have those rims treated you?
havent had any problems yet. I've only been running them for about 6 months but I ride pretty hard

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Nice variation of the Superbe gruppo'd 2.8s still around. Why couldn't Cannondale do this for the 2K?
thanks for the compliment. I also wonder why the new cannondales arent anywhere near the quality of the originals
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Originally Posted by bw286 View Post
no, but the clamp is on backwards.
it came with a weird seatpost and clamp, 13/16 (.833) and its the only way it fits on. i would love to find a replacement seatpost and clamp (in black of course)...seems to be a BMX part...
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