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Old 10-14-08, 11:54 PM
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before > after
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Old 10-15-08, 12:12 AM
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before > after
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Old 10-15-08, 12:26 AM
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64.5cm 1971 peugeot u08 with stem, pedals, and cut bars from an old gary fisher mnt. Bike. 52 18 gearing, alex 450 flip flop but it's been on and will stay on fixed for a long time i'm sure! Doing about 100+ miles a week and having fun!


wholy tall person....
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Old 10-15-08, 12:33 AM
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Nice.
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Old 10-15-08, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by i r yo View Post
Got to ride San Fran today.

What brake lever is that? I'm looking for one and that looks like a good size. Awesome GGB pic BTW. That's my city, ya dig?
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Old 10-15-08, 01:06 AM
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Some updated pics.






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Old 10-15-08, 02:12 AM
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Old 10-15-08, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by klaxed View Post
Some updated pics.



Need to fix that chainline, it's crooked.
Need to fix that bartape, there's too much.
Need to ditch that lever without....a lever.


Otherwise, looks like a fun conversion.
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Old 10-15-08, 03:50 AM
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That's a sharp turn for the brake housing.
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im loving this used selle san marco squadra with ti rails i picked up the other day. $15.
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Old 10-15-08, 04:46 AM
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On second look, get rid of those brake levers all together and cop you some bar end levers. I see what you did there, but it looks bad.

You have a nice little conversion there if you'll just clean it up a bit.

Look at youtube for how to wrap bar tape once you ditch those levers.
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Old 10-15-08, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by MASHeug View Post
wholy tall person....
6'7" .....so yeah! nobody makes a track frame for me......not without going custom and getting expensive!
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Originally Posted by klaxed View Post
I am not a big fan of that stem usually. But this is the first bike that I have seen that it looks good on. Nice bike.
thanks. i always wanted that stem but never had the chance because my other bikes had 1 1/8" steer tubes. this was my opportunity with the kilo. (1" steer tube)
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Old 10-15-08, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by digthemlows View Post
6'7" .....so yeah! nobody makes a track frame for me......not without going custom and getting expensive!
sure they do
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Old 10-15-08, 07:37 AM
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6'7" .....so yeah! nobody makes a track frame for me......not without going custom and getting expensive!
Yeah they probably do.
What size you need?
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Old 10-15-08, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by GregLast View Post
Need to fix that chainline, it's crooked.
Need to fix that bartape, there's too much.
Need to ditch that lever without....a lever.


Otherwise, looks like a fun conversion.
About the chainline, I know it's a little off, but it's not that far off. I am trying to find a longer/wider spindle (I have a spindle from a 70mm bb right now and am looking for a 71mm one) which would improve the chainline. Any ideas where I could get one? I have tried looking at a few lbs's but haven't had much luck. I got lucky enough finding the spindle that I did (my bike used to have cottered cranks).

There is a lot of bar tape but it's oh so comfortable.

The lever without a lever is just for symmetry so that both hands have something to pull on when I am climbing.


Originally Posted by GregLast View Post
On second look, get rid of those brake levers all together and cop you some bar end levers. I see what you did there, but it looks bad.

You have a nice little conversion there if you'll just clean it up a bit.

Look at youtube for how to wrap bar tape once you ditch those levers.
Thanks, I really enjoy my conversion a lot too. You should have seen it before I cleaned it up to look like it does now (I think I posted a pic earlier in this thread, I can't remember).

And as for brake levers, I don't have a ton of money so if you have any reccomendations that would be great. This one works really good for how old it is and it's all I have.

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Old 10-15-08, 12:56 PM
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haha I want a steamroller set up almost exactly like your before pic. I now have an '07 madison that looks awfully like the after.

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Before (brown) and after (white) Surly Steamroller. Have a few bar options I'm finishing off. Now just need a Stormtrooper head badge and I'm set......
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Old 10-15-08, 01:11 PM
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Before (brown) and after (white) Surly Steamroller. Have a few bar options I'm finishing off. Now just need a Stormtrooper head badge and I'm set......
Nice -- looks fun to ride!
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Old 10-15-08, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 91MF View Post


im loving this used selle san marco squadra with ti rails i picked up the other day. $15.
How do you get the art on that chainring? Very cool!
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Old 10-15-08, 01:45 PM
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How do you get the art on that chainring? Very cool!
skill. thanks.
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Old 10-15-08, 02:36 PM
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vinyl skill, aka an x-acto knife.
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Old 10-15-08, 02:51 PM
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vinyl skill, aka an x-acto knife.
word to your moms.
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Old 10-15-08, 02:57 PM
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Whatever, didn't that ring come like that?
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Old 10-15-08, 03:11 PM
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Still pending some goodies in the mail. New bar, toshi tape, and I'm gonna get a new saddle once my wallet stops crying. Really fun ride and I love commuting to work with it

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Old 10-15-08, 03:59 PM
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So I know we've seen a ton of them but I finished the Kilo toy project and I think it turned out pretty well. Fairly stereotypical but the parts won't last long on it.

Let me know what you guys think.
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