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Old 07-30-03, 04:49 AM
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The gearing is light, but all the old components and frame that make up the rest of the bike can really offset that lightness. My fixie is about the same weight as my LeMond Poprad cyclocross bike with a 9-speed cassette and double chainring.
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Old 08-07-03, 08:11 PM
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I've ridden about 50 or 60 miles on this bike so far and it's been great. I'm still breaking in the saddle though, and it's like sitting on a piece of wood still. The frame is a 98 Nishiki that came from eBay with a ton of spare parts for about $100 shipped. I got the rear wheel from Van Dessel Cycles with a road-spaced flip flop hub. I got the cranks and bars from Chuck's Bikes for dirt cheap. The cog and lockring came from Harris Cyclery, and everything else from Performance (who happen to be my LBS). It's a great ride and I'm planning on building another one if I ever come across a good deal on a frame.
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My fixed out weighs my road by about two pounds. The road bike is pretty light tho.
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Old 08-08-03, 11:13 AM
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1973 Schwinn Supersport frame/fork/stem
27" Mistral rims
Maillard front hub
Sovos flip-flop rear hub fixed/fixed 14/17
Campy Nuovo Record Pista cranks 42 tooth ring
Campy Racing-T bottom bracket, in adaptor
Tektro long-reach dual pivot brakes, rear on homegrown drop-bolt
Dia-Compe aero levers
Nitto moustache handlebar
Shimano 105 headset
Oh, and a Brookd Swift saddle mounted to a post who's name I forget.

Wut a mutt!
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Old 08-08-03, 11:58 AM
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Hey Hot Pepper,
Love the bike, the moustache is so nice. Could you give some more details on your "homegrown drop bolt"? I have the same calipers that I am trying to mount on an oldschool Trek frame, posted on this thread. Also, how did you mount the front brake? Thanks.
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Old 08-08-03, 02:48 PM
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The front brake is mounted directly to the fork. I ground about 1/16" out of the bottom of the slot to get the brake pads lined up.
The drop bolt was made from an old Weinmann center pull brake. I can't really describe it to well, but basically, I milled the piece that bolts to the brake bridge down to a block about 1 1/4" long, drilled a hole through it for the bolt on the Tektro, and voila! Instant drop bolt. 'taint pretty, but funtional for certain.
If I can remember, I'll post a picture of it. But for now, I'm leaving work so I can go riding!
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Old 08-10-03, 11:10 AM
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For Fixed Up North

For Fixed Up North, and All. Up to date picture of Fixie, and a close up of my home-grown drop bolt on the rear brake:
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Old 08-10-03, 11:15 AM
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Now, should I leave her as is? Sand down to bare metal and paint with the most obnoxious neon yellow/green paint I can find? Clear coat over all existing "character marks"?
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Old 08-10-03, 11:07 PM
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Thanks for the info, and the pictures. I am soliciting suggestions for my caliper problem on the Bicycle Mechanics forum. As far as your frame goes, I say keep the character. Nothing says love like an old frame with nice and clean mechanics. It looks especially good fixed because there are so few bits and pieces on the bike to begin with.
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Old 08-11-03, 12:59 PM
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Originally posted by Hot Pepper
Drop bolt:
HP do you have a front on shot of that? Or even a shot of the drop bolt on it's own?
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This is not my bike, but it is a nice bike, so I thought I'd post it.
 
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The beauty part about digital photo's is, I can take one and post it. Look back in a couple of days for a detail of the drop bolt.
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Originally posted by Hot Pepper
The beauty part about digital photo's is, I can take one and post it. Look back in a couple of days for a detail of the drop bolt.
Did that, not shots that detail it well. Thanks anyway I guess.
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Bad frontal(actually a rear view) photo of the drop bolt
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Old 08-15-03, 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by Hot Pepper
Now, should I leave her as is? Sand down to bare metal and paint with the most obnoxious neon yellow/green paint I can find? Clear coat over all existing "character marks"?
You could strip it and clear coat it as is. It'd be interesting!!

I'm gonna flat black the mtb.

Soon I'll have pictures of the road bike.

Hey, my new cog should be in today!!!!! Yeah!
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Old 08-15-03, 10:06 AM
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Here's my Kona!!

It looks kinda red in the pic, but it's actually orange.
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Old 08-15-03, 10:09 AM
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Here's another.
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Mr. Fubar.....nice setup. Where did you pick up that frame?
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I got it from Outspokin cike shop in Columbia SC. It's a Kona Humu Humu Nuku Nuku Apua'a. I don't know what it means! But it rides good.
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The Humuhumunukunukuapuaa is the state fish of Hawaii.
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Originally posted by Makoa
The Humuhumunukunukuapuaa is the state fish of Hawaii.
I've said that before.

About 4 hours after I had fish ball soup and whiskey in Thialand. Was good going down, not so great coming back up!!
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Originally posted by Makoa
The Humuhumunukunukuapuaa is the state fish of Hawaii.

I'll be dammed. I learn something new everyday!!

It's a cool bike though, I love riding it.
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Old 08-19-03, 11:58 AM
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I posted pics of my new SS when I had a Singleator running in pull-down mode... Well I was messing with gear ratios on my SS and found that 34:17 let me run my Singleator in push-up mode, much nicer. THEN I found out that I could run 34:18 with no tensioner at all, OH YES!! I should also be able to run 32:16 and 36:20 (in the mail).

Spurred on by that success I put some knobblies on and went for my first off road ride, 20 miles of gravel roads, doubletrack and singletrack that goes up and down the valleys around here. I had to walk a couple of hills but I had a great time, offically addicted to singlespeeds

Here's the latest pic:


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Old 08-23-03, 02:15 PM
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Reworked the Chcago Schwinn...
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