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Parts are trickling in

Old 07-12-08, 10:39 AM
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Parts are trickling in

July 2nd I ordered the Performance fixie/SS frame and fork. Earlier in the week I got the headset and seatpost clamp. A few days later, the fork came in (dunno why they shipped the fork since the frame is backordered). The controls came in today (Nashbar TT Bar, Nashbar TT brake levers, and Nashbar Jailbrake calipers). The green Brooks saddle will be here Monday (going to wrap the bars with green cloth tape and coat them with amber shellac to match the saddle). The only thing left to order is the drivetrain and wheelset (going with Iro for that stuff).

Everything else is coming from the parts bin.

My plan is to have this thing rolling before Thing 2 arrives in late August/early Sept.

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Old 07-12-08, 11:20 AM
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Sounds nice. Keep us updated with pics!
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Old 07-12-08, 11:26 AM
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link to the frame fork?
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Old 07-12-08, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by TickTack View Post
Sounds nice. Keep us updated with pics!
Thanks. Will do.

Originally Posted by chris wielk View Post
link to the frame fork?
Frame: https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=3020

Fork: https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=3020

Performance has a 10% off coupon at the moment. When I bought it, it was 15% off ($182 with Team Performance points and shipped to the local Performance shop).

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Old 07-12-08, 11:42 AM
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should be pretty 'classy'

i said that loosely because everyone's definition of classy is different. but i can't wait to see the green brooks/green tape/shellac
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Old 09-20-08, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by TickTack View Post
Sounds nice. Keep us updated with pics!
Took long enough because the frame was backordered, but it's finally complete. I need to trim the excess steerer tube (spacers above the stem), but otherwise it's ready. I took it for a 15mile ride today.

Final spec:
Frame/fork: Scattante SSR from Performance Bike
Headset: Cane Creek S3
Stem: Salsa
Handlebars: Nashbar Time Trial bullhorns wrapped with shellaced green cotton tape, tied with twine
Brake: Nashbar Time Trial lever with Nashbar dual pivot road brake
Wheelset: Mavic CXP22 laced to Surly Jim Brown track hubs via DT DB spokes
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro 700x25c
Cranks: Shimano 105 172.5mm (DuraAce in pic, waiting for the 105 to arrive)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-54 68x107mm
Chainring: Sugino 130bcd 46t 1/8" "standard ring"
Cog: Surly 17t 1/8" track cog
Chain: Generic Bell chain from Wal-Mart (great chain for $5)
Saddle: Brooks Champion Special (Green)
Seatpost: Easton

I got the Surly hubs stupidly cheap, cheaper than Formulas. I got the the two rims shipped for less than the normal cost of one rim. A friend built the wheels and gave me the spokes. In the end, the wheelset cost me less than $110.

Ignore the silver spacers, they'll go away when I trim the steerer.





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Old 09-20-08, 03:34 PM
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holy bar angle batman!
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holy bar angle batman!
Would chopped risers make you happier?

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Old 09-20-08, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by allencb View Post
Would chopped risers make you happier?

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fersure, that's hella tarck
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