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Old 09-13-07, 01:28 PM
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my around town fixed conversion

Hey everyone just pretty much finished up my conversion I have been working on figured I would post it since this bike was from a texas BF member.

No great parts to talk about since this was a budget build so here are the pictures

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Clips and straps are in the mail on there way.
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Old 09-13-07, 02:46 PM
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That
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How was it painted?
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Old 09-13-07, 10:29 PM
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rattle can. It is actually chalkboard spray paint which is pretty sweet because I can make whatever designs I want in chalk
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Sweet ride, what are the details? I have a old 27" wheel road bike that I picked up for $2.50 that I am thinking of converting to fixed.
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nice, I like the chalkboard angle too. Need to work on a cool name for it based on that.
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nice, I like the chalkboard angle too. Need to work on a cool name for it based on that.
I kind of like the name he already has....

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Nice conversion, looks like you are pulling a monster gear though...
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its 52x20 not to bad its only like 70ish gear inches. I am a fan of chalk bike myself simple yet original.

as for the details it was a motobecane nomade that was a 10 speed. I took off the shifters and rolled like that for a while, but then I went for some cheap new 700c wheels with 700x35 tires, new bars cut down a little and then switched front brake lever to the right side with new lever. pretty simple little build really
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looks good
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Very sleek looking. I like the green handlebar grips.

You need to make some sort of chalk holder on the frame so you always have it with you!
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I definitely prefer the 'after' version. Nicely played.
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Looks great!!! I'm glad you could use that frame!
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Looks great!!! I'm glad you could use that frame!
thanks again kevin it has been a huge blessing to me. i even sold my car and have been commuting on it!
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Always glad to help!!!
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