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Fixed gear commuter/work bike.
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I finished a project to build a bike to commute/ride for the hell of it etc. It started out with a Specialised O2 frame and wheels. Reynolds tubing.
I changed the steerer from a quill 1 inch to a converter for the aheadset type stem. The bars are padded and used cork type ribbon. Both brakes are there for safety purposes and Cane Bros. levers. Good old Brookes B17 that is nicely worn in and chainset and 18 rear cog.
I put on the older type maillard 700 track pedals. Runs great and comfy for me and use the flip flop rear wheel for polo only! Fun bike and great time doing it up.
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#2
Nicely done!
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#3
Pretty cool ride!
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#4
Thanks bill.....praise from yourself is appreciated! I changed the wheels to a pair of hand made track and have a 17 and a 18 on the hub. Makes for a fun and fast ride to the volunteer work on bikes I now do.
Cycle the streets of Bristol!
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#5
I really like the look of the wheels pictured above. Mainly the outer thick part ( don't know if there is a slang or proper term for it) because it is different.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#6
The wheels were great but the coating on the rims started to peel off leaving a terrible powdery aluminium oxide. That is why I changed them. Also I found them to be very stiff and hard to tweak with a nipple wrench. That is the problem with deep vee rims, so my friendly wheel builder told me.
Cycle the streets of Bristol!
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#7
Nice bike!
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#8
Oh wow,
Didn't know that. Some of the coolest looking parts for a bike have a fault to it Sad . I still like the looks of your bike though lol.


(01-13-2012, 07:50 AM)ghost Wrote:  The wheels were great but the coating on the rims started to peel off leaving a terrible powdery aluminium oxide. That is why I changed them. Also I found them to be very stiff and hard to tweak with a nipple wrench. That is the problem with deep vee rims, so my friendly wheel builder told me.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#9
Well, I wanted to upgrade a bit and I like to build bikes. A stove enameling job plus new wheels, bars and headset and stem ( both 1980s) and a lot of careful threading etc. The bike rides beautifully with a dual Shimano freewheel hub and of course a Brooks saddle. It was worth it!
Cycle the streets of Bristol!
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