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Hi all, I just spotted this website today. This is one of my bikes, based on a Schwinn Fastback Comp frame, with other components of disparate provenance:

[Image: sD6Iynql.jpg]

BTW thanks to Alex and all concerned for the very useful material on here; I think I'm going to find it (& likely also advice on the forum) rather helpful in tackling some of the practical aspects of a few bike projects which I'm working on.
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(01-05-2014, 06:28 PM)Klarion Wrote:  Hi all, I just spotted this website today. This is one of my bikes, based on a Schwinn Fastback Comp frame, with other components of disparate provenance:

[Image: sD6Iynql.jpg]

BTW thanks to Alex and all concerned for the very useful material on here; I think I'm going to find it (& likely also advice on the forum) rather helpful in tackling some of the practical aspects of a few bike projects which I'm working on.
Hello and welcome. I like the smooth flowing lines on the blue bike you have
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
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Very Nice!!!What stem is that?
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Howdy. I went to Pimlico Grammar School for a bit, lived in Gardener's Square. #24 bus rules.
Nice bike with go fast gears in the back I see. Looks like a nice Cateye rear light, I can't see the front.
I see no branding, so you repainted the frame?
How about some black, or brown & white flecked bar tape to match the seat?
Very nice bike, keep it safe.
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Hi guys & thanks for your remarks! Among my motivations for wanting to build bikes myself are aesthetic ones, so it's particularly rewarding when other people like the look of a bike I've put together.

The fork with the wavy shape and lines is one I picked up cheap at a bike jumble sale; it was made by a Belgian company called Jazz Cycletech. I had it resprayed along with the Schwinn frame.

The stem is a 35 degree (I think) riser stem produced by BBB. I like riser stems, although road bike & fixie purists distain them. For one reason, they allow one to use STI / Ergo shifters while having a comfy (for me) body position on the bike.

Yes, the number 24 bus is a great bus- after all, it goes to Hampstead Heath, one of my favourite places.
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