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New commuter project ...

Postby Noob » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:03 pm

Some kid thought he found gold ... untill the he realized its gonna be a money pit. ... so, my project started.
Little F***er striped the brake calipers and h-bar with levers, before he walked it to the dumpster ...

No before pics. Here it is now :

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So far, I spent 20$ ... ( on a stem. )

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Postby GuitarPhotog » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:24 pm

Fixie or single-speed?

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Postby Noob » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:25 pm

GuitarPhotog wrote:Fixie or single-speed?

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I couldnt find another ( special 27" to 700c ) caliper ... or another wheelset. So, its fixed and finished. :D ( ... for now. )

I pulled the wheelset from another bike, and the rack from yet anoter ... attempted to clr the fork.

Ta da ! My new winter commuter/ "pick-up truck" :

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I went in, to ask said kid for the brakes. No dice. ( Not even for money. ) :x .. I did get acouple of pics of his current ride, that he was servicing .

He had it, set-up like this ALL winter ( Btw, thats how I work on my bikes, leaning against the repair stand. ) :

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Postby Fenlason » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:14 am

nice.. :thumbsup:

Moto brakes....?
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Postby Noob » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:51 pm

Fenlason wrote:nice.. :thumbsup:

Moto brakes....?


Thanks ... Yeah, my "abs" finger is on my right hand. :lol:

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Postby Fenlason » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:58 pm

Noob wrote:
Fenlason wrote:nice.. :thumbsup:

Moto brakes....?


Thanks ... Yeah, my "abs" finger is on my right hand. :lol:

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:lol: :lol:

I must have one of the higher tech models..both hands.. :R :R
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Postby Noob » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:32 pm

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Just found out, that ^^^ is 26.1 lbs ...
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Postby Noob » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:47 pm

The bike that donated the ( nicer ) wheel-set ... is also " back on the road ." ( with the wheels, I was going to use on the univega ... )

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( 24lbs, with the genrator/dynamo & brooks safe-ty-chain. )


I like the look of the cx tires better, I might swap back ... ( its so much faster with the road tires ... I had to add weight/light and a bell. :) )

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... or I might just get those, wood grain-look velocity deep-v's. :thinking:

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Postby Noob » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:35 pm

March 30TH, in Ohio ...

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Postby eatatjoz » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:42 pm

I've been curious for some time now, so I must ask.
Why no kick-stand?
New bike or something like yours that had personal time put into it, they don't have side stands anymore.
If it was my old diamondback freestyle from the 90's I'd understand propping it up on stuff or dropping it on the ground.
Is it just the weight on the road bikes or what?
(Great work BTW. I like the doner bike a lot.)
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Postby Noob » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:09 pm

eatatjoz wrote:I've been curious for some time now, so I must ask.
Why no kick-stand?
New bike or something like yours that had personal time put into it, they don't have side stands anymore.
If it was my old diamondback freestyle from the 90's I'd understand propping it up on stuff or dropping it on the ground.
Is it just the weight on the road bikes or what?
(Great work BTW. I like the doner bike a lot.)


Theres a Greenfield ( 8$, Alu. ) one, "on" ... in the snow-y pictures .

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Postby Noob » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:19 pm

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Postby Noob » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:17 pm

Oh, noes ... :o

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Postby MegC » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:28 pm

Wow... how the heck did ya do that?
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Postby Noob » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:14 pm

MegC wrote:Wow... how the heck did ya do that?


I used alu. der. hanger bolts, instead of the actual steel single speed chainring bolts. It didnt help that the "chain line" was not straight. the bottom bracket was too long, ( or longer/wider than the rear wheel was wide. ) sooo ... I was actually "sideloading" the bolts and chainring...
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