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Old 05-03-13, 10:22 AM
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My older model Pake.
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Old 05-03-13, 10:25 AM
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Slapped a new fork on the single speed bicicletta

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Old 05-03-13, 10:31 AM
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Nice bike!
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Old 05-03-13, 10:35 AM
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That's one hell of a fork.
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Old 05-03-13, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
That's one hell of a fork.
+1
It's a bit out of place nonetheless with thinner steel tubing.
Same for the rake... Must make the bike feel like mush at 50mm.
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Old 05-03-13, 11:02 AM
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I like it.
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Old 05-03-13, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
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It's a bit out of place nonetheless with thinner steel tubing.
Same for the rake... Must make the bike feel like mush at 50mm.
Ive seen a few thin tubed bikes with the same fork. it gave me the idea to put it on my bike
why would it feel like mush? the rake is the same as the original steel fork (it's a 43mm rake btw)
it's pretty much my "jogging bike" 44/18 so im not going to be dropping anyone on this bike anytime soon.
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Old 05-03-13, 04:24 PM
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A new bike and updates:

Fuji Track




IRO Angus (and yes I forgot to level my bars before taking these pics...)



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Old 05-03-13, 04:43 PM
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i believe your chain on the iro is upside down. but nice bikes anyway.
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Old 05-03-13, 05:48 PM
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i believe your chain on the iro is upside down. but nice bikes anyway.
That's what I get for rushing to put it back together... Thanks though!

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Old 05-03-13, 06:35 PM
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finally finished.
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Old 05-03-13, 06:49 PM
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are those pedals ?

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finally finished.
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Old 05-03-13, 06:57 PM
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Last pic until its done. Its just missing bars (the saddle is in the pic on the Clockwork). So excited.
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Old 05-03-13, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
are those pedals ?
Those are the quick releases for the MKS MM Cube pedals that are pictured on the Fuji.
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Old 05-03-13, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by skielbasa View Post

Last pic until its done. Its just missing bars (the saddle is in the pic on the Clockwork). So excited.
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Old 05-03-13, 07:40 PM
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What do you guys think of the tape?
what's this style of handlebars called/ where's a good place to buy them online?
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Old 05-03-13, 07:52 PM
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finally finished.
Love that stem.
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Old 05-03-13, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by dpicare26 View Post
what's this style of handlebars called/ where's a good place to buy them online?
Pursuit bars; specifically Nitto RB-021. I got mine on eBay.
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Old 05-03-13, 09:42 PM
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what's this style of handlebars called/ where's a good place to buy them online?
http://www.retro-gression.com/produc...orn-handlebars
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Old 05-04-13, 03:46 PM
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hi all, new member, heres my nishiki build

hi all, ive been lurking this forum for a few weeks as i was doing my first singlespeed conversion and i thought id share some pics. its nothing fancy, i just wanted to build a cheapie singlespeed for my 9 mile commutes to work so i wouldnt have to keep riding my mountain bike. it's a nishiki century, probably form the mid 80's i guess but im not sure. the guy wanted 140 for it but i talked him down to 80 bucks.

i went with this frame to build around because it was cheap, had the color i wanted, and most importantly, it fit my size being that im 5'7'' on my best day.


here are a few pics of it the day i brought it home





weighed in at 27 lbs


took all the junk off and simplified


this is how she looked when i first got her rolling


i wanted to keep the cranks on it, but the sprocket was too warped, so i had to re-up. white crank arms to match my white hubs



i found the wheels on craigslist too for about 75 bucks. i just need to find a white seat. again, nothing fancy, just a cheapie, simple singlespeed build. shes running great, and ive already put about 50 miles on with no problems. i weighed her yesterday, and im down to about 20 lbs with all the junk pulled off, a lighter seatpost and seat, cranks, and wheels.
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Old 05-04-13, 03:48 PM
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Nice job, nice bike; I like it.
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Old 05-04-13, 05:42 PM
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first time at the beach with it
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Old 05-04-13, 06:04 PM
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Now i need to upgrade to a 52 t crank!
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Old 05-04-13, 06:19 PM
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So. Much. Blue. Good lord. Also, we have a thread for whip-posting, just so you know.
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Old 05-04-13, 07:26 PM
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thanks! much appreciated. ive built a lot of bikes, BMX and hartails mostly, but ive also done a few low rider bikes too. this was my first road bike, and i wanted it to run like a BMX.
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