Why do I think this is suitable for a fixed wheel project? Does it really matter what type of tubing is used for a commuter/hack bike? I reckon this could build up into a very cheap bike, I like the colour and the graphics ,very 70's and should look pretty good. Certainly in keeping with the fixed wheel craze.
Thats a personal opinion though, its just I just hate the current raft of modern fixed wheel trendies , pista's/langsters et al. The best looking ones are the old bikes given a new lease of life, as it should be(ie the standard)
Modern fixies don't float my boat either....
Sure - it's a nice colour and it has lugs.... But that is as far as it goes.
1) Fork ends look like cheap pressed ones and are likely as not too mushy. Even for a hack bike.
2) The geometry on this will make a langster look like a shortster.
3) Brake clearances are probably to pot for any modern wheels.
4) Seatpin is probably rusted into seattube. BB is probably seized too.
5) The guy's going to have to spend more than the bike is worth to make it usable, unless he's already got the parts lying around.
Here's proof you don't need a fancy tubeset to make a fixie - this is Columbus Aelle which is next step up from gas pipes.
Completed: 94 Stumpjumper w. M733; ; 92 Dave Yates 731 ; 97 Parkpre Pro-Elite ; Pace RC200 F6 ; Pace RC300; 82 Gios Super Record ; 97-8 De Rosa Giro D´Italia; ; Banani SPX Track bike ; 89 Alan/Mavic Cross Bike ; 05 Focus Cross Team ; 90 Look MI-80 all-Mavic ; 12 Focus Izalco Team/custom build ; 11 Focus Thunder Custom build
Projects : , Brouwer all-Mavic
Stripped : Pace RC303
Gone : GT Karakoram
Stayed in the family: Kuota Kharma, 04 Stumpjumper FSR
Ceased to be : Dynatech MT3, killed by corroded seatstays.