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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:15 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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It's been in the "for sale spotted" topics before but since yesterday i have it at home.

It looks great, race/road bike do not have to take so much beating like MTB's so the paint still looks really good.
The pink has faded but that is fine.
At first i was planning to repaint it but that would be a shame.
Plan's: Repaint the wheels in a matching colour like the yellow from the decals or black like the frame.
Take the gears/brakes/handlebar of and make it a fixie

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:45 am 
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Defiant wrote:
It looks great, race/road bike do not have to take so much beating like MTB's so the paint still looks really good.


In my experience the many roadbikes I got hands on overall tend to be in worse (or less good) condition than the vintage MTBs I acquired. Couple of explanations: 1st of all the tyres are way more fat on a MTB, what saves you from for example headset issues, 2ndly the average roadbike I sourced is approx a decade older, giving aging a decade more chance (rust, grease aging) and implying no benefit of 10yr progress in design (particularly sealing) and finally many MTBs were acquired as fashionarticle and are simply not so much ridden.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:25 pm 
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Without horizontal or semi horizontal dropouts you're not going to be able to 'fix' that but you could singlespeed it with a tensioner (although that wouldn't look very clean).

For what it's worth, I think that would look great with some traditional wheels and losing the tribars - the frame is the star so let it stand out.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:39 pm 
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What Ed says...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:29 am 
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Or you could use a White Ind. eccentric hub... not cheap but very nice.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:37 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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I have been to a fixie meet last thursday and plenty of the riders used similar dropouts on their fixie.
But i have desided to go single speed and leave the brakes on.
I used it yesterday on the yearly carfree sunday in Amsterdam and it goes so fast that i do not want to ride it without brakes.

but getting rid of the horrible bars and stem will make it look much better.
Maybe get some bar tape in pink


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:56 am 
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You're right, but you have to figure out the gear ratio that would fit. Could be tricky and maybe expensive trying out different cog/chainring combos.

But if you're gonna go the single speed way I'd look into that White Eno hub:
http://www.63xc.com/craid/whiteeno.htm


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:00 pm 
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i was going to try and buy that ybut you beat me to it! :)

but yeah, got too many bikes anyways for being a broke college student

bet it rides like a dream

but why the HECK would you want to remove the gears??? :?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:10 pm 
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bwhsh8r wrote:
but why the HECK would you want to remove the gears??? :?


Best question ever.


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