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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:10 am 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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Location: Burlington, ON Canada
Searching through kijij to find something cheap to turn into a single speed, I came across this Brodie Catalyst in the next town. Wife preggers, bike's gotta go, yadda yadda yadda. Met the guy, hummed and hawed. Price kept going down with every haw. :wink: Picked it up for way less than I had figured.

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Finally finished, and I don't want to know what I spent. I went for (as my buddy is fond of saying) black on black with black accents.

Build list

Frame: Brodie Catalyst
Fork: Brodie unicrown
Headset: King
Stem: Race Face
Handlebar: Ritchey Pro
Grips: Oury BMX
Barends: not in my lifetime
Brakes: Avid Tr-Align II
Brake Pads: Kool Stop slimline - ceramic
Brake Cables: generic
Cantilever cable hangers: (f) tektro (r) custom
Brake Levers: Avid Ultimate Black-Ops
Shifters: none
Front Derailleur: none
Rear Derailleur: none
Derailleur Cables:
Cassette: none
Chain: 1/8" BMX
Cranks: Shimano 300 - powder coated black
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: Sinz
Chainring bolts: generic BMX - black
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-71
Pedals: Shimano DX platforms
Hub Skewers: Shimano XT
Rims: Mavic 117 SUP Ceramic
Hubs: (f) Syncros (r) Shimano DX BMX
Nipples: steel
Spokes: DT - black
Tyres: Bontrager Select semi slicks
Tubes: Norco
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Seatpost: Thomson
Seatpost Binder: Brodie collar
Weight: don't care

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The modern frame is V brake only. Had to make my own hanger. We're not busy at work at the moment....

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Spent way to much money for what it is, but it's an evil looking little thing, and fun to ride.

*UPDATE*

Swapped out brakes/levers for Avid Tri-Align II canti/Avid Ultimate Black-Ops levers combo and Ritchey Pro bars. Avid listed Tri-Align II brakes as coming in black, but in all my years, have never seen any. Found a set of NOS red and a set of NOS blue ones, stripped the anodizing off them, and had then custom anodized flat black to match the Black-Ops levers.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:36 am 
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That's wicked, nice work on the hangar too :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:27 am 
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What a transformation :o that looks amazing 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:11 pm 
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Location: Mid Suffolk
Looks a cracker.. instant hooligan bike ;) 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:40 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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Location: Rurally close.
i agree, the transformation is super 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:53 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Devon
Downplaying it a lot, think it looks quality, a riot bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:17 pm 
retrobike rider
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Location: rutland
Like it a lot , very similar visually to my explosif . Ie small and mostly black :lol:

You've just got to love the DX pedal , had to stop using the real ones years ago due to the high cost and the damage :(


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:03 am 
BoTM Winner
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Thats a great looking bike. Think I'd be after a shorter stem but the rest looks spot on! Oh and the hangar looks amazing.


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