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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:08 pm 
Old School Hero
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This is my very first self-make build. :roll:
A budget project: almost every part and bit can be found around the house,even frame+fork were "found" in the attic... :wink:
Only brake levers,spacers for the rear-hub and a chain tensioner are on my shopping list: cost limit is 30 Euro.
This wheelset is temporary only,black anodized Rigida-rims w Vredestein tires come from my recent workbike.
The cycle is going to be a "city-and-surroundings warrior" for everyday use&work. It is a plain county:shifting is not neccesary here,and I do want a single-speed ride -inspired by certain Retrobike-threads 8)
The planned gear ratio is 42 cog/15 cog...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:48 pm 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
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Nice to see another K2 on here!

Would love to see this build! :P


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 Post subject: quite rare
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:18 pm 
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Although not an exote,but really a quite rare make. I like the frame, somehow I'm sure it will be a lively/lovely ride :)
In this stage(without wheels,drive-train,brakes and seat):the "fork-frame-stem+bar-seatpost" weighs 5,22 kg.
My favourite tires will serve on this cycle... 8) paired w hard anodized Rigida rims. Hubs are NOS low-end Shimanos(it's a budget-build for everyday use)front:HB-RM50,rear FH-HG50. Canties front:Shimano BR-CT10,canties rear:a pair of unmarked Dia-Compe,levers:Tektro. It's something like mixed pickles as I use parts from my boxes,but I have no doubt about the issue.


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 Post subject: some progress
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:47 pm 
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Well,it's not complete,but already rideable... :roll:
The headset(Deore LX)needs to be repaired or renovated,the NOS crank(Ofmega made in Italy 1997)will be in use untill I manage to get a better set -but this was at home.The chain tensioner is a budget-gadget :wink: ,Taiwanese "Trinity".


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 Post subject: more details
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:27 pm 
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some closeup photos


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