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New Rider/ New Conversionakky
Dec 14, 2002 10:06 AM
Hi all, after reading all the info here, decided to put together a fix gear bike, mainly to get in better shape. Too bad the weather has not cooperated, only rode the bike once and loved it. Here are some pics. I'm open to suggestions and criticism.
The bike is a late 80's Raleigh Grand Prix, painted flat black, the rear wheel was converted using a Surly fixer. Running a 42 x 17 combination, which seems to work so far.

re: New Rider/ New Conversionfixedgearhead
Dec 14, 2002 10:22 AM
You did well. Good looking bike.

I'd give suggestions and criticisms but can't think of even one!Tig
Dec 14, 2002 12:32 PM
Very nice job on it. I like the TT bars and the MTB brake/placement. Very cool. I'm not sure how bad the weather is where you live (it must be bad!), but I'd try to get out when possible to enjoy the bike.
Perfect...Dave Hickey
Dec 14, 2002 2:59 PM
Great job. What do you have on the downtube shift bosses?
Dec 14, 2002 5:38 PM
Thanks for all the compliments, the bike was finished last weekend, and went for a short ride on Sunday, now during the week is hard to go out during the day, thinking of adding my mtb lights to be able to ride it at night.

The shift bosses are being covered with cable stops.
very nicebigrider
Dec 16, 2002 4:43 AM
What a great bike to start your conversion with. It looks great and I am sure it rides better than it looks.
2 suggestionsonespeed
Dec 16, 2002 7:58 AM
Go for the sleek look.

1. File down the tob tube cable guides.

2. Get rid of the shifter braze ons.

It looks good though.
Nah; provides character.Steve_0
Dec 19, 2002 10:27 AM