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Need some Fixed/SS road porn...(8 posts)

Need some Fixed/SS road porn...kamss
Feb 26, 2003 9:06 PM
i'm going to convert my ellsworth flight to an ss (not fixed, i know...i'm a wuss) i have most of the parts, just need to get a rear cog (maybe a king cog) and a crankset with a chainring (any suggestions). maybe even a tensioner. anyone recommend a nice 42 ss ring up front? i was thinking of using a ring from chairings.com. here's the parts i have (and what i'm planning of using)...
ellsworth flight frame,look hsc3 fork,cane creek c2 hs
sun-ringle pro elite wheels,king cog
titec miller stem,ritchey wcs bar
shimano exage brake levers/rsx 100 brakeset
crankset/chainring,BB-??? don't know...any suggestions???
spd-r 535 pedals. any suggestions or tips would be helpful. the porn is just something i need to inspire me to get the ball rolling. tia.
Pleny of porn at this link...........Dave Hickey
Feb 27, 2003 5:39 AM
http://www.tc-homes.com/bike/forum/fg-bikes/

It's all fixed gear bikes
Should we expect a picture there of a new fixed red cinelli?bigrider
Feb 27, 2003 10:20 AM
No, it's going to be a multi-geared bike. But.........Dave Hickey
Feb 27, 2003 12:12 PM
I'm getting a new fixed that I'll post pics in the next two weeks
partsTig
Mar 4, 2003 7:09 AM
Some of the fun of converting to a fixed/SS is using the parts you have and finding the rest and making it all work together. Your list is fine. I found a new, never used Exage crank set cheap on eBay as well as a new sealed square-tapered bottom bracket (get a narrow spindle, like less than 110 mm). I'd suggest a polished crank set over my "painted" Exage cranks for finish durability unless you are on a tight budget. I don't like SPD's for road (and not even MTB anymore), but that is a personal decision, like saddle choices.

Here's the ultimate fixed gear bike porn, which will make any bike we own look sad by comparison!
If there wasn't a three year waitning list, I'd own a MoonDave Hickey
Mar 4, 2003 5:19 PM
Great bikes. Hey Tig, I'll have to be my new ride down to Houston. I bought a Cinelli Super Corsa. I built it up today. I'm just waiting on the wheels and saddle. It's going for a virgin ride on Saturday.
Ah, yet another fine bike!Tig
Mar 5, 2003 6:38 AM
Where did you find the Cinelli? Is it an older one or a new one? Be sure to share some photos with us.

My Saturday riding time gets cut short since I'm working at an LBS (the same one we met up at). I work every other Sunday at noon, so I still have time for longer weekend rides, as well as a few weekdays off. The good side is I get bike stuff at cost + shipping. I'm also improving my mechanic's skills by more than I knew I needed!
Ah, yet another fine bike!Dave Hickey
Mar 5, 2003 1:23 PM
I bought a new Super Corsa at GVH. I'll post pics as soon as it's finished. That's great about the LBS job. I'll come down for a "business" trip during the week. Maybe we can sneek a ride in.