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just built up my new (old) fixie(12 posts)

just built up my new (old) fixieclimbo
Feb 28, 2003 3:56 PM
after breaking my last one in a car accident I got this new frame from a team-mate. It fells really nice.
give me some juicy detailsbigrider
Mar 1, 2003 8:25 AM
What are you running
Is that a steel frame
Why the different tape color on the bar?
Rear Wheel

That is nice looking. How did you wreck in the accident?
give me some juicy detailsclimbo
Mar 1, 2003 1:26 PM
crash - a car pulled out in front of me and I went up and in to a curb and a brick retaining garden wall. Fork bent and frame scratched up but should be OK, I can re-align it and get a new fork, or fix it.
bar tape - it's leftovers, not intentionally those colours. As with the tyres, just got them cheap.
frame - Reynolds 531 steel. (Falcon built some of Eddy Merckx's frames back in the day I found out)
rear wheel - sovos hub, sun rim.
42x15 on the 105 cranks.
I will soon have a brake lever attached to the bar so the brake on the front works.
Pretty, but the tires clash with the frame!Humma Hah
Mar 1, 2003 12:06 PM
Ech! Lime-green tires? Who dreamed up this trend?
Pretty, but the tires clash with the frame!climbo
Mar 1, 2003 1:21 PM
I had the tyres before the frame, I kinda like it, it ended up being my rasta bike. My other clinchers are blue but these are 700x25 for the extra comfort on my commute.
Mar 1, 2003 2:12 PM
nice bike! rookie question, i know; but what style handlebars are those called, and where can i get some?
profile aerobarclimbo
Mar 1, 2003 2:21 PM
thanks Brian, they are TT bars, supposed to have shifters etc. attached but they work great for a fixie, lots of hand positions, better for climbing than a regular bar. I'll post a pic when I get the brake attached to the bar so you can see how I worked it. Get them at an LBS or Performance on-line. They also come in a swept down version so the ends are about an inch lower than the flat section.
thanks; just what i was looking for...! (nm)BriKMan45
Mar 1, 2003 2:46 PM
Where you commuting to/from? OTbiknben
Mar 2, 2003 2:56 PM
I know we are in the same area. Just wondering if I should keep an eye out for you. I commute on my fixed gear from Robbinsville to Pennington a few days a week. Don't you work in the Hopewell area?
Where you commuting to/from? OTclimbo
Mar 3, 2003 10:27 AM
Hamilton to Hopewell via Trenton and Ewing is my route to work. Some days I'm out training in the Pennington/Hopewell/Lambertville area anywhere between 6:00 and 8:30.

Not much yet this year but usually end up riding every day, the cold weather has delayed this a bit for 2003.
We'll cross paths eventually...biknben
Mar 3, 2003 12:26 PM
I've been bearing the cold when it hasn't been too rediculous. Mostly when roads are dry and it isn't below the middle teens. I did a couple days in the ice last week.

I usaully leave around dawn (6:30ish). Unfortunately, I usually go home during peak rush. I can't leave early and I'm not willing to stay late. Baker's Basin road really blows at that time. It's a free for all. Is that where you cross Rte. One? I'm wondering if there's a better way. Quaker Bridge is a disaster and Princeton crossings start extend the ride too much for this time of year.

Drop me a line if you're looking for company some time. I've been doing some solo fixed rides on weekends around the Allentown-Clayton area. I wouldn't mind the company.
We'll cross paths eventually...climbo
Mar 3, 2003 1:45 PM
I cross Rte 1 in Trenton, actually I go under it so it's really easy for me (at Mulberry St). Takes in a nice bit of the 'hood, good scenic ride to work. I'll keep a fixie ride in mind.