|just built up my new (old) fixie||climbo|
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 details||bigrider|
Mar 1, 2003 8:25 AM
|What are you running
Is that a steel frame
Why the different tape color on the bar?
That is nice looking. How did you wreck in the accident?
|give me some juicy details||climbo|
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?
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? OT||biknben|
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? OT||climbo|
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. email@example.com
|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.|| |