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Project bike - first fixie(5 posts)

Project bike - first fixieMLCrisis
Mar 22, 2003 4:42 PM
I wanted to show off my new toy. Got the Peugeot frame and lots of good parts at the local recycling center for $10. Pretty small for me (check out that stem!), but the fore-aft reach is pretty much right on. Already had brakes and front crankset from another old project. Rebuilt the wheels myself...a good experience. Stripped, cleaned and lubed everything - learned a lot. New rubber all around and we're good to go. Home paint job...what can I say? I always wanted a clean, yellow bike. GREAT FUN to ride in my first few excursions around the neighborhood - I love the simplicity of it all. When the weather breaks for good here in Michigan, I'll take it out for some longer test rides (LOTS of them...I can't wait).
re: Project bike - first fixiemoschika
Mar 23, 2003 10:18 PM
nice yellow bike.

i've found some good deals at the local recycling center myself. i have an older motobecane hanging in my shed i picked up for $5 waiting for it's turn on the stand.
Where did you find that stem?Continental
Mar 24, 2003 7:51 AM
My beater bike needs one like that.
Where did you find that stem?MLCrisis
Mar 24, 2003 8:03 AM
It's all steel...the brand is Pyramid - the quill is 12" and the reach is about 70mm. Got it from www.big-wheel.com - lots of great inexpensive parts from them. Another option (alloy) is the Nitto Technomic stem...a slightly shorter quill but lots of choices of reach - much nicer, but $20-30 more) - available from any QBP affiliated vendor (I try to support Sheldon Brown/Harris Cyclery).
thanks nmContinental
Mar 24, 2003 9:03 AM