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My new projectAlpedhuez55
Aug 24, 2003 5:08 PM
Well, I put together the Cignal frame I bought a few months ago. I moved most of the parts from my old Centurian to the new frame. I think I may put the geared parts back on the Centurian to use it on my trainer.

It has Suzue flip flop hubs with fixed and freewheel laced to sun CR 18 front and Rhyno Lite rear with Ritchey CrossMax tires. LX cantilever brakes, Shimano Exage Levers, Sugino Impel cranks w/Chainguard (probably will upgrade with soon) Salsa bar and stem.

I took it on a little ride. I need to dial a few things in. I forgot what a pain those old LX Canti's were to set up. They work OK though. I will mostly be for commuting, so I may end up putting a rack and fenders on it. I am lookking forward to hitting some fire roads with it and see how it handles.

Mike Y.
re: My new projectAlpedhuez55
Aug 24, 2003 5:22 PM
Here is another view. Those are Nashbar SPD/Cage pedals on it with some reflective tape. I think I paid $15 for them. They are great when I want to use street shoes but also have the SPD side. They are perfect for a commuter bike.
Great project...PdxMark
Aug 25, 2003 5:18 AM
That frame is wild. Fire roads on a fixie would be a challenge!

I've been commuting fixed gear for 5 months or so. It's been great. I get a better workout and am getting stronger at the same time.

I have a fixie commuter in the works. Standard road geometry, fender compatible, disc front brake. Hopefully have it running this winter.

Great project...Alpedhuez55
Aug 25, 2003 5:57 AM
I know a couple of people who ride fixed gear in the woods but I do not think I would. I will use the singlespeed side of the hub for that.

Fixed gear riding does make you stronger. I find myself climbing much better when I ride a fixie or singespeed just because you are forced into using that gear.

Mike Y.
re: My new projectukiahb
Aug 25, 2003 9:20 AM
Very nice! FWIW I'm using similar Shimano pedals on my fixie and they work very well, despite the width..good to have when you want to ride in street clothes and shoes too
Aug 28, 2003 7:48 PM
Unusual frame design, certainly will not come across another ss version on the trail/street...good luck!