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My new project(7 posts)

My new projectwspokes
Dec 10, 2003 4:59 AM
I won this last evening on ebay. I plan on building it up into a fixie/path bike. Maybe find a little wider tubbies out there somewhere. I pretty much have the parts with a few needs. anyone have a spare crankset lying about? 172.5 would be good...175 Ok as well.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3642886560&category=22681&rd=1
re: My new projectDave Hickey
Dec 10, 2003 5:26 AM
I saw that too. If it was smaller, you would have had a battle on your hands:-) Very nice looking frame.
re: My new projectwspokes
Dec 10, 2003 7:27 AM
It is a bit "tall" and I am hoping it works for me. I took a chance. At that cost, I figured it was a good attempt. I believe I will have some good clearance to play with tire size as well. I plan on slapping on some beefier tubbies. Maybe even venture on the side of vittoria cross tires. Glad I didn't have to duke it out with another RBR listee.
So, your fixie will have a kickstand? (nm)cmgauch
Dec 10, 2003 9:11 AM
Ummm...probably notwspokes
Dec 10, 2003 11:00 AM
No, the bike on ebay had one. I won't use it or keep it on. I was just sharing with the group the bike I won and wish to build up. Does yours have a kickstand?
One does...cmgauch
Dec 10, 2003 11:19 AM
...kickstand, full fenders & a chainguard...but I use it for commuting .6mi to the bus stop.

Sorry to be a wiseguy. Thanks for sharing your new purchase - love that classic steel!
will make a swell scorcherdesmo
Dec 10, 2003 4:24 PM
Big is good. That thing will look just right with an old Brooks down low on the top tube. Just hope the guy who installed the kickstand was not a complete ape. Every "good" tubed bike I've ever found with one of those things had squashed chainstays. Can't help on the cranks, but I think you should go cottered steel. Find a cheap old 48/52 set and cut off the outer ring. Like so.