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S/S Project completeDorf411
Dec 19, 2003 8:18 PM
Sorry, not a fixed gear but hopefully in the near future I will get a flip-flop wheelset. I thought you would like to see it anyway. This bike began life as a FUJI, I took it home and cut off all excess cable guides and unnecessary parts. It was then delivered to a co-worker along with 2 dozen donuts and two cans of Christmas cookies. Miraculously, 6 hrs later it picked it up and it had a nice fresh powder coat. Hope you enjoy.
re: S/S Project completeDorf411
Dec 19, 2003 8:18 PM
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re: S/S Project completeDorf411
Dec 19, 2003 8:20 PM
Close up.
Great lookingDave Hickey
Dec 19, 2003 8:59 PM
Very nice job
Dec 21, 2003 7:19 PM
old steel bikes.
ps: the bar tape color scheme looks "off". black, all black.
cool.. and keep the blue tape!Auriaprottu
Dec 21, 2003 7:48 PM
Don't get rid of the blue tape! The bike's already white (or pearl, off-white, whatever). Every bike deserves some color, unless it's ALL black (including stem, post, cages, & rims), which is also cool. With some matching cages, the tape won't even stand out so much. Black tape on a bike looks like every other bike in your LBS, bone stock. There's a reason Italian bikes look better than their contemporaries from anywhere else in the world- and it ain't the name on the downtube. It's the colors. Saddle, tape, frame, tires.

But I do recommend you put some Campagnolo on it. Shows you care :)
Dec 22, 2003 9:20 AM
I'm sure this bike will morph quite a bit to who know what. But for the initial build, it was on the cheap side using parts and junk I had already which included the bar tape. The only parts that I had to get were the brakes and brake levers, all the rest were in a box in my garage.

Thanks to all for the compliments.