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What are your winter bike projects?...(8 posts)

What are your winter bike projects?...Djudd
Oct 7, 2002 1:38 PM
We all have those things we want to do and we all know winter is the best time for them.

I'm getting two bikes repainted and finally building the fixed gear-century machine with all Miche parts
re: What are your winter bike projects?...merckx56
Oct 7, 2002 3:47 PM
1)turning the molteni merckx into a fixed gear. almost done! just need to build the wheel and install levers!
2)the 25 pound rain bike. thron steel frame w/oclv fork and leftover 9 speed ultegra(including the tiagra shifters that came on the 'cross bike.)
3)build new 'cross rig. jamis nova (631 reynolds) with dura-ace drivetrain (old 9 speed stuff), deda magic bar and stem and ritchey cranks and wheels. waiting for ritchey 'cross cranks from cambria ($75 with shipping on closeout!!!), need to run the derailleur cables, true the wheels and give it a final once over!
the sickness is taking hold once again!
re: What are your winter bike projects?...timfire
Oct 7, 2002 5:42 PM
Building my fiance a titanium criuser, sort of.

She really doesn't care but I got a titanium mountain frame for free from a friend, the catch being that it has a crack that needs repairing. Anyway, I'm going to build it up into a flyweight street-bike/cruiser for her. Single speed, 1in slicks, moustache bars. She won't even know how good of a bike it's going to be.

Maybe I can get under 15 lbs...

--Timothy Kleinert
re: What are your winter bike projects?...fbg111
Oct 7, 2002 6:05 PM
1) Upgrade to Mavic Kyserium SSLs
2) Replace flat strap pedals with either Speedplay's or Coombe's.
3) Read Zinn and Bartletts.
re: What are your winter bike projects?...desmo
Oct 7, 2002 7:23 PM
sell all of last winter's projects so I can afford a Record gruppo for the Foco frame I'm having built now.
re: What are your winter bike projects?...jwarrenod
Oct 7, 2002 9:17 PM
Building up the $45 Tange frame with Carbon fork as an urban asault bike to tow my 5 year old around on his trail-a-bike and to pull the 9 month old (will be by then) around in the burley next summer.

Anyone got some parts they want to donate!

Build a bike shop in the new garage ...Humma Hah
Oct 8, 2002 6:37 AM
I wanna pro-grade service stand right in the middle, and a big pegboard with all the bike tools and parts, and good lighting.

Then I'm gonna take all the parts I buy this weekend at Trexlertown and do what you're doing, build up a fixed-gear roadbike, aiming at double centuries and shorter brevets, from my '74 Paramount frame and as many vintage Campy parts as I can scrounge.
re: What are your winter bike projects?...LC
Oct 8, 2002 9:52 AM
Completely take apart all of my 6 bikes (except my winter/rain bike which I do in the summer), clean and lube everything.