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My latest single speed project.........(8 posts)

My latest single speed project.........Dave Hickey
Jul 15, 2002 6:03 AM
1989 Bianchi Premio. Dura Ace brakes, levers, and crank arms. Velocity/Ultegra wheels with 16T BMX cog. Specialized saddle, cage and pack. Rode it about 75 miles this weekend. Good time was had by all.
You're pimpin' on that ride...NMtronracer
Jul 15, 2002 6:20 AM
Hey Tron, what did you decide on a frame??...NMDave Hickey
Jul 15, 2002 7:29 AM
It went up to $472, and I didn't want to pay that much....tronracer
Jul 15, 2002 9:23 AM
I was going to bid $350 and try to snipe it, but b4 I knew it, other bidders shot it up to $472. I wasn't entirely sure I liked the long top tube anyway.

So the quest just began and for a short while
looked like it would end,
but the best prospect must fit
without the top tube long a little bit
but another steed will soon appear around the bend.
I just hope its a chromie, cause that's what I call style.

Sorry, that sucked
very sexy, daveSpirito
Jul 15, 2002 10:50 AM
full marks for attention to detail.

re: your question earlier about cable routing ..... i also had a bmx type lever (close to stem) and a non aero lever that i would have preferred to use but my mate wanted minimalism and was made aware that the cable would lose some of its efficiency by kinking it the way it is. it seems to work very well and the brakes are quite strong (work better than i had expected). long term im not sure how it will be but as he only has one brake i told him to check the brake before every ride and to make sure all is good.

Spirito, did you resolve your frame issue on rec.bikes?Dave Hickey
Jul 15, 2002 11:51 AM
i appreciate your discretion on this matter...Spirito
Jul 15, 2002 1:01 PM
i didnt want to make it public and draw any bad vibe to the vendor (especially as he is on holiday) but i was disappointed as i expressed.

i dont know if i can wait 2 weeks and will probably start the build. mum's the word until i can discuss it with him and whether i have just claim.

i still dont know what to make of it as had i bought a demo car from a dealer, or an open box PC i would expect to be made aware of it and that its price would reflect as well.

who knows?

I notice this is becoming a singlespeed/fixed forum!Humma Hah
Jul 15, 2002 1:28 PM
... and I'm happy to see how many of you are getting into it! This gets us back to cycling's roots, and I think that's appropriate for a retro forum.

I think you need to take that thing on a century. That was a common ride length back in the 1890's, except they didn't have paved roads.