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Whats next?

 

Il probably rub the frame down with bees wax

Adjust the seat

I have some nicer track cranks but as of yet no suitable chainring for them

I have some high flange Miche flip flop hubs

or probably none of the above and save all that for a custom frame

 

 

might want a front brake IDK, I'm probably too old for that stuff. Might go do some laps at the wee velodrome in hillcrest

no doubt I missed the boat on fixies being hip, but whatevs, I'm pretty much a professional cyclist and bright coloured bikes with bmx bars are lame

Il probably sell it if you want it bad enough

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Things i have done recently

 

Front brake - i dont like the lever, havnt found one i think suits. alsmost swapped it for a centrepull but it looked horrible

 

longer stem. doesnt handle like total crap now that the weight isnt so far behind the front wheel

 

longer chain so its not only half in the dropouts

 

I torched off the pully mount, pump pegs, and front guard mounts. THis was a silly thing to do because they all had locator tabs and left holes in the frame, which i then had to braze up. But i dont have a grinder here so whatevs

 

I think thats is. I didnt file off the rear guard mounts because i have some track ends im going to braze in

 

 

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Should be able to file off braze wothout breaking a sweat. Haha.

Oh yeah it's already done. I was meaning I should have just cut them off.

I dunno what lever I want. Maybe just an original one

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thinkng of putting some big brown fat franks on

 

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would totally change the bike tho, and I think I will need some wider rims

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brown delta cruisers? then you wont have to get new rims haha.

 

how about a bar end lever?

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brown delta cruisers? then you wont have to get new rims haha.

 

how about a bar end lever?

yea maybe, I kinda want some balloon tyres. Will wear these ones out and maybe look then

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So i have another bike

Its Terrible

 

Mustang Sports.

 

Was a 3speed

An 8ft tall person had tried to stretch the frame to fit them i guess

it wasnt good

 

Im going against week before bike summit rules and am shrinking it and turning it back to normal, so I can sledge into some crowds

 

 

 

First, the yuckness. it was covered with red tape

 

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not even any tubing to cover it

 

 

 

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And tidied up a little. I think that bottom headtube lug is bent, the tubing is nearly spot on straight going into it. Maybe its an illusion because I need to clean it up some more.

 

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Threw some bits at it to see what it looks like. Not too bad

Almost have enough spares to have it ridable, don't have a bottom bracket tool because I only ever deal with cup and cone, or the phil wood one on my touring bike. So waiting till then.

Will bomb around as is for a while. The ultimate beater, just to see how well my joints hold. I silver brazed them. If it falls to bits then whatever because I only really paid for the fork.

 

If it doesn't fall to bits -

then gloss black

High flange flip flop hub for fixed/single speed

blacked out everything else

 

 

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Overnight parts from Russia

 

 

 

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should work alright.

 

These are 5mm thick. the original are a whopping 1/8", so I think il just cut them off and grind them out, this should get rid of any old brass, then il zap them with a welder

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