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Old 6th Jul 2012, 12:55 AM   #1
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Thumbs up *UPDATE* SHE IS COMPLETE! - Building a Bike.

Hey everyone! Been awhile since I made a post, but this is pretty cool. I'm building a bike! I'm almost done and I'm pretty psyched about it, though it's been hell getting **** going. The first frame that was sent was damaged in shipping, the first set of wheels I was sent had the wrong hubs, and I had three companies that stated they had a crankset in stock and email me that they didn't, but all in all it's coming together.



I'm looking forward to tomorrow, I'll be getting the headset pressed together and everything cut and set at the right size, (gotta cut the fork so that it's not 10" out of the front bracket). She's gonna be pretty legit. Gatorskin tires on Vuelta track comp rims.

This will definitely make my leg feel better, tore my ACL a year ago, had reconstructive surgery and it's never been really as good because of the lack of biking. Hopefully I can bring the leg back to good condition and start skiing again!
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 02:15 AM   #2
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I saw the thread title and was hoping it'd be referring to motorcycle construction, but still, cool stuff. Hope your recovery goes well.
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 02:25 AM   #3
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seem like typically ****ty disorganized companies.
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 08:38 AM   #4
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Aren't you going to airbrush or otherwise paint it before you put it together? It's white man.
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 08:54 AM   #5
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Aren't you going to airbrush or otherwise paint it before you put it together? It's white man.
paint adds weight. strip it down to the metal with paint remover!!
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 09:10 AM   #6
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Aren't you going to airbrush or otherwise paint it before you put it together? It's white man.
Naw, leave it white. It's cool I think.
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 09:43 AM   #7
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I agree with BBA. Elegantly simple.
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 11:36 AM   #8
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Drill strategic holes in the frame so your ass whistles as you ride... + less weight. A bonus.
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 12:56 PM   #9
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Drill strategic holes in the frame so your ass whistles as you ride... + less weight. A bonus.
Whistle tips? WOO WOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 02:05 PM   #10
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Whistle tips? WOO WOOOOOOOOOOOO!
I cheated when I had my mountain bike made... I called Schwinn and let them handle it in house. For the money I paid I could of almost had a custom Fisher.

No holes drilled in it. Not that I expected you to commit such sacrilege either.
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 02:42 PM   #11
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Is that single speed? Hipster!
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 11:59 PM   #12
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Hehe, it's a freespeed, but I'm pretty far from a hipster. I was originally planning a multigear bike, but for a derailleur, 3-cog crankset, and a 10cog rear cassette, I was looking at about an extra $500 minimum, for the cheapest decent stuff, (700$ extra for the ones I wanted). That would have costed me over $1000 to build. Currently she's standing at about 600-650$ and a few sixpacks of beer.

SHE IS COMPLETE!

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Ride to live, Live to ride. I rode a Trek when I was abiding in Phoenix, good days.

Enjoy your new transport!
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Congrats man!
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Old 7th Jul 2012, 01:13 AM   #15
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Sorry but why white? White just shows the grime and filth so much easier if you happen to neglect it for a couple days. White vehicles, white shoes, white shirts, never buy white.
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Needs grips.

If it was me and I was building that I'd put some Cardiff Ash Wood Grips... Just to add comfort and a dash of flare. But then I do gravitate towards the ostentatious.
http://www.cardiffltd.com/grips.html
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Old 7th Jul 2012, 01:56 AM   #17
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Ooooh, dude, they have wooden rims/hubs at a bike shop here. 700C too. Deep V.
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Old 7th Jul 2012, 04:12 AM   #18
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I think I would want see there performance in the areas of impact resistance, speed, and stopping before I trusted them. But it sounds like it could look damn nice.
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Old 7th Jul 2012, 09:02 PM   #19
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Nice Mav. I'd put bar ends on as well. Very handy when crashing
Aslo nice to have a choice of position on a long ride, fnarr fnarr, etc.
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Old 7th Jul 2012, 09:21 PM   #20
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Bar ends are for mountainbikes, and are clunky and in the way when squeezing through tight areas though. I'm actually going to cut another inch off each side of the handlebars soon.
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