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Building a bike.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DRT-Maverick, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. DRT-Maverick

    DRT-Maverick Lover of Earwigs

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    *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.

    [​IMG]

    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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  2. Vaskadar

    Vaskadar It's time I look back from outer space

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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.
     
  3. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    seem like typically shitty disorganized companies.
     
  4. Gir

    Gir Offensive mode!

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    Aren't you going to airbrush or otherwise paint it before you put it together? It's white man.
     
  5. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    paint adds weight. strip it down to the metal with paint remover!!
     
  6. BillyBadAss

    BillyBadAss Strong Cock of The North

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    Naw, leave it white. It's cool I think.
     
  7. gopostal

    gopostal Active Member

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    I agree with BBA. Elegantly simple.
     
  8. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    Drill strategic holes in the frame so your ass whistles as you ride... + less weight. A bonus.
     
  9. DRT-Maverick

    DRT-Maverick Lover of Earwigs

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    Whistle tips? WOO WOOOOOOOOOOOO!
     
  10. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    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.
     
  11. Twisted Metal

    Twisted Metal Anfractuous Aluminum

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    Is that single speed? Hipster!
     
  12. DRT-Maverick

    DRT-Maverick Lover of Earwigs

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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!

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Twrecks

    Twrecks Spectacularly Lucky

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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!
     
  14. BillyBadAss

    BillyBadAss Strong Cock of The North

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    Congrats man!
     
  15. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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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.
     
  16. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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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
     
  17. DRT-Maverick

    DRT-Maverick Lover of Earwigs

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    Ooooh, dude, they have wooden rims/hubs at a bike shop here. 700C too. Deep V.
     
  18. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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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.
     
  19. KaL976

    KaL976 *nubcake*

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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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  20. DRT-Maverick

    DRT-Maverick Lover of Earwigs

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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. :eek:
     

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