Radman's 2nd Attempt At A Fixie To Try Be Cool

Postby radman on Fri 3/Jun/11 4:36pm

I acquired my dads road bike which wasnt doing much other than collecting dust. Initially i was just going to serviec it, new rear brake cable and some brake pads, now i've decided since i use my other bike for everything why not try and build a fixie again. I was kicking my self about 2 weeks after selling the last incomplete project radmans-avanti-t107959.html so now is as good a time as any to have another go at it.

Here are a couple of pics of the bike in a semi disassembled state.

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Next step is to remove the crank and bottom bracket then decide on color....
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Re: Radman's 2nd Attempt At A Fixie To Try Be Cool

Postby Trail on Fri 3/Jun/11 4:46pm

I would have thought an Avanti would never help one to be cool?? If you are going to get it repainted it may suffice however?
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Re: Radman's 2nd Attempt At A Fixie To Try Be Cool

Postby nagem on Fri 3/Jun/11 4:49pm

Reflectors.
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Re: Radman's 2nd Attempt At A Fixie To Try Be Cool

Postby nagem on Fri 3/Jun/11 4:51pm

And powder coating is seriously cheap. I paid $60 to get my frame and forks coated.
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Re: Radman's 2nd Attempt At A Fixie To Try Be Cool

Postby radman on Fri 3/Jun/11 4:53pm

nagem wrote:And powder coating is seriously cheap. I paid $60 to get my frame and forks coated.


Where did you get that done? In Auckland?
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Re: Radman's 2nd Attempt At A Fixie To Try Be Cool

Postby radman on Fri 3/Jun/11 4:54pm

nagem wrote:Reflectors.


rebellious i know....
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Re: Radman's 2nd Attempt At A Fixie To Try Be Cool

Postby nagem on Fri 3/Jun/11 4:57pm

radman wrote:
nagem wrote:And powder coating is seriously cheap. I paid $60 to get my frame and forks coated.


Where did you get that done? In Auckland?

In Cambridge. I think they are all pretty cheap though. The people I took mine to had a fitting for the bb so the powdercoating didn't get into the thread. I think it looks good. They blasted the old paint job off to and there are a few marks on the fork but not so much that it really bothers me. Mine is an old steel frame.
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Re: Radman's 2nd Attempt At A Fixie To Try Be Cool

Postby shmoodiver on Fri 3/Jun/11 5:56pm

doesn't have horizontal or track dropouts, may be hard to fix
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Re: Radman's 2nd Attempt At A Fixie To Try Be Cool

Postby nagem on Fri 3/Jun/11 6:24pm

shmoodiver wrote:doesn't have horizontal or track dropouts, may be hard to fix

But not impossible?
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Re: Radman's 2nd Attempt At A Fixie To Try Be Cool

Postby shmoodiver on Fri 3/Jun/11 6:28pm

nope, will need an eccentric BB.

chain tensioners don't work for fixed
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Re: Radman's 2nd Attempt At A Fixie To Try Be Cool

Postby Nick_K on Fri 3/Jun/11 6:52pm

shmoodiver wrote:nope, will need an eccentric BB.


Which will be worth more than the frame....

If there was any doubt (which there wasn't) that fixie aren't in anyway cool this proves it :)
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Re: Radman's 2nd Attempt At A Fixie To Try Be Cool

Postby Philthy on Fri 3/Jun/11 7:03pm

And besides it's aluminium, which ain't never gonna be cool anyway


ps: steel is real
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Re: Radman's 2nd Attempt At A Fixie To Try Be Cool

Postby radman on Fri 3/Jun/11 7:21pm

shmoodiver wrote:doesn't have horizontal or track dropouts, may be hard to fix



Why would i make it hard?
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Re: Radman's 2nd Attempt At A Fixie To Try Be Cool

Postby shmoodiver on Fri 3/Jun/11 7:26pm

no way to tension the chain except the magic ratio
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Re: Radman's 2nd Attempt At A Fixie To Try Be Cool

Postby radman on Fri 3/Jun/11 7:36pm

shmoodiver wrote:no way to tension the chain except the magic ratio


Would it make any difference if i went single speed rather than fixed?
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