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Offline Alan

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I'm finally fixed (non-MTB photos inside)
« on: June 06, 2009, 07:46:04 PM »
Finished up the project today.  Here is a breakdown of the build:
 
1974 Raleigh Grand Prix frame.  Cottered cranks (with vintage Raleigh cotter pins) and 40t chain ring off of a 1976 Raleigh Record.  Cinelli bars and stem from a late 70's or early 80's Trek.  Random MTB seat (soon to be replaced with a black Brooks seat).  Mavic wheels w/Origin8 hubs (cheap wheelset from my LBS).  Schwalbe Lugano tires.  Crankbrother Candy C pedals (in pink) that I had laying around. 
 
Took it out for a ride around the neighborhood.  Awesome ride but it will take some adjusting.  I'm accustomed to riding mountain bikes, so I'm not comfortable with the whole skinny tire thing. 
 
Overall I am delighted with the way this bike turned out...it is exactly what I envisioned when I purchased the frame a few months ago.  Not so sure about the white wrap though.  I may also add a rack to the back since I'll be using this bike to run errands around town (i.e. beer and food runs).
 
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Re: I'm finally fixed (non-MTB photos inside)
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 08:38:57 PM »
Looks great. Way to bring back some vintage iron. I would of said hello when you were at bikeworks this afternoon. You were leaving when i got there.

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Re: I'm finally fixed (non-MTB photos inside)
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2009, 08:46:24 PM »
Fixie?!

Awesome!

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Re: I'm finally fixed (non-MTB photos inside)
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2009, 08:53:52 PM »
Looks great. Way to bring back some vintage iron. I would of said hello when you were at bikeworks this afternoon. You were leaving when i got there.

Those guys at Bikeworks are great.  I had them wrap my bars and look at a headset issue I was having. 

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Re: I'm finally fixed (non-MTB photos inside)
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2009, 08:59:15 PM »
Fixie?!

Awesome!

Durn tootin.  Time for the wife to take out another life insurance policy on me.

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Re: I'm finally fixed (non-MTB photos inside)
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2009, 09:15:30 PM »
Looks great!!!
 
With a vertical dropout the chain line and slack looks tight.
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Re: I'm finally fixed (non-MTB photos inside)
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2009, 10:11:17 PM »
Awesome classic!  My first real bike was a 1979 Raleigh Grand Prix.

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Re: I'm finally fixed (non-MTB photos inside)
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2009, 10:41:53 PM »
That is a great looking bike.

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Re: I'm finally fixed (non-MTB photos inside)
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2009, 08:29:46 AM »
Looks good. Thanks for not putting pink bar tape and gold aero looking wheels on it. How do you stop though?

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Re: I'm finally fixed (non-MTB photos inside)
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2009, 11:49:17 AM »
How do you stop though?

it's all in the legs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: I'm finally fixed (non-MTB photos inside)
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2009, 04:52:00 PM »
Those pink pedals are hot!  ;)
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Re: I'm finally fixed (non-MTB photos inside)
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2009, 06:11:02 PM »
Looks great!!!
 
With a vertical dropout the chain line and slack looks tight.

Pretty sure those are horizontal dropouts. That is a nice looking chainline though.

I keep waiting for the Sturmey Archer S3X (I hate that name) hubs to finally make it to market to built up a wheel for a conversion. Personally I plan to keep the brakes because, A) I like having brakes and B) the hoods give another hand position.

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Re: I'm finally fixed (non-MTB photos inside)
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2009, 06:45:20 PM »
Bike looks great. Fixies like that look super clean. No nonsense fun bike.
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Re: I'm finally fixed (non-MTB photos inside)
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2009, 07:23:18 PM »
Those pink pedals are hot!  ;)

I had a cool set of original pedals w/toe clips off of the same '76 Record that I got the cranks from but they didn't work out (bearings are shot and one of the platforms came off the spindle). 
 
I was going to figure a way to paint the Candy C's black, however I don't mind the pink all that much.  They add a bit of character to the bike. 

 

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