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Old 11th January 2009   #4551
muleboy
 
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i know how much you all love charge plugs so heres mine :)



spec:

frame:
charge plug racer M

fork:
Bianchi full carbon

wheels:
rear- deep section unbranded rim on formula hub 32hole
front- mavic open pro on ultegra hub 36h
tyres- bontrager racelite 23c

bars/stem:
unbranded risers
ITM colnago 105mm

brakes:
105 caliper
dirty harry lever

Chainset
42t sugino ring and 175mm cranks
gusset chain tensioners
16t sprocket
scram1 chain

saddle:
charge, white

Pedals:
dunno mks maybe?
need some metal clips (anyone got any pm me!)

spokecards:
fixed gear leeds BRAPBRAP
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Old 11th January 2009   #4552
Harry.Major
 
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^^ the fork looks a little out of place IMHO. Also, no clips?
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Old 11th January 2009   #4553
muleboy
 
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yes no clips atm. my shitty plastic ones were doing more harm than good so if anyone has any metal ones to shift please pm me.
i really like the forks though, very light, which helps alot on this lump of metal ha!
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Old 11th January 2009   #4554
gusyup.
 
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i want to see fred's bike!
it looked dope.
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Old 11th January 2009   #4555
Hoggle
First go

Hi,

tis new to me this, anyway, I have fancied going fixed for a while so bought a full bike on ebay to convert.

I have heard kittens die because of this? I checked with Sheldon and got some info.

I am keeping most as original as I can, the paint is nice and stays and forks chromed so any grinding, fileing, brazing track ends on is a no i think for the time being.

Its a late 80's TT bike 531 frame, very light, good components.

So far i have taken off the bits I don't need and put a new chain ring on , (cranks are mavic 144 bcd). The BB is campag and with the cranks give a 45mm chain line. I am waiting for a back wheel from Betd (I initially went to brixton but it was £40 more?) which should line up nicely. Then it should all be tickadeboo.

The bike came with 2 sets of wheels and 5 cassettes, I will keep the 2 fronts. I will try to sell the rears. Offers
wheels are 700cc, one has a campag record hub (screw on type), Wolber tx profil rim. The other is a ofmega (screw on cassette) with a worn open pro. Cassettes vary in size and spread of gears 2 by suntour, 1 maillard, 1 regina extra and 1 regina america.

that is all, any ideas or advice would be good, pit falls I may not have thought of?

cheers, H
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Old 11th January 2009   #4556
fruitbat
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It's just a bike I use for riding around town and getting into lecturesetc. doesn't need to be anything special, aesthetically.
So why remove all the braze-ons and powdercoat it white?
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Old 11th January 2009   #4557
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There's a difference between repainting it simply so that it looks fresh and clean, and goin' for some crazy OTT candy paintjob. I guess he's going for the former.
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Old 11th January 2009   #4558
koens
 
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almost there... thanks billa...

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Old 11th January 2009   #4559
provenraddonor
 
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^so close! I;d be riding that thing... tyres and tubes, yeah?
@Hoggle - are the freewheels 7 speed? Could be interested in the Reginas.
...and you will get a MUCH better price for the Campag wheel if you keep the pair together.

Last edited by provenrad; 12th January 2009 at 00:48. Reason: not cassettes
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Old 11th January 2009   #4560
el squire
 
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Not usually my cup of tea but that looks like a lot of fun. Good project.
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Old 11th January 2009   #4561
åsm
MASSIVE handlebars! Are they getting trimmed or are you riding them wide? :)
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Old 11th January 2009   #4562
dogmatic
epic front wheel clearance on the brooklyn... is that a 650 in a 700 fork?
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Old 11th January 2009   #4563
Shinscar
 
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epic front wheel clearance on the brooklyn... is that a 650 in a 700 fork?
thats how they come, thats a 700c in a 700c fork.... its the love/hate people have with the gangster... IMO i love it the profile on the tubing on the front forks are lovely. Id love one for my stable.
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Old 11th January 2009   #4564
Shinscar
 
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bad pic but max's with a 28 tyre...

prollys:

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Old 11th January 2009   #4565
Shinscar
 
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fuck i want one.
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Old 11th January 2009   #4566
jammy
 
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Me too. They only make them in tiny sizes though.
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Old 11th January 2009   #4567
Shinscar
 
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scott not scot has one not sure but he has a large size.
ha this is scotts:
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Old 11th January 2009   #4568
spagettihoops
the clearance on the brooklyns forks is nuts.
i do like scotts though!
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Old 11th January 2009   #4569
hellomiles
 
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picking this up from retro di corsa on tuesday! Its 531c, awesome for cunts like me.
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Old 11th January 2009   #4570
eddie
 
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picking this up from retro di corsa on tuesday! Its 531c, awesome for cunts like me.
fixed.

it looks too squashed otherwise, makes me dizzy

Last edited by eddie; 11th January 2009 at 21:16.
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Old 11th January 2009   #4571
Hoggle
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^
@Hoggle - are the cassettes 7 speed? Could be interested in the Reginas.
...and you will get a MUCH better price for the Campag wheel if you keep the pair together.
The cassettes are all 6 speed.
I thought I'd get a better price keeping a pair of wheels together, but I kind of wanna keep the 2 front wheels. The campag front wheel is radial and looks nice on the bike, the other will be kept as a spare in case of buckling.
I'm not that fussed about how much I would get for the back wheels and cassettes as the bike was not that pricey in the first place.
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Old 11th January 2009   #4572
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almost there... thanks billa...

Looks sick, not going to miss you on that!
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Old 11th January 2009   #4573
hellomiles
 
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fixed.

it looks too squashed otherwise, makes me dizzy
Oh be nice!

I am cursed with short legs, hence why you might think that. Great clearances though..

Last edited by hellomiles; 11th January 2009 at 13:11.
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Old 11th January 2009   #4574
Todd
 
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The pursuit bike is losing the stickers and risers and going for a more classic look...




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Old 11th January 2009   #4575
rik
 
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nice sterm Todd, me like
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Old 11th January 2009   #4576
gusyup.
 
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ARGHHH!
that is my dream stem bar combo!
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Old 11th January 2009   #4577
edscoble
 
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The pursuit bike is losing the stickers and risers and going for a more classic look...


been looking for that kind of stem for fucking age!
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Old 11th January 2009   #4578
snoops
 
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gus and ed, you have missed a few on ebay in the past few weeks.

look harder
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Old 11th January 2009   #4579
Señor Bear
 
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Don't they still make the Ergo stem?
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Old 11th January 2009   #4580
daveray
 
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An OS ahead one is still produced I believe. I've got a quill one like that I was gonna put on the 'bay and some old cinelli tempo bars if anyone's interested.
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Old 11th January 2009   #4581
Todd
 
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There's an ahead version available in black and I believe....bright yellow!
Quill versions aren't made anymore. There's some available from a US ebayer who's charging shitloadss! (£115+ before shipping).
Got mine from ebay.de £26 inc postage! ;)

I'm hoping the 26.0 stem will go easy on the 26.4 bars.
Just need some nice long black track grips.
Strong G's or V's should work well...
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Old 11th January 2009   #4582
Todd
 
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Found it:

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Old 11th January 2009   #4583
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just got this, might be a bit small for me but having ridden bmxs i'm sure this won't be much of a problem. I'm thinking matt black spray with white or gold highlights then chrome and silver for the rest of the parts. Anyone have any nice ideas for what i could do?
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Old 11th January 2009   #4584
moog
 
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Leave it as it is, looks nice
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Old 11th January 2009   #4585
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Originally Posted by gusyup. View Post
i want to see fred's bike!
it looked dope.
almost there. Still waiting on pedals, and I've had to make do on the rear hub until I can afford what I really want (a green anodised phil). Plus I need to stretch the chain in, the rear hub is hanging on to the dropouts for dear life. There's some pics on my blog / flickr..
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Old 11th January 2009   #4586
philjay
 
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W/e you do, I'd get your name on the frame.
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Old 11th January 2009   #4587
andypancake
 
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been looking for that kind of stem for fucking age!
I have a polished one you can buy for £50?
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Old 11th January 2009   #4588
freddonor
 
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@bmx fred - what's to do except build it up?
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Old 11th January 2009   #4589
eddie
 
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just got this, might be a bit small for me but having ridden bmxs i'm sure this won't be much of a problem. I'm thinking matt black spray with white or gold highlights then chrome and silver for the rest of the parts. Anyone have any nice ideas for what i could do?
I think light blue* with a touch of black and gold paint in places will make it sparkle beautifully.

*even thought im not a fan of blue, i think a cool colour will look fantastic against that shiny "cool" chrome.

make sure you get all those "nobs" and cable attachments sawed off and polished
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Old 11th January 2009   #4590
freddonor
 
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Found it:

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Old 11th January 2009   #4591
SPdonor
 
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@ BMX Fred, you cannot repaint that frame! It's an absolute beaut.
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Old 11th January 2009   #4592
bmx_fred
 
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haha nothing really, but i guess it's a project until it's built up. I'm not really a fan of the colour though so I think the frame's going black before it's built up. Pretty excited to be riding something other than my lo-pro. I need to find bottom bracket and headset too.
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Old 11th January 2009   #4593
_Zed_donor
 
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@ BMX Fred, you cannot repaint that frame! It's an absolute beaut.
+ 1.

Step away from the spraycan!
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Old 11th January 2009   #4594
the-smiling-buddha
 
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Thats the ticket Fred nice bit of hammerite stop it rusting like
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Old 11th January 2009   #4595
SPdonor
 
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for fucks sake. my frame was metallic purple when i got it and i convinced myself to powdercoat it white. fail.

that paint is incredible! sounds like you're building from scratch so you could easily make it work! for the love of god don't repaint!

EDIT: what size is it? would you sell it?
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Old 11th January 2009   #4596
bmx_fred
 
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nah i'm putting parts from my lo-pro on it, i'm thinking kinda stealth look but if i kept the colour i could go with something like shinscar's


but matt black with higlights would look swish...
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Old 11th January 2009   #4597
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BMX_Fred- Don't paint the frame! Save the money and put it towards parts.
Looks like a Hillary Stone picture to me. Is it?
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Old 11th January 2009   #4598
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just got this, might be a bit small for me but having ridden bmxs i'm sure this won't be much of a problem. I'm thinking matt black spray with white or gold highlights then chrome and silver for the rest of the parts. Anyone have any nice ideas for what i could do?
DON'T CHANGE THE PAINTJOB! if you were to do the same paintjob again it would cost a lots of money.

keep it, it look like some classic NOS bike once you build it up.
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Old 11th January 2009   #4599
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yeah it is, i'm sure he/she paid less than i did but i don't think £100 was too bad-a-deal.
i'm thinking i shouldn't have asked about the paint job now haha...
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Old 11th January 2009   #4600
the-smiling-buddha
 
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don't be a pussy - get the paint brush out - slap it on

it'll look 'stealthy'
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