vp1337's Retro MTB Shenanigans

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  • Thanks mate, they sure are!

    Also this came up, and I just couldn't resist...


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  • nice!! cant wait to c where this one is going!

  • Cheers mate, same! So many ideas, so little dime...

  • Hah, dope! :D

  • Took it home finally. It was ~50 quid, which is more than a fair price in Hungary for such bikes.
    It's not pristine, but the groupset is in a hella nice condition, and most of the frame, forks and stem are lovely too!
    I expected it to be heavier too, it's around 13.8 kg as of now, will try to get it down to 12 when I finish the conversion.
    First stage will be a simple single speed mod, most stuff will come from the Diamond Back, rear wheel from ye' olde Marin, 26x2.1 Big Apples, and a townie handlebar. Gonna be simple, cheap, and tons of fun. Need to get some brake pads too, these are still the original, so they're close to 30.


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  • sooo cool! love the pink with black likes! wished it was all over the frame! so cool

  • Same dude, same! It's so wacky but so rad at the same time.

  • Love it.

  • Great! Looks like it's in good nick

  • Cheers lads!

    In the meanwhile I've finally had a peck of time to shoot the Mali (album link):

  • Nearly finished, need to sort rear cog position, then it's done. I officially hate U-brakes from now on, no clearance for the 2.10 Big Apple... At least I've got the weight down to 12.3 kg, which is pretty darn good for such a bike.


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  • My bikes didn't really make me smile in the last year or so. This put a wide ass fucking grin on my face. I missed the simplicity of a single speed.
    Took the long way home - it has already seen more gravel and dirt than my previous couple bikes all together... It's a real head turner! The machine's so hideous, that people turn their heads away instantly.


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  • Looks great! 'Needs' mudguards though.

  • haha awesome man! The cheapest frankenbikes are mostly the most fun to ride

  • I'd have to ditch the rear brake then haha!

  • They are indeed! I just love this one. It's not fully ideal yet, wheels needs some dishing, and I'll probably put a bigger cog up the back, but otherwise I don't intend to spend a penny on it.

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