Apollo Plateau fixed gear bodge bike build

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  • Bought an Apollo Plateau gas pipe mountain bike frame from FB marketplace for £5, with the plan to turn it into a fat tyre fixed gear bike, with aid of a disc cog that's been dormant in my spares drawer.

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  • Initial progress: found some cheap wheels, got a seatpost and a saddle. Crankset and pedals on the way. Still haven't decided on handlebars. Someone suggested Bullmoose, though that might cost more than the rest of the bike put together.

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  • Enjoying how low grade this is. It’s the kind of build that’s within my skills and budget.

  • Very good. I need a frame exactly like this for my wheelset.

  • Got a rhs brake lever you can have for free for this if you want

  • Budget builds rule.

  • I've gone for some Raleigh North Road handlebars, mounted upside down for the “poor man's Salsa Woodchipper” look.

    Might flip them the right way up again depending on the fit. Grips are temporary

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  • Oops

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  • Was able to fish it out relatively easily with some pliers. I guess old bolts aren't worth reusing

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Apollo Plateau fixed gear bodge bike build

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