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Oddo

Member since Jan 2016 • Last active Dec 2022

Always interested in the next project.
Currently into 650b and 29" Adventure / Cross / Touring setups.

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    Holy shit. Just discovered this thread. This is one of the best homemade paint shops I ever saw. Kudos for your patience. Looks great!

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    That's exactly the vibe I am looking for. Must have watched that video a dozen times.

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    pmd about
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    Yes, that is true but it's also much harder to get track ( 1/8") chainrings for those BCDs and they often have a different chain line.
    I kinda feel I will end up with some square taper cranks as they will be the easiest to adjust the chain line (via different length bb axles)

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    The other night I started putting everything together and I started to spot the first problems.
    The spacing around the rear end is really tight. My wheelset that had a freewheel on one side from the previous owner wouldn't fit into the frame. My new LBS of trust removed it and now it fits.

    Next up the seattube. Due to the bend for a shorter wheelbase there isn't actually a lot of space for the seatpost to go in the frame. I guess the frame was supposed to be ridden with a short bmx style seatpost but I want to ride it like a fitting bike...
    That also means that I can't easily drop the seatpost for "sessions". Not sure what to do here. Maybe I just have to live with it.

    And finally the last one that is giving me the biggest headaches is the chainstay spacing. I was about throw on that old omnium crankset with a 44t chainring. Turns out the omnium wont fit. The spider is hitting the chainstay.
    I also tried the Veloci cranks I am running on the Steamroller and they spin but with little more clearance than a piece of paper. They are both 144BCD cranks so I am wondering if going for a 130BCD crank would help. I would like to avoid buying something very specific like bmx cranks because I don't have any other use for them.

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    A few fun SSMTB sessions in the forest near my parents place and riding my Steamroller a bit more fixed on gravel recently, got me a bit Wheelie and Bunnyhop Curious. Basically, I want to further improve my (fixed) bike handling skills for more fun on the trail.

    For training purposes, a smaller bike, shorter reach, flat pedals instead of clipless and lower gearing might be a good idea. It would be very cumbersome to always switch stuff around on the Steamroller which is also my daily. So the only sensible choice is another bike, right? RIGHT?!

    Having a bit of a fuck around bike is just fun but I didn't want this to be expensive. I think I got hooked on the idea when a decent condition Charge Scissor V2 frameset popped up on german small ads for €100. I got in contact. Sealed the deal and was promised fast shipping. Then excuse after excuse until after almost 2 months of back and forth the seller just ghosted me. I didn't pay anything until then so no fraud or anything, just sad. I really wanted that frame set.
    One of these:

    I kind of got set on the idea of building a fixed gear freestyle bike by then but being over 10 years late to the trend I had to realize that they have become incredibly niche. I can remember that about 5 or 6 years ago they were still obtainable. Some even going for very little money.
    It seems like what is left of the hype has gone mostly in the direction "26" big fixed bmx bikes" which is not what I am into. I want a full-size bike that's perfectly rideable on the road as well.
    After some more weeks on small ads and classifieds, I found a 2012 Subrosa Malum frame. Less tire clearance than what I was after and no fork but dirt cheap so I went with it. Turned out that finding a fitting fork was really hard due to the unconventional a-c and rake. I managed to snag a NOS Dartmoor Puncher fork from that same era from some polish craigslist type website using google translate. The seller was actually super helpful. With that out of the way I just had to get some small bits. Handlebars, stem, and headset. The rest was going to come from spares I already had.

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    Interesting bonus idea:
    Get a BMX hub like this Halo MXR.
    Space it out to 120mm. Go to velosolo, get a bolt on cog for the disc side, and as many of those 9-speed compatible single speed cogs on the freewheel side.
    You might end up with a single flip flop wheel. fixed on one side and 3-4 gears on the other side?
    Run that with a cheap 9-speed derailleur with the problem solvers derailleur hanger and a clamp-on friction shifter.

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    I'd say if you can find a 3speed IGH with 120mm that gives you the range you want then go for it, get it laced up as a second wheel with some sort of fully enclosed externally routed shifter and cable. You might be able to use the same chain so switching to gears is as easy as changing the rear wheel and zip tieing the shifter on.

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