Not worthy of its own thread, but I have finally built my first bike, and first fixed at that. I'm sure I have committed a vast amount of bike sins, both mechanical and aesthetic, but I'm pretty happy none the less.
The plan was something practical, but fun to ride when I didn't want to lug my tourer around town, maybe be able to lock it outside a shop too so in the long run will be ratted up.
Along the way I learned how to set up and fit caliper brakes, switch a chain, fit and remove bars (we all have to start somewhere)
The chain needs a link or two removed but I wanted to take it for a spin to make sure everything else is ok
Still to come:
2 bottle cages
One of those clip on rear fenders
Something to protect the frame from the bars
Inside is how it came, outside is after it's built.