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RvH

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    1. it's not as twitchy as it looks, the geo is quite relaxed with a 73 degree head tube angle wich makes the bike handle nice, imho.

    2. yes, it has a coaster brake
      Bar stem combo is an experiment for setup on a Polo and/or Trick bike, maybe a little more rise on the bars would be better.... the current setup feels good for just city riding too.

    @apc ^

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    what is your bike for? its like a bit of everything?

    No brake bridge? I know that strictly speaking its not a necessaity, but doesn't it help to minimise seatstay flex that is created from the power being applied to one side of the wheel? Honest question, as I am not an engineer.

    @Willpalmer: I just use it for driving around the city....it's not specificly build for a special purpose, just felt like building this bike

    @GA2G: I actually made a brake bridge for this frame, but when I tack welded it in place, I realized I liked the frame better without it. I know it helps minimizing flex but there is a pretty large weld area on seatstay-seattube section which seems to stiffen the rear end up enough. I didn't notice any flex so far (and I tried...)

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    what? twitchy as hell, no brakes and no foot retention

    plus it looks hideous

    Coaster brake. I don't understand why you would build yourself a custom bike to have 0 stem length. Kinda makes sense with a kids balance bike but on a full size thing?

    To my surprise I made it into the Bike Porn section......oh, and into the Bike Anti Porn as well.... ;)
    (quotes are from anti porn thread)

    1. it's not as twitchy as it looks, the geo is quite relaxed with a 73 degree head tube angle wich makes the bike handle nice, imho.

    2. yes, it has a coaster brake
      Bar stem combo is an experiment for setup on a Polo and/or Trick bike, maybe a little more rise on the bars would be better.... the current setup feels good for just city riding too.

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    I finally finished my singlespeed bike (already posted a frame picture in my Balance Bike post, http://www.lfgss.com/thread52613.html)

    Specs:

    • Frame, designed and homemade out of straight gauge CrMo steel,
    • custom made handlebars-stem combo,
    • Crank Brothers Cobalt C headset,
    • Leader V2 Trick Star forks,
    • Cinelli Unicanitor seat on Thomson elite seatpost,
    • SRAM S300 1.1 chainset with 44T chainring,
    • BMX grips,
    • track dropouts,
    • 16T Shimano coaster brake hub (painted black),
    • Octane One pedals

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    More info: www.roelvanheur.nl

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    as promised: how did I do it....

    First I designed the bike and made a SolidWorks drawing

    After that, I cut all the tubes, mittered the tubing by hand, than tack welded togheter and checked with the 2D drawings

    First impression with wheels

    Frame, forks and handlebars primed and ready for paint

    All steel parts and front wheel painted matte black and headset placed

    The fibreglass wheelcover, just out of the silicone mould....sorry, no pics of sanding, trimming edges and applying sticker.

    Finished bike

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    Fantastic, it would be good if you could document your next one (if there is a next one) with photos and descriptions etc... Blog style... I would be very interested in the whole process!

    I made some pictures during the build. I'll see if I can post these tonight....

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