Project Budget Fixie + Wife's SS

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Re: Project Budget Fixie

Postby jaseyjase » Sun May 10, 2009 8:49 pm

brauluver wrote:And there's the money shot!
awesome transformation, you should be well pleased.
Just needs a shiny new chain to finish it off.


cheers for the comment, appreciate it 8)

The chains actually a new SRAM PC1, probably just needs a clean :oops:

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Re: Project Budget Fixie

Postby jaseyjase » Sun May 17, 2009 6:56 pm

Well, finished up the wife's single speed, and added the final bit to my fixie, Charge spoon saddle.

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The wife wanted something comfy rather then sporty, so flipped the drop bars to suit :wink:

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Project Budget SS
Frame: Repco traveller (recyclers)
Wheels: 27 1'4" Araya (from my budget fixie)
Crankset: 52T Original
Pedals: MTB style (raided old bike)
Handlebars: Original
Stem: Original
Headset: Original
Chain: KMC 3/32
Freewheel: Dicta 17T 3/32
Seatpost: Orginal
Seat: Orange springy (ripped off a kerbside exercise bike)
Brakes/Levers: Original/ Avid - raided old MTB

Definitely a fun and comfy bike to cruise around in :-D
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Re: Project Budget Fixie

Postby brauluver » Sun May 17, 2009 7:27 pm

52x17 :shock: your missus must have some strong legs on her :!:
Hope there are no hills around your area.
She will end up like one of those east german power lifter chicks :lol:
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Re: Project Budget Fixie

Postby jaseyjase » Sun May 17, 2009 7:29 pm

brauluver wrote:52x17 :shock: your missus must have some strong legs on her :!:
Hope there are no hills around your area.
She will end up like one of those east german power lifter chicks :lol:


she's fairly fit, but yeh, not a whole lot of hills in our area 8)
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Re: Project Budget Fixie

Postby tobyt » Tue May 19, 2009 1:22 pm

jaseyjase wrote:Well, finished up the wife's single speed, and added the final bit to my fixie, Charge spoon saddle.

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Cant beat dumpster searching!

Did you use a clear coats on the white bike?

I have done 2 white bikes, The first i didnt clear coat and the paint was prone to chip even after about 4-5 coats.

The second i clear coated but i think i went overboard and the white got a yellow tinge :cry:
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Re: Project Budget Fixie

Postby jaseyjase » Tue May 19, 2009 3:22 pm

tobyt wrote:
Cant beat dumpster searching!

Did you use a clear coats on the white bike?

I have done 2 white bikes, The first i didnt clear coat and the paint was prone to chip even after about 4-5 coats.

The second i clear coated but i think i went overboard and the white got a yellow tinge :cry:


nah, i didnt clear coat it :oops:

will have to be on my to do list later down the track, thanks for the tip :wink:
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Re: Project Budget Fixie

Postby misterhorsey » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:46 pm

Wow. Beautiful work!
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Re: Project Budget Fixie

Postby jaseyjase » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:18 pm

misterhorsey wrote:Wow. Beautiful work!


cheers mate, just need to find more seat time!
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Re: Project Budget Fixie

Postby jaseyjase » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:01 pm

Had to modify the missus' brake lever so it was more comfortable, function over form i guess :D

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Re: Project Budget Fixie + Wife's SS

Postby backofthebunch » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:58 am

how does the charge spoon saddle go??
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Re: Project Budget Fixie + Wife's SS

Postby ryan » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:16 pm

A pleasure to read Jase, it's great to see these old bikes getting a second life on the road. Although, I feel a little soft riding 42/17 now!

backofthebunch wrote:how does the charge spoon saddle go??


I've been riding one for the past two months, just hit 1,000km on it and still loving it. The longest ride I do without padded knicks is 5km though...hope this helps.

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Re: Project Budget Fixie + Wife's SS

Postby jaseyjase » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:41 pm

i havnt done that much on it, maybe 20kms at a time if that, leisurely evening stroll round the 'burbs. Dosnt feel too bad, although i have nothing to compare to.

ryan, cheers mate.
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Re: Project Budget Fixie + Wife's SS

Postby vanbree » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:39 pm

Looking forward to the next build up jaseyjase. Great work :D
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Re: Project Budget Fixie + Wife's SS

Postby Dan » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:05 am

All looking sweet Jase. Very Impressive. I was a bit worried about a wire brush on alloy, so I sat there with autosol and a toothbrush. Plus side of that is that I now have extremely shiny fillings :)
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Re: Project Budget Fixie + Wife's SS

Postby backofthebunch » Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:27 pm

ryan wrote:A pleasure to read Jase, it's great to see these old bikes getting a second life on the road. Although, I feel a little soft riding 42/17 now!

backofthebunch wrote:how does the charge spoon saddle go??


I've been riding one for the past two months, just hit 1,000km on it and still loving it. The longest ride I do without padded knicks is 5km though...hope this helps.

cheers
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cheers, seems good value for money then.
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Re: Project Budget Fixie + Wife's SS

Postby .isaac. » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:53 am

Absolutely brilliant!
I love your white fixie converted from that old repco.
I think I will try and make a fixie (from an old frame off ebay) that looks similar to this and this : http://www.boutiquecycles.com/bikes/det ... s_delight/

Simply brilliant!
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