Bowery to BigBlock SS Build

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Bowery to BigBlock SS Build

Postby Vivifyer » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:02 pm

So if anyone had been looking at the bowery thread on here, you would know that I went from this...

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and accidentally did this to it...

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So a new frame was in order, I settled for the All City Big Block.

So far its looking like this, unfortunately because of the frame the old front brake doesn't contact the wheel properly (too short)

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Big thanks to Scott at Riders Choice in Leederville. very helpful and great to see prices like that in a shop, instead of just online. :)
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Re: Bowery to BigBlock SS Build

Postby scrubnbash » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:08 pm

I love the look of those all-city frames, my beater fixed gear might need an up-grade in the foreseeable future :).
Really lovely looking bike.

By the looks you might not have the clearance, which is good because it means you can replace the front caliper with a longer reach one, but:
http://www.bikesmoveus.com.au/showthread.php?t=4557

^ May or may not be helpful but still (very very cheap and means you don't have a superfluous caliper lying around, provided the drop bolt doesn't rub your wheel)... With more patience (read: a bit more attention with the file) you could make one of these look pretty good, i reckon.
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Re: Bowery to BigBlock SS Build

Postby Vivifyer » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:20 pm

That is a really cool idea, but as you say, it would require a bit more attention to file it into a nice looking mount. :P

I think what I'll be doing is getting a replacement instead though maybe for both, and have the other set as backup for future projects :)
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Re: Bowery to BigBlock SS Build

Postby armand_d » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:11 pm

Wow man, Bummer. I just bought a 2nd hand Bowery. My 1st fixie. Love it
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Re: Bowery to BigBlock SS Build

Postby Vivifyer » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:00 pm

they are rather fun, although I gotta say the big block is a much more comfortable ride, at the cost of about an extra 1kg or so.
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Re: Bowery to BigBlock SS Build

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:40 pm

beautiful frame, tasty build.

Hows it ride, now you've had some time on it?
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Re: Bowery to BigBlock SS Build

Postby Vivifyer » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:50 am

BRLVR.v2 wrote:beautiful frame, tasty build.

Hows it ride, now you've had some time on it?


thanks :D

the ride is awesome, far more comfortable than the alloy frame, feels solid but a very smooth ride. Ended up selling my carbon roadie, because I stopped riding it after getting the all city together :P
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Re: Bowery to BigBlock SS Build

Postby Vivifyer » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:19 am

upgrades :D
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freewheel is failing on me, so I figures its a good excuse to replace a few other bits.
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Re: Bowery to BigBlock SS Build

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:56 am

There are(were?) a couple of these listed on the dirtworks site in larger sizes, as completes. When I contacted a local Shop in Adelaide they said they could do one for $700 total. Pretty good buyin at that price.
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Re: Bowery to BigBlock SS Build

Postby Vivifyer » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:14 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:There are(were?) a couple of these listed on the dirtworks site in larger sizes, as completes. When I contacted a local Shop in Adelaide they said they could do one for $700 total. Pretty good buyin at that price.


http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=33641&category=119 700 complete is pretty damn good, universal wanted to charge me $290 in shipping when i asked them. Instead bought through riders choice in leederville which ended up being close to that price anyway. But that was just for the frame.
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Re: Bowery to BigBlock SS Build

Postby HLC » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:02 pm

The all city is at least 10 000 times better than the bowery.
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Re: Bowery to BigBlock SS Build

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:29 pm

Vivifyer wrote:
BRLVR.v2 wrote:There are(were?) a couple of these listed on the dirtworks site in larger sizes, as completes. When I contacted a local Shop in Adelaide they said they could do one for $700 total. Pretty good buyin at that price.


http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=33641&category=119 700 complete is pretty damn good, universal wanted to charge me $290 in shipping when i asked them. Instead bought through riders choice in leederville which ended up being close to that price anyway. But that was just for the frame.


I hit this link http://202.130.45.38:8080/products/Prod ... 0BBLK58DRW
Contacted dirtworks ,who referred me to an Adelaide dealer. Hit em up via email and got Quoted $700 pickup if I wanted to order. Got distracted and declined but I'm sure the offer would be good through any of their dealers aus wide.
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Re: Bowery to BigBlock SS Build

Postby PeteV » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:22 pm

Looks fantastic mate, much better than the Bowery for sure. Let me know how the WI freewheel goes, I'm still running a Dicta but thinking of upgrading.
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Re: Bowery to BigBlock SS Build

Postby Vivifyer » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:01 pm

PeteV wrote:Looks fantastic mate, much better than the Bowery for sure. Let me know how the WI freewheel goes, I'm still running a Dicta but thinking of upgrading.


forgot to post the complete photo in here :P WI freewheel is awesome, feels much better than my old one, also has more points of engagement, makes a nice sound too.
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