Graecross 'Courier'

Tozzie
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Graecross 'Courier'

Postby Tozzie » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:12 pm

Hi guys

I'm extremely new to this game, but highly interested and keen to build my own mens fixed gear. I just went to my local recycling depot and found a Graecross 'Courier' but i don't have much of an idea on what a good frame is. I was wondering if anyone could enlighten me on this bicycle and give me some direction on whether i should pay the $10 to buy the bike and get tinkering or just keep digging around.

I do have a photo of it but a little unsure on how to upload it ????

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Re: Graecross 'Courier'

Postby hartleymartin » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:45 pm

First thing to do is get yourself a good pair of wheels. I'd suggest a rear flip-flop hub with a freewheel on one side in case you get tired (in any case most flip-flop hubs only have provision for a lock-ring on one side!) Once you have a good pair of fixie wheels (the front wheel can usually be any wheel with an alloy rim) the rest is just finding suitable parts which can usually be found on the junk-heap or cheap on ebay.

The key is that you have long rear drop-outs which allow adjustment of chain tension.

They have a longer slot which looks like these:

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