Fixie Conversion (First Attempt) Indi 500

rustychisel
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Re: Fixie Conversion (First Attempt) Indi 500

Postby rustychisel » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:07 pm

nice, you get points for flippin' the bird at people.

coupla things, a can see a new frame in your future, that things as slack as an old jockstrap. Also, your chain is pretty taut, and that will just accelerate wearing out your bearings (BB, then rear wheel). Oh, and for goodness sake put some bar plugs in and tape the bars.

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Re: Fixie Conversion (First Attempt) Indi 500

Postby Solirossi » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:39 pm

thanks for the feedback on the chain, ill back it off a little more if you think it needs it.

Yeah the frame geo is very lax, I would love to have an actual track frame but its just been a bit of a project/hobby. If I ride it enough to warrant spending some coin on upping the frame I will do so but i barley get enough time to ride my roadie as it is so this will probably only get used once a fortnight or so.

As I mentioned on my blog its not finished as yet, still need bar tape, bar plugs, new front break lever and id like to get a new saddle as well. But all in good time.

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Re: Fixie Conversion (First Attempt) Indi 500

Postby flashrider » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:41 pm

Nice work, looks great!! Can you post a before and after pic together please?
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Re: Fixie Conversion (First Attempt) Indi 500

Postby brauluver » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:26 pm

Solirossi wrote:thanks for the feedback on the chain, ill back it off a little more if you think it needs it.



Definitely too taut in that pic.

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Re: Fixie Conversion (First Attempt) Indi 500

Postby Kingfisher » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:30 pm

Nice job. Love the green top tupe pad.....wait a minute. :lol:

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Re: Fixie Conversion (First Attempt) Indi 500

Postby tomasunibusu » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:24 pm

I recently got a indi 500 frame but all that came with it was the frame and crankset, i want to restore it to as close to original road bike i can get it, what parts did the indi 500 road bike use.

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Re: Fixie Conversion (First Attempt) Indi 500

Postby P!N20 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:53 pm

tomasunibusu wrote:I recently got a indi 500 frame but all that came with it was the frame and crankset, i want to restore it to as close to original road bike i can get it, what parts did the indi 500 road bike use.


Dunno, but take a look at this thread: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2660

...and this thread: http://bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3714

The author of both threads is MichaelB, who is still active on this forum, so he may be able to chime in with some advice.

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