CALVIN 1987 bare metal bike

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  1. TomSkylark96

    TomSkylark96

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    The Idea was make a mean looking bike with significant green chainring, without chainguard, some sort of technical bike, no extra things, just components from metal, aluminium...Then when I stripped the paint, I decided to let the frame bare metal. I have some colors in head - Pear green, silver, black... That's all... simple.

    It's my first build-off bike :)

    building : viewtopic.php?f=75&t=75133&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

    That's how we start


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    And after many hours of work, thinking, buying, trying, mounting...:D





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    Technical Specs.

    FRAME : bare metal CALVIN 1987 / made by M.Biria
    FORK : bare metal original
    HEADSET: 1" threaded original, new bearings
    STEM : UNO kalloy perfromanced 80 mm
    HANDLEBARS : Kalloy DH riser 670 mm, 25.4 mm
    GRIPS : homemade vinyl with chrome rings
    FR BRAKE : original cantilever with new pads / painted parts
    RR BRAKE : Coaster brake
    BRAKE LEVELER : Chrome metal Favorit
    FR DERAILLEUR : no thanks
    RR DERAILLEUR : singlespeed rulez
    SHIFTER : Sachs for 3-speed, without plastic cover
    CRANKS : Black/Chrome Fe original SONIC
    CHAINRING : 44T original / painted BLACK/GREEN
    BOTTOM BRACKET : original sealed cartridge
    PEDALS : BLACK monolite MTB
    RIMS : original / painted black
    FR HUB : original 36h
    RR HUB : Sachs 3-speed hub internal 36h / 20T
    SPOKES : original
    FR TIRE : Rubena Cobra 26x1.90
    RR TIRE : Rubena Cobra 26x1.90
    SADLLE : Black Leather with springs / Czech made
    SEATPOST : chrome Fe 25.8 400mm
    CHAIN : original 1/2 x 1/8

    weight : ehm... even like a car :D


    I love writing tech specs :D
     
  2. pkh1974

    pkh1974

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    Sharp looking bike.
     
  3. Chips_Mahoy

    Chips_Mahoy

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    Thats cool! A bare metal bike is on my list of future builds. Nicely done!
     
  4. kingfish254

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    Super clean build!!
    Love the bare metal and the truss forks.
    CONGRATS!
     
  5. Funkme

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    Something tells me this bike rides nice and smooth!!!
     

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