Collegiate DFBO

Discussion in 'DIAMOND FRAME BUILD OFF' started by Markm, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Chainsaw

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    Bike is way cool as it sits! I've had a couple of the blue Collegiates and that color always jump out in a crowd! Grab some matching grips, get a snazzy horn, throw a cool lighting system on her and enjoy life!

    I love the way the fenders are trying to hug them tires! Great job.
    Thanks for all the info and pics,
    Chainsaw
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    I've got some brand new blue glitter no name grips if you're interested.
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    why yes, ratrod...I AM interested :D :D :D :Dl mk details...
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    I'll take a few pics tomorrow. They should match nicely. I paid $5 at my LBS for the pair...never used them. I had planned to use them on my wife's 63 American, but I went with white instead. How does $6 shipped for the pair sound?

    Here's a shot before I swapped out for white...

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    I have to agree with the crowd it looks good the way it is, but its your call
  6. Markm

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    OK....I'm done!! RatRod, I found an old pair of blue grips buried in the laboratory but thanx anyway! Guess I'll just ride till its time to post finished pics!! Thanx for everyones input!!
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    Good deal...always better to go with stock on hand. :wink:
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    Well, you can always start another bike...
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    Jim you aint got much hair either!! :mrgreen:
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    cool old hanging stop-sign-shaped rear reflector. Found an old headlight for it and as soon as I get it working I'll post a pic.
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    Is that a blue Varsity I see back there?

    Cool reflector BTW.

    -Mp
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    Very Cool Mark..

    It looks awesome..
    another Great Build,

    peace,
    Kev.
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    thanx guys, welcome back kev. Yep, Multi, thats a varsity. It's got that forward freewheel or whatever the heck it is...
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    I like the yellow old school skateboard. :D
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    Aaah yes, those things. I had the same sort of system on my first 10-speed. It was cool that you could shift while coasting, but I don't know if there were any other benefits.

    Lately, whenever I see a diamond frame, I want to make it into a fixie :roll: just a phase I'm going through I guess...

    -Mp
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    multi: if you want it you can have it!! I'd like a fixie, just to play with, but don't know the first thing about making one!!
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    Ooh! That's a very tempting offer

    Very tempting indeed! Hmmmmmm.....

    Do you have the original wheelset? I suspect it may already have a fixed gear cluster on the back. If it does, you could swap out the front freewheel for a standard crankset, remove the derailleurs and presto! Instant fixie!

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    I do have the wheels but never really checked them out...I'll let you think about the offer for a few then check to see if it is a fixed wheel...also, thanks for the fixie tutorial!!
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    got the headlight mounted but its still not working... :?
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    got most of the dents pounded out of the chainguard and reinstalled it. Looks like it was bent in half at one time :shock: don't really care for it but it matches,still cant get the stickers off the darn frame though!!
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    You did a super job straightening out the bent chainguard.... Hey.... I got some bent fenders over here :lol:

    This looks like it would be quite comfortable.

    Rat Royale
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