SLIVER finished.UPDATE

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 10 FINISHED BIKES' started by jodphoto, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. jodphoto

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    Well here it is. It rides nice. I took this picture first in case I wrecked it.

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    Fixed gear 52/20

    It’s a ‘74 Raleigh Grand Prix frame made in Worksop, England. The braze-ons were shaved and the brake bridge removed. The frame was stripped using Aircraft stripper and cleaned with a wire wheel on a die grinder. Steel wool was used to apply WD40 and let dry. Two coats. Johnson's Paste Wax was applied using a shoe brush and dried in the sun, buffed out with a cloth and then repeated.

    The drive train is mostly 80’s Japanese.
    Except :
    Tange cartridge bottom bracket which is new.
    Rear cog is new aftermarket.
    An unknown brand brake lever from a Ross.
    Kenda K36 27 x 1-1/8 tires
    Bottom of headset is new. Top is original Raleigh.
    The brake cable housing is off an old Schwinn. I liked that it was ribbed and matched the skinwalls.
    The nickel plated chain is just bling.

    The rest is 80’s Japanese stuff:
    Ukai rims with Sunshine hubs.
    Sugino RT cranks
    SR Laprade seatpost
    SR Stem
    SR Randonneur handlebar flipped and clipped
    Bridgestone self centering brakes
    Fuji Feather saddle
    Pedals are MKS

    The cranks were 320 wet sanded to remove some of the shine and then waxed.
    I wrapped the bar in old inner tubes.
    I left the rear axle long.
    Of course, the crank caps are left off.

    Participating in BOTEN has been a blast. All the AMAZING bikes here are inspiring and I hope each build I do brings me a bit further along. Thanks for your talents which you all share generously. I'm going to look at more bike pictures now.

    Peace.
     
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  2. sdframe

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    Pure as the driven snow. Simply beautiful. You practiced great self-restraint and it paid off. Well done!
     
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  3. kingfish254

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    Crisp
    Clean
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    Build
     
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  4. Chad T

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    Very tasty. Looks like a brisk rider. Love the inner tube bar tape. I used to do that in the seventies/early eighties.
     
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  5. LukeTheJoker

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    Love it!

    Luke.
     
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  6. G-Matt

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    I would like to build one like this to have I the collection . Nice & clean o I bet it's fast too !


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  7. MrLeghorn

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    Wow, very nice!
     
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  8. jodphoto

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    Thank you. I was looking for an unadorned bike where small details would reveal themselves.
     
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  9. jodphoto

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    Thanks Kingfish. And thanks for your help and encouragement.
     
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  10. jodphoto

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    Thanks Chad. I wanted it to be a time capsule. The clipped bars and inner tube bar wrap were in style back then. Heck, I had bum bars on it for a few minutes. I found some used soft rubber brake pads that wouldn't beat up the old rims. Man, they don't squeal, they roar. I won't be needing a bell.

    It should be fast enough for the path. I'll be doing 25 miles on her tomorrow. Shaking her out. Bringing the tool kit.
     
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  11. jodphoto

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    Thanks Luke. I can't wait to see your bike!!! Maybe on the MBBO. I have a Mixte Puegeot I keep dropping on my foot. Maybe that's a sign.
     
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  12. jodphoto

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    Fast enough. Fixies become addictive, though. Your body tunes in to them. The other bikes in your collection will get jealous.
     
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  13. jodphoto

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    Thanks. Gotta scrape some of the new off these tires though.
     
  14. roadwarrior

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    Very nice! Looks like it will blaze the road.
     
  15. jodphoto

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    Thanks. I'l be the scourge of the Rails - to - Trails. A rebel without a clue.
     
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  16. LukeTheJoker

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    Perfect name for a future bike right there...

    Luke.
     
  17. jodphoto

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    Yeeeee – haaa.
     
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  18. OddJob

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    A little Haiku for your beautiful fixie creation!

    The stealth-like cycle....
    Polished and ready to strike;
    Bike path samuri.
     
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  19. rydr1

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    Nice clean look. I like it.
     
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  20. deorman

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    The bike, the whole bike, and nothing but the bike.:113:
     
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