Fixed Gear "La Roquette"

Discussion in 'BUILT FROM SCRATCH' started by SuperNiac, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. SuperNiac

    SuperNiac

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    This is the fixed gear that I built last year, but I just discovered the scratch build section of the forum and thought that you guys might be interested.

    Let me begin by saying that I HATE fixed gears and mostly the obnoxious "I'm better than you" hipstery culture surrounding them. Don't get me wrong, most of the guys riding them are cool, but the ones I knew were total losers. I decided I was going to build the ultmate neck breaker to show them!

    It all began with some wonky drawings :
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    These were the baselines for the whole build. The second picture is my attempt at transfering my design onto an actual track bike to get the frame dimensions right.

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    Donor frame for the steering tube, I don't have the correct sized tubes to do that. Old pair of racing wheels.

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    Cutting and sizing the tubes for the fork. I measured a triangle then drew it on my workbench to act as a template/jig.

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    Laying down some welds

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    Here's the almost complete fork. I messed up the ends and had to redo them as the wheel would rub on the top part.

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    Testing the fork with my old frame to check for alignement.

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    First part of the frame, head angle is too tall. I recut it and rewelded it later.

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    Making good progress. The rear chainstays were a pain to make, and I ended up messing up a couple of times.

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    I didn't have the money for a custom wheelset so this si a pretty basic one. These are Mach1 430's laced to Velox hubs and Michelin Dynamic tyres.

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    Mating the rear fork to the front

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    Complete!! The last welds were straightforward.

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    Test build with random parts.

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    Time for some quality garage paint. Used pearl white paint with clear coat.

    Final build!
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    Gotta say, rolling to school on this thing feels pretty good!

    Thanks for reading :)
     
  2. RustyGold

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    Its like a modern art sculpture...with wheels :thumbsup:

    Jason
     
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  3. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    That is pretty slick!!
    You should enter it in the Build Off
     
  4. SuperNiac

    SuperNiac

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    Where?
     
  5. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

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    Great work!
     
  6. karl beacham

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    Looks like what someone in the 60s thinks bikes in the year 2000 will look like! Very nice.

    What size box did you use?
     
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