RRBBO13 Tycoon - Almost finished!

Nov 24, 2009
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A couple of other things:
  • I've been trying to keep the majority of this bike built with either US aftermarket or Schwinn parts, but I've decided to "upgrade" the original Schwinn headset with a Tioga Beartrap 2 top race, lock washer and nut. They just don't loosen up like the stock headset does, and U.S. made or not, I don't see the value in forking out for a Chris King setup.
  • This fork is a 21.1 ID, so my uber-cool Genuine Bicycle Products Gigantor stem will have to go on some other project.
  • I'm planning on using an old Dia-Compe rear cable hanger, bolted onto the seatpost clamp. Not U.S. made either, but was spec'ed on a bunch of American road bikes and early MTB's, back in the day.
 
Mar 26, 2012
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Really like this one. The chain ring and your wheels, the seat post and your fork, and the saddle and your bars all work together so well. I kind of like the light coloring in the frame (and of course, I usually don't paint mine :rolleyes: ) and I think it shows off your other parts well. What color do you have in mind?
 
Nov 24, 2009
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Nice, that sprocket is perfect for those wheels too
Really like this one. The chain ring and your wheels, the seat post and your fork, and the saddle and your bars all work together so well. I kind of like the light coloring in the frame (and of course, I usually don't paint mine :rolleyes: ) and I think it shows off your other parts well. What color do you have in mind?
Thanks, fellas. Yeah, that White Industries crankset looks pretty fantastic on just about anything, but does seem to play well off of the wheels. I was planning to just paint the frame and fork legs black (masking off the chrome crown on the forks), and then adding some white/gold/red? pinstripes and lettering. The more that I look at it though, the more I think about repainting it a very similar gold to what's on it now, and striping it in black.
 
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