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So the story is My wife and I have rented the same apartment for over ten years!
we have the perfect apartment in a great neighborhood, with great neighbors,
And a great landlord, even lets me use the basement for my shop! :mrgreen:


A few weeks ago the landlord stopped by with a fixie someone left in a empty apt. months ago.
It was a some what crude conversion of a 1980's lugged road bike.
My job was just to put some brakes on it.... I decided to spiffy it up a bit

I seem to have lost the before pics somewhere in the computer :roll:


The pics I can find so far
sanded down the brown house paint ..and laid down some primer
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I have been wanting to do this color combo for awhile.
Valspar Satin Wine Red and I think its called Sungold Yellow
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Then I did spray the whole frame with a few coats of gloss clear
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Assembly starts tomorrow!

Thanks for looking :D
 
I work with a bunch of Fixie guys and gals, And have taken their Fixies for quick rides.

This morning I took this one on a longer shakedown run. The thing about a fixie, is it just keeps asking to go faster. :wink:

Like my "FAST" is sitting on my shoulder taunting me with " Is that the fastest you can pedal?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUDHKsb2 ... ure=colike

Going to have to build one for myself :mrgreen:

Some before and after pics.

Got to make the seat color matching
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Had Biopace on it :shock: :? :|
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Fixed that
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Done! All the "new parts" came out of the parts bins.
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Thanks for looking!
 
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