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Hi,

This is a first in a lot of ways for me.

First time I've ever laced my own wheels (see wheels forum for some more on that). Iro flip flop hubs with velocity razors, 14g wheelsmiths laced 3x (32hole).

First time using nitto bars with a sweep back a la cruiser, these are promenade bars.

First time using a nitto periscopa (have technomics on my other 2 rides).

First time using flats instead of eggbeaters...these are mks sylvans.

First orange bike. ever.

First wooden fenders ever.

First saddle that cost more than the frame...brooks swift w/ti rails.mmmmm.

First blue chain by kmc.

First singlespeed! Gotta start slow, but there's room on that hub for a fixed cog later :p

My first ride through golden gate park last weekend was sooooo awesome. I didn't think about anything (eg shifting, my aching back, my aching other stuff) except how warm and nice it was, and how fun it is to look at other people. All in the comfort of my shorts and new balance tennies.

A few obstacles: The rear was originally spaced to 110, so I respaced it with some nuts and a long bolt and washers. It's still tight, but it works. alignment is fine.

the seatpost is 26.4mm...took a few nice seatposts now on the way to ebay to figure THAT out.

the brake bolt holes were slightly too narrow for my calipers' recessed bolts, so I had to drill them out a bit.

Fenders are just a pain to install, period. afterward, I found only 23's (maybe 25's) would fit. without fenders I could probably throw 35's on there! But ya gotta have fenders.

I love my orange bike. :thumbsup: what do you all think?

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Not sure bout the frame...

JaeP said:
Is the frame a Schwinn? Did you paint it yourself?
These dudes in SF powdercoated a slew of old steel frames, that were nice except for the paint...they did Pumpkin and John Deere green. I got frame, fork and a new pull off headset (now switched for the sealed ultegra) for 115 bucks and I picked it up around the corner from my house, so no shipping :)

I think it will forever be a mystery what this frame is/was...
 

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sweet

my very first fixte, that I built when I was twenty out of an old early eighties trek road frame, had a set of those sachs super mighty cranks. god I wish I'd never sold that bike...
 
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