My VISP build. Wanted a new bike to replace my cheap roadie conversion, and didn’t want to spend mega bucks either. Was gonna buy a fuji track classic, but ummed and ahhhed and wanted to build something myself. Thus- after lots of reading and establishing that a VISP frame + Alex G6000 ebay wheels where the best bang for buck in terms of $$$ i wanted to spend, here we are.
Frame: VISP 54cm Aero seat post model, with included seat post and headset and custom rattlecanned blue fade.
Wheelset: Alex G6000 with Formula hubs courtesy of eBay
Crank/BB: Eighth Inch 165mm Cranks 46T Chainring / Cheapo $20 BB
Sprocket/Locking: Sugino Fixie track cog system, 17t Sprocket installed
Chain: KMC Blue
Pedals/Straps: Odyssey Twisted / Skin Grows Back Straps
Saddle: Ebay Carbon Fibre special
Bars/Stem: Ebay bullhorns wrapped in black bar tape / RaceFace Stem
Brake/Lever: Tektro R530 / Tektro RX 4.1 / Blue cable
Cheap build, im happy with how it rides. weighs in at about 8kg on the bathroom scales. Much better than my conversion and didnt break the bank balance I just want to get a new headset for it, because there is a tiny bit of play in it.
Thanks, brakes are fine on a non braking surface. I did have clear pads on there, like the BmX guys use, but
The squealed like a bitch so just put the black ones back on. Very grippy work great. Unless it’s wet.
No different to the ones you see on hillbrick pistas at velodromes or giant Bowerys.
I’ve ridden all 3 and can’t find too much to complain about ride wise other than they are all a typical harsh bone jarring low spec ally ride.
crabon fork helps.
yeah bars are rolled down. I dont mind the lever where it is currently, i very rarely use ut anyway, only for emergencies. And i use to love riding my roadie with drops on the hoods before i converted it, so i find it comfortable riding on the extensions. That being said, i’m trying to get myself out of that habit because im thinking about putting on a set of rizorz, im not real keen on it though.