Finally finished my first ride after waiting over 8 months for different parts to come in from around the world.
I know i’m new to fixed and everything but I just wanted to make something that ‘I’ wanted to make, yes i could’ve bought a fuji for 500 bucks but it wasn’t what i wanted.
I always liked the old school look so i got an old frame and built it old school even with new components.
Benotto Frame (from belgium)
Velocity Deep V’s (from USA, yes it was cheaper to get brand-new handbuilt deep vs from there instead of here in australia)
Campagnolo Chorus cranks and chain ring (52T) (from QLD)
No name cog 18t
Cinelli stem and Pista h/bars (from lbs)
KMC gold chain just for some highlights.
and yes im running double brakes, getting rid of the rear brake soon as i just switched the hub to fixed. On the rear brake I decided to mount it backwards one just for something different and 2, bcoz i had to drill out the hole a little bit more to get the rear brake bolt of the caliper through, i think its a cool little quirk. havent seen anyone else do it.
hope u guys like it coz im really happy about the way its turned out, the only changes are going to be the brake levers. i also have a flat bar and grips that im thinking of changing to but i do really like the pista bars.
the hole that was drilled into the frame already was too small for the rear bolt of the brake to fit in, and i couldnt get the angle between the seat tube and seat stays with the drill so therefore i just drilled the hole on the outerside and put the brake on backwards, i thought it was a cool little quirk…
that being said im removing the rear brake all together soon and just staying with the front.
funny u say that, while ‘studying’ last night i felt the need to do exactly that so bought some small brake levers from ebay and ripped off the back break and took off the handlebar tape to give it a more old school track look… taking a photo soon
OK just popped a quick pick with the other ones of the bike without bar tape and rear brake… as i said new brake lever on the way will post pics when they eventually arrive… but until then it has just rained here in adelaide so i might just go out and do a little skid training…