Just starting my first build. Picked up a frame from bicycle recycle in moorabin and some velocity deep v’s yesterday.
I’m investigating crank sets - was going to purchase sugino’s from harris cyclery but would prefer to go local. I noticed the ones on the abbotsford cycles website (under single speed) are reasonable price. I’ve already bought a UN26 bottom bracket. Am I to assume from the fact that they sell the un26 bottom bracket on the same page that this will achieve a straight chain line, or will i have to fiddle with things at the rear wheel.
If I go for sugino RD or 75s or whatever, it seems i would need to get a different bottom bracket (103mm) to suit and get a 42mm chain line.
Also, the chainrings on the abbotsford website are 110bcd. Any problems with getting suitable chainrings with that spec?
Finally, what’s the best way to strip the frame. Abbrasive sanding etc, or with a paint stripper? If I go the powdercoating route, can you achieve a gloss finish or is powdercoating just matte?
Thanks for any advice offered. Will post pics when build is done.
Just thinking about this further, deep v are a track wheel essentially yes? Requiring a crank and bottom bracket to give 42mm chainline, and the guys at abbotsford cycles should be able to tell me if that crank and bottom bracket will achieve this…
That’s essentially what I hope mine will look like. Dropped the frame off this morning for powdercoating - red - will take 7 days. All the parts bar the seat will be silver, have ordered alien cranks this morning. Will polish up the forks in the interim.
So I tried to start building last weekend, but bottom brackets didn’t fit - I assumed english thread bb but just slid straight through :x. Seems more than just stuffed threads so I’ve located an Italian bottom bracket which will arrive this weekend and will see how that goes.
The bb threads seem ok, def. not great though. Various places suggest loctite or teflon tape - any opinions on which is better. Some suggest that teflon tape can seize up while installing the BB. I hope it works otherwise, I will just junk the frame and start all over again with all the other parts I’ve accumulated.
Otherwise, it seems that I will look pretty good, excepting that I failed to consider 700c wheels on a 27" frame and there’s quite a lot of clearance. I’ve ordered a tektro r556 brake for the front (65mm reach needed) and will probably have to run brakless at the rear till I can find another brake that will reach.
fair enough…your bike…your discusting decals.
if you havent already ordered that back brake already try just running it with a front brake. you dont really need a rear break (or even a front one) when riding fixed.
I will take the criticism on board, build it up first and then decide whether to ditch the disgusting decals or not.
I’ve bought a tektro r556 which has enough reach for the front forks so will just run that one one the front for now. Not sure if I’ll run it primarily fixed or ss at the moment.
Decided to build it primarily for training rather than commuting because I’m in Warrnambool and everything is close so have no need for a commuter except for riding 1.5km to the pub Also cos fixies look great.