For those of you who don’t know me, my name’s Joel and here is my build. After commuting daily on a road bike for the past couple of years, and acquiring a growing sense of boredom, fixed has become the next step. I held off until I finished studying uni earlier this year so I could afford to put this together (as opposed to buying cheap shitty parts to save time & cash). After about 4-5 months of acquiring parts, my ride is finally complete. It’s not perfect, but I’m happy with it for a first build. Here it is: -
58cm Montagner Track Frame. Has numerous chips in the paintwork, but that’s what you get for a frame that was built in the mid-to-late 80’s. Dropouts I believe are Gipiemme as there is no obvious stamp (Spirito, as a previous owner of a Montagner perhaps you can enlighten me?)
Campagnolo Pista Record Cranks w/ Campagnolo 48t Chainring
Campagnolo Pista Bottom Bracket
Nitto Pearl Stem w/ Nitto Drops wrapped in Cinelli Bar Tape
Campagnolo Record Pista Hubs laced to Mavic Open Pro Rims with DT Swiss Spokes
Phil Wood Cog 17t, unknown lockring
HKK Vertex Chain
Shimano Ultegra Brake w/ Dia-Compe Dirty Harry Lever
Shimano Pedals (Cleats one side, flats the other)
Colnago Selcof Seat Post w/ Campagnolo Binder Bolt
Selle Italia Filante Seat
Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Tyres
Chrome Fork from Abbotsford Cycles
Will no doubt swap the seat over to something better and swap the drops to bullhorns in the near future.
I hope to start attending the Melbourne Wednesday Night Rides on a regular basis and to just start getting involved with the Fixed community in general. If you see me out and about, feel free to say hello.