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2008 IRO Angus 53cm

Nitto B115 42cm bars w/ Fizik Microtex tape / Nitto Pearl 90mm / Modolo brake levers

Stock fork / Shimano Ultegra HS / Shimano 105 front caliper brake

Alex DA28 to Formula

Alex DA28 to Formula fixed/fixed

Sugino 75 / Shimano UN54

Fizik Arione / Thompson Elite 250mm

Crank Bros. MXR / Izuki silver chain

45t Sugino 75 chainring / 17t EAI cog, DA lockring

My first fixed gear, built it from the ground up, excepting the wheels.

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That's so cuuuute!

You all ride to the park and go on the swings together! How sweet...

Those Brake Levers

Where did you get those Modolo brake levers? They look really excellent.

Sorry it's like a year

Sorry it's like a year later, but I just picked them up on ebay.


has anything bad happened to your cranks yet?

because your shimano un54 BB is JIS taper while Sugino 75 cranks are made with a ISO taper




No, but I haven't yet taken apart my cranks. When my BB goes, I'll probably replace it with the White Industries BB they have at Ben's. It's expensive, but it's supposed to be incredibly easy to overhaul. Just pop the old cartridges out, pop the new ones in. I don't have the patience to deal with cup-and-cone with Toronto's weather.

Anyway, here's what Sheldon has to say about it:

Taper matching was fairly important back in the day of loose-ball cup-and-cone bottom brackets, because these required regular maintenance/overhauls, and this required removal of the cranks. Every time you remove and re-install a square taper crank, the hole in the crank is liable to get very slightly larger.


These days, however, most folks are using sealed cartridge bearing bottom brackets. With these, there is no routine maintenance required, so typically the crank will be installed once, and will stay in place unless/until the bottom bracket needs to be replaced. This greatly reduces problems of wear to the interface.

I generally avoid mixing sizes on customers' bikes, but I have a lot of experience mixing ISO/J.I.S. in both directions on my own personal bikes, and it as never given me a lick of trouble.


i have the same crank/bb setup and was just wondering if it was going to do any damage


It's amazing how well children in Taiwan make bike frames.


It's amazing how ignorant some people are of foreign labour.

very clean. what tires are

very clean.
what tires are those?

Thanks! The tires are

Thanks! The tires are Continental GP4000.

dont get the mtb v4 they

dont get the mtb v4 they dont work good fixed i got them

Any suggestions? I was

Any suggestions? I was thinking of a pair of Time ATACs because it seems NOBODY has anything bad to say about those, but I really don't want something that modern-looking.

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