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Dumpster BRC

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Lugged cro-mo BRC 26" touring/hybrid, 48cm

Rusty slightly bent flat bars with some rise/sweep that will probably break and kill me, ODI lock-on grips, too-long stem

BRC Manganese fork, original but sadly now-badly-pitted headset


700c Alex DH22 rim laced to Formula hub, Panaracer T-Serv "For Messenger"(!) tire (all new)

Shimano Deore LX 170mm cranks, used 42t Shimano Hyperglide chainring mounted the other way, original Suntour BB

It's fluted!

Original MKS road pedals, new MKS cages, nylon Wellgo straps, KMC Z-51 3/32" chain

17t 3/32" Cobra Track cog, Milwaukee Bicycle Co. lockring (both new, the latter is cool-looking)

This was some sort of hybrid/26" touring bike from the early 90s that I found in the trash. I commuted on it for a little bit with pretty much stock components (mostly Suntour) a couple of years ago, then it sat in a shed, then it was stripped for parts, and now I decided to make a fixie out of it. The rear dropouts are horizontal and the triangle has just enough room for a 700 wheel, which made the conversion easy. The frame flexes a lot but the way the Deore cranks flex is just scary, need something stiffer and 165mm. The stem is too long for getting into a good position to skid. The frame is also a bit too small for me - I like to ride 53cm road bikes, but prefer smaller mountain bikes. With a fork with less sweep it would probably make a good trick bike, but I'm too lame to do tricks so I wouldn't know. Right now I'm rocking 42x17 which works for my hilly commute.

People who friended this bike Psilocybie, Velociclo, applesandoranges

I recently bought

a 47cm touring / hybrid frame (Trek 720) @ eBay for the same application as yours. Seems I am not so original as I thought. Think I'll go to the 29er route with it. Velociclo

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