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Bridgestone RB-2 fixed-gear conversion

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Bridgestone RB-2 from 1992

TIME C.A.T. Carbon w/ steel steerer

Velocity Aerohead 28H radial 15/16 w/ brass nipples around Formula high-flange

Velocity Aerohead 32H 3-X 15/16 w/ brass nipples around Formula high-flange flip-flop

Sugino 75 Bottom Bracket and Crankset

Hand polished U.S.E.Alien 270 with a white Selle Italia Mythos

Pedals: O.G. Speedplays

46 X 18T

This is my first fixed gear conversion, and it has been done for a while now. I've riding it for a few months, and absolutely love it...missing brakes and all. It's a pure joy!

People who friended this bike aldesso, hazylines, Spoony, timmbob, CONDENADO, Bob S, mouseboy, 3.5.05, That1Dude

Super hotness!

Looking nice as usual. Everything you touch looks classy and beautiful. White = gorgeous to the twentieth degree

Nice

Nice pics ... what are you using as the stand?

hubs...

Hubs look pretty shiny ... did you polish those?

Paint Job

The paint on this frame is astounding. This is the color I would like to use one day.

Oh, and what's the purpose of re-facing the bb shell? Just always wondered...

The purpose of refacing the

The purpose of refacing the bottom bracket shell is so that when you go to intall a new bottom bracket, the lip, or lockring for each cup, has a place to be tightned against and will not crack or split the paint. The facing removes the paint down to the metal and provides a nice, flat surface.
The picture you see is the threads inside the bottom bracket being chased. They become clean, sharp and all the grit from the previous bottom bracket (and its associated corrosion) are effectively removed and the threads become like new again.
Thanks for the comments on the paint...it was a hard decision to make.
:)

Woops, chasing - that's what

Woops, chasing - that's what I meant. Thanks for the info! Have fun with the build. I'm sure it will turn out magnificently.

I thought thats what you

I thought thats what you meant :)

Looks like a sweet

Looks like a sweet project.
Got any other pics of the build?



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