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Bianchi Volpe Fixie Conversion

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Bianchi Volpe / 21 / 99?

Generic Bullhorns / Deda

Columbus Chromed / STX

Van Dessel / Ambrosia Evolution / Sapim Race Spokes / Bontys are pictured - new red Cheng Shins hold more air

Van Dessel Flip-Flop / Ambrosia Evolution / Sapim Race

Sugino reduced double / Shimano UN-52

WTB V / generic

generic mallets / Izumi Black

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Tektro 720 canti / Suntour XC

46 x 17 / Avitar / D-A

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Kid wanted a fixie. I insisted on brakes! He was down.
I love the Tektro 720s. They're light, powerful and cheap. Tires don't wear out so fast and the kid is still alive!
I spec'd the Ambrosia rims instead of Velocity Dip-Vees. At first, kid was sensitive about how the hipsters looked down on them. But my wheel builds have stood up to a year's abuse with only a slight touch-up and he doesn't look like a cartoon.
Frame is a bit heavy, but the bike serves as a commuter and takes a lickin'.
Rattle can paint is easy to touch-up.



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