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"Vintage" Astra singlespeed/fixed gear

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1971/72 French Astra, "lugged" gaspipe (Bonderized steel)

no-name stem and mustache bar

Astra steel with generic original headset

Weinmann LP 18 with Formula hub

same as front, but with flip-flop threading

Bulletproof 170mm, generic sealed bearing BB

chrome WTB Rocket V, Kalloy post

1/8" nickel-plated BMX chain, Wellgo BMX platforms for singlespeeding

MCS Racing chainring (44/20 free, 18T fixed)

The first Astra submitted to Velospace? Not a surprise...you sure don't see many of these low-end but really nice bikes around.

My first singlespeed/fixed conversion. The fenders are French stainless steel and SHINY --- probably too "old-man"-ish to hang with the cool kids, but who cares? This bike is fast and fun!!!

People who friended this bike sinkFLsink, jonny58, paramount, robosauce, beemo, tucko, delao, fastfixie, o_O, board1872, anthony, charlierae, Jake Olsan, floggingdavy, Dirty Tiger, peazweag, stillthere, schmarrick, VintagebikePhil, Jon-one, vqstaphbeard

LOVE IT

Such a nice-looking commuter.

this bike is awesome! UT

this bike is awesome! UT makes such a great backdrop!

I have this frame

I just converted my frame just like this to fixed. It has a Dr. Pepper theme since I live in waco(the birthplace). Just wanted to say that I like the look of your bike. Mine was Green orriginally too, but in terrible condition.

Yours is much nicer

Edrjune1, from what I can gather, your Tour de France Astra frame is that much nicer than the one I've got...the lugwork looks quite a bit more refined (even if it is still a gaspipe frame). I love your "theme", too -- the bottle opener is THE BOMB!

this bike

is a statement in good aesthetics. Thank you for not gaying it up and making it "bareknuckle" or brakeless or w/e.

Thanks, Robosauce!

It would be a dishonor to this bike to have taken those pretty fenders off. Besides, it ain't a track frame; there's no point in slapping a bunch of high-end track gear onto what is for all intents and purposes a shitty, gaspipe junker from the early 70s. But I still love it!!!

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spearmint, Nice!

Yeah.

Such a clean conversion.



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