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Bianchi Ocelot MTB Fixie

Bike tags: Fixed gear | Bianchi MTB Fixie
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Bianchi Ocelot MTB / 20" / 1993

Nitto B-201 Riser / 3T Titanium

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Formula Flip/Flop 36H / Rigida Nova / Maxxis 700x25

Campagnolo Chorus (1994) 172.5mm / Veloce 111mm

Brooks Champion Sprinter / Seatpost: Flite Titanium (from Selle Italia)

Suntour Cyclone (coming Campy Chorus Aero) / Campagnolo Record 9 speed

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Campagnolo Chorus / Dia Compe Dirty Harry

Surly Dingle cog 17x21 / Campy 39T & Gebhardt 44T / Freewheel Dicta 18T / Grips: Ritchey

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This frame is an old Bianchi Ocelot from the time that MTBs used to have lugs.

It was added Pacenti track ends and extended the headtube (20mm) in order to use a road fork (Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra) while maintaining close to original geometry.

I shaved off all unnecessary braze ons. The seatstay bridge was prepared for a road caliper and the frame was powdercoating.

Most of the parts came from my old parts box; I bought the saddle, seatpost, riser bar, grips, bottom bracket, Chorus Aero pedals and the track cog .

Converting a MTB to fixed gear and for 700c wheels is much better than a road conversion, because you get a higher bottom bracket, even higher than a track bike; it is fantastic on the streets.

This one has a BB drop of 50mm, for comparison an Alien track bike (CrMo) has 60mm; so is possible to use a longer crankset (more leverage).

For versatility purpose, I am using a Surly Dingle track cog, so I have two fixed gears and one singlespeed.

It is a nice ride despite the weight of 22 pounds. MTBs frame are heavier than road, because they are sturdy.

People who friended this bike Louisc, Legislator, williamblakeetc

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I was expecting to see an MGS theme bike. That would be awesome but this is pretty cool too. Not too keen on the stem though. White industries do a double freewheel much like the dingle, would be cool to have that on the freewheel side!

Louisc Thanks for

Louisc

Thanks for appreciating she. What is a MGS theme bike?

The stem is for getting a confortable ride position, I ride in the crazy traffic of São Paulo - which is a bigger city than NYC. I have a nice Nitto Dynamic II stem in my parts box, however the rise is not so big; besides that, the 3T stem matches with the titanium seatpost made by Selle Italia.

I know about Eno double freewheel, but I almost never use the freewheel, so I put this single freewhell for just in case that I need.



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