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Trek fixed-gear conversion

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1982 Trek 510 (Reynolds 501)

44cm Nitto "Noodle" bars and 70cm Nitto Technomics stem

Trek fork, Shimano 105 headset

Mavic MA3 rim / Phil Wood low-flange track hub / double butted stainless spokes (handbuilt) / Panaracer Pasela TG 28mm tyre

Mavic MA3 rim / Phil Wood high-flange slr track hub / double butted stainless spokes (handbuilt) / Panaracer Pasela TG 28mm tyre

Sugino 75 cranks, 165mm / 42t 1/8" Sugino chainring

Brooks B-17 saddle, unknown seatpost

Crank Bros Mallet pedals. HKK Vertex 1/8" track chain.

19t 1/8" Phil Wood track cog. About 59" gearing with 28mm tyres.

I got this bike, pre-converted to fixed gear, on eBay in April 2005. Since then I've added or upgraded most of the parts -- and I did another rather major upgrade since its first post here on Velospace. I've updated some of the photos to show the new wheels and other parts.

I built some new wheels with Phil hubs and Mavic rims to replace the previous Nashbar hub/Velocity rim wheels, which have been moved to my partner's fixie-in-progress. Then I got the Brooks saddle and the Honjo fenders, and after that I kind of got on a fashionista kick and replaced all the black parts with silver. The new photos still show the black Nashbar headset but it's been replaced with a Shimano 105.

This bike never did become my touring bike but it's seen a lot of miles regardless. I use it for getting around town as well as going on long-ish rides around the Portland area. The updated photos were taken in Seattle in September 2005 -- we took the Cascades train up from Portland with our bikes. A great way to go!

One of these days I'll post the rest of my bikes...

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Damn purty. I love any kind

Damn purty. I love any kind of 1-spd 'touring' setup.


im all about conversions, especially ones done to really fun and nice riding frames. yours is on a whole new level though!

The whole look of this bike

The whole look of this bike is similar to my Dawes Super Galaxy except I've still got multi gear set up on their. When I get my job in September I'll be deciding whether to go fixed or to get internal gears, derailleurs don't like the wet in England!


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