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Bianchi Road-to-Fixed

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My first fixie and first road-style bike of any kind for that matter. (I'm new to all this, so bear with me...)

This project started in the form of a Bianch road bike rescued from the local DI (Deseret Industries thrift store). Lugged frame and chromed fork. Campy seatpost, Technomic stem, Mavik wheels and new Hutchinson tires. Rear wheel conversion uses the existing Campy hub with a BMX cog and lock ring. I also added an Origin 8 track crank set, Bianchi Pista saddle, MKS track pedals and clips and an 1/8" chain.

I removed all cable guides and shifter mounts by hand with some careful filing and had the frame sandblasted. I then added color to finish off the frame. It's very similar to the original color, but I like this color a bit more.

I also cut the handlebars myself to create a pursuit-style bar out of the Bianchi's original road bars.

Building it was fun. Riding it is pure love.

People who friended this bike backtrike, Big Baby D, HenryKillinger, gocontra, EBOT, ajotol, wonderkid, vanillasoap


I haven't commented on many bikes but the ones I do enjoy are simple, they have style and have a degree of elegance.

rear hub

you should really get a solid axle for the read hub. that could slip out of the drop outs at anytime if you slowed down or skidded, and you would go down. not fun.

It just

makes life more exciting! Keeps you on your toes. Oh, and Sheldon Brown said that a skewer can hold a rear tire just fine. And he knows everything! But I would still get a solid axle.

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