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Duluth is the truth - All City Big Block

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All City Big Block Shelby Silver / 55cm (58 ctt x 56.5) / 2012

Ritchey WCS Classic 40cm / Cannondale OEM 110mm (-5 degree)

All City Big Block / Cane Creek S1

All City Track Hub / Alex DC 19 / Continental Contact 32c

All City Track Hub / Alex DC 19 / Continental Contact 32c

Campagnolo Record Pista 170mm / Campagnolo Centaur 111mm symmetrical

Fizik Antares / Dura Ace EX-7200 fluted

Shimano PD-M520 / Sram PC1

Tektro / Shimano 105 SC NOS

48x19 (fixed) All City Polished / 18(free)

Yes I know all city is based out of Minneapolis, Minnesnowta, but Duluth is so much colder. This is my commuter and lock up bike in Mexico City. The frameset handles great -somewhere in between a track and road frame -and does everything I need it to do. Best looking frame around that will take 32c tires like a champ. Never thought I would like riding on 85psi tires, but it is awesome sauce.

Contrary to my initial thought process on upgrading this bike from the stock parts, I am now going silver instead of black, but keeping the grey wheelset

Future upgrades:
1. tb14 hard ano to formula/something similar
2. 32c Gumwall tires


People who friended this bike socal3rensho, thewegger, Beckets, parkman14, campystamp, PaulReddick, per.k, vqstaphbeard, FAT TIRE RIDER

If you want your 32c tires

If you want your 32c tires to be even more awesome sauce, then try some Grand Bois or Compass tires. And get that pressure around 50-60 PSI.

I REALLY want to get some

I REALLY want to get some grand bois on this, just dont have the budget for it now. I should try riding at 60 PSI...havent tried yet but next time I take it out I will.

I've found Continentals to

I've found Continentals to be a bit stiff, so your 60 PSI milage may very on those. But on the GB or Compass that's definitely around where you want them.


this came out so great! very very cool setup. it's cool that you can clear those nice big tires too. looks like a great lock up

Thanks mang. I am really

Thanks mang. I am really happy how it has come out so far, but will slowly upgrade some parts to make it more unique. Nothing is a strictly lock up bike in mexico, but its a bike I am not scared to ride in the rain and anything else that comes my way. And the 32c tires feel oh so nice

U R right

fatty tires can really soften up your ride. I also have some
27" x 1 1/4" 90psis on the original Arayas on one of my daily commuters. Just overhaulerd hubs and they are a very comfortable ride.

Traditional drops, aluminum

Traditional drops, aluminum fenders, gumwall 28's or 32's, hard ano wheels. Hell yeah.

That sounds like a plan!

That sounds like a plan!

ist to say

Looks perfect to suit your wants, and a good deal besides. Only one question. What's up with the odd spacing on the rear brake housing guides? Are the something aftermarket?

Good question. The housing

Good question. The housing guides came like that on the bike when I got it, and I didnt get a chance to ask the guy that sold it to me (I was paying closer attention to some other details). I would fix it wont I am not sure how good the adhesive is so I dont want to risk it. As for what they are, who knows but they are great. I know some people were looking for something similar a while back. I will have a closer look to see if I see any label.

From what I can tell, the thing actually holding the housing into the guides are zip ties. I will try and post some close ups in the room

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