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cheap junk Fixie Scorcher

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swiss made Coronado, lugged

no-name steel MTB flat black handlebars, chopped to 40 cm / stock Atax duraluminum quill stem

stock Coronado crowned fork with dynamo bracket / stock chrome plated threaded headset

36 spokes, cross 3 laced, with nipple washers / Japanese Chair aluminum low flange hub / cheap single wall Inuovo aluminum rim 622-21/ cheap chinese 622-37 tire Bridgestone Tough Road

36 DT spokes, cross 3 laced / old Shimano Dura Ace (or similar) rear cassette hub with brazed freehub / double wall aluminum Weinmann box profile rim with eyelets / cheap chinese 622-37 tire

cheap MTB triple chainring crankset, two smallest rings chopped, black plastic coated cranks / VP cartridge bearing bottom bracket

yellow Monte Grappa Mega saddle / cheap steel seatpost

generic pedals / Shimano Dura-Ace with SRAM PowerLink

Weinmann Alpha single pivot caliper front brake with V brake pads / Weinmann right brake lever

Gear ratio 48:19 (2,5263:1); 68,8272 gear inches; Gear development: 5,4922 m (216,227 inches) / 19 tooth coaster brake sprocket and spacers taken from an old cassettes)

My variation of the Scorcher concept, except for the bars, they'd better be narrow for sweeping between cars. Mostly made of junk parts, the total cost is under 40 euros :)
New parts are the tires, tubes, front rim, some front spokes, all of the front nipples, front nipple washers, rear axle, ball bearings in the rear hub and the bottom bracket. The frameset was an old three speed (internal gear hub), got it as a birthday present. The freehub is brazed solid, and I use a stack of spacers taken from old cassettes (to achieve proper chainline). The rear sporcket is taken from a coaster brake, the three notches were a little bit too tight, but it has some free play when changing direction of pedalling. And, by the way, the chainline is super straight. The fork is bent, I will replace it (maybe with a fork with V brake bosses, or I will braze V brake bosses od the new fork if it hasn't). And I will braze V brake bosses on the seatstays. The chainring is too out of round, so it should be replaced, because the chain was derailing to many times.
Battery light mounted on the handlebar (Not shown on either of the photos).
I've mounted fenders and made a front mudflap. Just for using during the winter. (Shown od the second photo.)
The coaster brake sprocket fits snugly on the freehub bodu, but the three notches are not wide enough and there was a little free play. so i took two small sprocket out of an old cassette, and sandwichged the coaster brake sprocket between them, and wedlded the whole ?sandwich?. That's how I've created a cheap singlespeed sprocket. The coaster brake sprocket is much higher quality than most other sprockets.

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