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Orange Argyle

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Schwinn Mesa Runner (garage sale)

Fast Boy "Beta" Wood Bars; Dimension Stem

Profile Design Carbon fork, Cane Creek S-6 headset

650C Velocity / Phil Wood

700C Velocity / Phil Wood

Sugino 165mm Crank; Miche BB

Brooks B.17N re-laced with white laces / Thomson Elite non-setback

Dimension Pedals / White KMC Z-Chain

FSA 44T with cyclocross style FSA carbon chainring guard / Shimano Dura-Ace 16T cog

First Fixie, First Build.

Bought at a garage sale as a complete bike. Stripped it, ground off unnecessary hardware, ground and epoxied the welds.
Paint is a rattle can job. Lots and lot and lots of tedious masking. It's actually pretty lousy if you look close, but it certainly works.

The frame fits me alright - adding the 650 front helped because I'm pretty short and I prefer a pretty aggressive TT/Tri type position, but lowering it has made pedal strikes a real problem even with 165 cranks. I want to get (or build) a new frame and paint it properly with the same pattern, but that'll be in the future.

Wood handlebars were built by Ezra of Fast Boy Fenders. www.FastBoyFenders.com.
They're sort of a "beta" test set. I'm loving them. Comfy hand positions, plenty stiff, and look amazing. I want to replace the black wrap with Brooks leather to match my saddle - maybe after the new year.

Rear rack has a cobbled together wood platform to try to match the bars. I use this for primary transport, so a rear rack, a front brake and chainring guard were mandatory.

More photos of the build and current state on my Flickr page

Oh, and props to Joselyn's Bicycles in Monterey, CA for helping with all my crazy parts orders and the wheel build!

People who friended this bike kjohnnytarr, soundsgreen, All Filler, FOUNDOBJECTS, Joshua A.C. Newman, CONDENADO, JonD

I love how unique you've

I love how unique you've made this bike. Also, the wood is gorgeous.

build

really interesting build. right on. it looks like a blast, too!

paint

awesome job on the paint...



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