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City/Bar Bike

I wanted to put together a bike for getting to the city or running to the store. Originally, I was going to make a SS, using some leftover parts from my college SS, but then I stumbled across this page. http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/tighty-whitey-1x8-7792 This build inspired mine, as did the realization that I'm older and much fatter and gears are a good idea. Old = Old parts that I had lying around. Used = Second hand parts that I bought online. New = New parts I bought online. The pictures show tires and a chainring that will be replaced with what's listed below.

Frame:
Used 1989 Trek 660

Fork/Headset:
Kestrel EMS Titanium / Used Shimano 600

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Used Shimano 600 / New Shimano BB-UN55

Pedals:
Old Azonic A-Frames

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
New Shimano HG-50 12-25 / New Sugino 42t / New Shimano HG-91

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Used Shimano 600 / Used Shimano Dura-Ace

Handlebars/Stem:
Old Answer Pro-Taper / Used Dia-Compe Gran Compe / Old un-used Titec Pork Rinds

Saddle/Seatpost:
Old Selle Italia Flite Trans Am / Used SR Sakae

Brakes:
Used Shimano 600 Dual Pivot / New Tektro FL-540

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Old handbuilt wheel / IRO Track Hub / Mavic CXP22 / New Kenda Kwest 700x25

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Old Mavic Cosmos / New Kenda Kwest 700x25

Added by Muaddib. Last updated over 7 years ago.

7 Comments

pearleen

pearleen says:

mighty fresh

Posted over 7 years ago

Muaddib

Muaddib says:

Thanks. I think I'm actually going to sell the frame/fork though and swap everything to a Litespeed Catalyst frame/fork that I just picked up.

Posted over 7 years ago

Sebastian

Sebastian says:

I LOVE a good riser-bar roadie beater. So cool.

Posted over 7 years ago

Muaddib

Muaddib says:

Thanks! I've been a fan of riser-bar/quill-stems for a while, this is my first attempt at one. I don't know about other riser-bars, but these pro-tapers were a real challenge to get into that gran compe stem. I had to use a smaller bolt/nut and a penny to carefully spread the jaws open, and even then I wasn't sure I would get it in. You can see how quickly they taper up in diameter, the brake levers are on as far as they can go without getting drastic.

Posted over 7 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

this is dope

Posted over 7 years ago

Muaddib

Muaddib says:

Thanks! You've got some really nice bikes in your stable.

Posted over 7 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

thanks man, I'm doing something similar to this, just SS. i'm still waiting on brakes and it will be done

Posted over 7 years ago