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Parkpre Conversion

I wanted to build a comfortable yet responsive bike for commuting and light touring without spending more than $400. The frame is 1994 tig welded steel with slightly relaxed road geometry. The tubeset is Tange Ultimate Ultralight and is plated with titanium. The rest of the bits I got here and there mostly because of their durability (hence the cyclocross rims) and affordability. It turned out to be quite stiff and sturdy and cheap. Also the vertical dropouts required me to figure out a magic gear, which was really easy and I even got the gearing I wanted initially.

Frame:
1994 Parkpre Team 925 R (Tange Ultimate Ultralight DB Tubes)

Fork/Headset:
Tange Silhouette/ Tange Falcon

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 600 Road/ Campagnolo Veloce

Pedals:
MKS AR-2

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Surly 17t/ Shimano 600 53/ KMC Chain

Handlebars/Stem:
Kalloy Touring/ Cinelli 1A

Saddle/Seatpost:
Homemade/ MEC

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Alex ACE18/ butted spokes/ Miche Primato Pista/ Rubena Sport

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Alex ACE18/ butted spokes/ Miche Primato Pista/ Rubena Sport

Added by tin. Last updated over 8 years ago.

3 Comments

bogelepiskote

bogelepiskote says:

Nicee.... Simplicity is the key, Thumbs up !

Posted almost 8 years ago

Bugs

Bugs says:

nice build.. your crankset pretty awesome, I want that one..

Posted over 8 years ago

tin

tin says:

Thanks, old shimano 600 parts are made really well.

Posted over 8 years ago