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Republica Custom

Back in 2018, my first fixed gear bike was an adaptation of an aluminum road bike frame with vertical dropouts. For a first bike, it was ok. Adaptations like these are very common in Brasil. Fast forward to late 2021, I've found this frame in Instagram for a good price, sold the remains of the other and started gathering parts to this build, which I plan to made a dream build out of this.

Frame:
The frame is a handmade Rep├║blica, a brazilian brand from Porto Alegre. It seems to be an early model, something between 2017 and 2018, since its made of steel, and I'm not sure if they still made frames of other materials other than chromoly.

Fork/Headset:
Fork is a FIB, aluminum body and steel steerer, nothing much here. Headset is a FSA, nothing much as well.

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Rinpoch 1.1 165mm from Aliexpress, good and cheap, paired with a generic 103mm bottom bracket.

Pedals:
Generic aluminum ones, one of the things that remain of the last bike.

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Rinpoch 48t chainring in a 17t generic cog, paired with a KMC S1 golden chain.

Derailleurs/Shifters:
I guess not.

Handlebars/Stem:
NOS Easton EA70 Monkey Bar Hi Rise bars 685mm, paired with a Scott 100mm 10┬║ stem.

Saddle/Seatpost:
BTwin cheap one, another remain of the last bike paired with a NOS Easton EA70 31.8mm seatpost.

Brakes:
A pair of used All Stars.

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Vzan Spin, generic hub and Pirelli Tornado Alfa 700x25.

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Vzan Spin, generic hub and Pirelli Tornado Alfa 700x25.

Accessories:
Vans Cult black handlebar grips, @velodeathofficial foot straps and @beofixed Barbed headset top cap.

More Info:
True beater, very comfortable to ride, probably will become a crit machine someday idk.

Added by camnj_. Last updated about 2 months ago.

2 Comments

Marino

Marino says:

this is sick bro! how tall are you? this bike looks like a construction ladder

Posted about 2 months ago

camnj_

camnj_ says:

Thanks for the compliment and for the advices on the build man! I'm 1.83 m, about 6 ft tall in the imperial system.

Posted about 2 months ago