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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.

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 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.

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

Rinpoch 48t chainring in a 17t generic cog, paired with a KMC S1 not-so-golden-anymore chain.

FSA Vero Compact drop bars, paired with a Easton 110mm 10┬║ stem.

Stripped Selle Italia SLR, paired with a NOS Easton EA70 31.8mm seatpost.

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

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

Cheap and generic bar tape, @velodeathofficial foot straps and @beofixed Barbed headset top cap.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Gotta go fast
  3. Reaching new places

Current Stage Info:

New bits on the bike, new place to live, same will to ride it, not enough time to do it.

Added by camnj_. Last updated 7 days ago.



maurice says:

damn thats a pretty crazy geometry, very cool

Posted 9 days ago


camnj_ says:

thank you man, yeah it has a very short wheelbase despite being a tall frame. low speed turns are a nightmare sometimes and toe overlap is truly a problem, but with all things considered, it's awesome to ride.

Posted 8 days ago


Marino says:

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

Posted about 2 years ago


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 years ago