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The Beater

Goddamn i love this thing. Got the frame for free, pre-cracked, and "Custom painted". Ive been putting many stickers on this bike. First built it up as a SSCX bike for Trek CX cup and got second in cat 4/5 singlespeed. Took it apart and built it back up as cheap as possible as my absolute beater bike. I can never go without a beater.

I think its a Diamondback podium CX bike

Surly LHT fork / ACS maindrive

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino square taper

mismatched Odyssey twisted

Box 4 eight speed / FSA chainring

Box 4

Sweepy Bontrager bars with looong stem

Specialized / FSA carbon

Origin8 cantis / Dia-Compe levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Alex AT570 / Taiwan Dynamo / Bontrager CX0

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity / American classic / 38c Bontrager AW3

fenders, folding lock, bottle cage, basket, dynamo light.

More Info:
Its cracked but hasn't gotten any worse...

Bike History

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

  1. Initial Build, SSCX
  2. Reincarnated as a Beater
  3. Beater Gets a Dynamo!

Current Stage Info:

I added a dynamo hub and rear light to this bike and I'm unreasonably excited about it. Had some fun building the new wheel, mounting the light and wiring it all up.
Oh and of course I custom engraved the hub. It was fun and it looks sick.

Added by EMannBikes. Last updated 21 days ago.

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