Rocky Mountain Club B5

Discussion Forums => Off-Topic => Topic started by: jayryan on May 18, 2008, 09:06:56 PM

Title: The New Fixie
Post by: jayryan on May 18, 2008, 09:06:56 PM
Just picked this up for the daily commute - riding the Kona's getting old and eating through serious tread. (well, actually, I walked into the shop and asked if they had anything and they gave it to me "as-is" with no warranty...and no cost ;D)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/jryan.friesen/SDDx-rkiPQI/AAAAAAAAB7k/8LiHcuFM31A/s400/Camera%20Capture%20053.jpg)

I got it stripped of all the old parts yesterday (that I had tools to remove). I'm dropping it off tomorrow to get the conversion done. It should be ready to take me everywhere by the end of the week :)

Also ordered a new bag from Chrome Bags (http://www.chromebags.com) to haul my computer and all my crap.
Title: Re: The New Fixie
Post by: DenverPat on May 19, 2008, 07:16:28 AM
Cool.  Very similar to my 1972 Le Tour city bike.  Love it.
Title: Re: The New Fixie
Post by: jayryan on May 19, 2008, 08:20:24 AM
Yeah, I just looked up the serial number: August 1974. A Chicago build. I can't wait to ride it! Oh yeah, it's a Schwinn Continental. Nothing flashy at the time but cool as hell now.
Title: Re: The New Fixie
Post by: Colorado_Baja on May 19, 2008, 10:14:39 AM
Sure cant complain about the price! I dig the color too.
Title: Re: The New Fixie
Post by: DenverPat on May 19, 2008, 02:44:44 PM
Where can I find info on my serial number?
Title: Re: The New Fixie
Post by: jayryan on May 19, 2008, 03:46:38 PM
Where can I find info on my serial number?

I found mine by accident here: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/schwinn-braze.html (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/schwinn-braze.html)
Title: Re: The New Fixie
Post by: Spicoli on May 19, 2008, 04:18:14 PM
JR.   I might have some fixie stuff if you need, like single speed chainring bolts, etc.  LMK what you need and if I have it, I'll give it to you.
Title: Re: The New Fixie
Post by: DenverPat on May 19, 2008, 04:34:21 PM
Cool!  With a little research, I learned the Beer Tour III's 30th birthday was last Friday.  It was made in Japan by Panasonic.

(http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/7507/bike_006.jpg)
Title: Re: The New Fixie
Post by: jayryan on May 20, 2008, 06:58:31 AM
Awesome! That's a nice lookin' bike Pat!
Title: Re: The New Fixie
Post by: Spicoli on May 20, 2008, 07:11:17 AM
here is my old one... wish I never sold it.  I used to put cyclo-cross tires on it for winter commuting... that lead to some interesting situations when I tried to slow down or stop in snow/ice.  It has nice stuff on it, but I only paid for the frame/fork, handlebar, rear cog and hubs/rims to build the wheels. 

(http://www.jackham.net/bikes/surly.jpg)
Title: Re: The New Fixie
Post by: Eric18T on May 28, 2008, 04:30:56 PM
jr -  if you are in denver anytime soon and need another bike. I left an older roadbike at my house there. I was intending to build it up as a fixie but never got around to it. All the parts are there and you are welcome to it. Just give me a heads up and my folks can go let you in to get it.
Title: Re: The New Fixie
Post by: jayryan on June 16, 2008, 12:06:33 PM
Well, I picked it up on Friday...they finally got an old crank to go in. I bought a new rear wheel, a new chain and a new front tire for an old used wheel. So I'm barely out $100 total.

And the bike rocks. I rode it to work today after puttzing around on it over the weekend. It's just super-fun to ride. I'll get pics up tomorrow I think. I'm getting the slippery bullhorn bars taped up tomorrow so I'll take pics after that.
Title: Re: The New Fixie
Post by: jayryan on March 19, 2009, 06:48:29 PM
It's always best to resurrect a REALLY old thread than start a new one on the same topic right?

Anyway, after 6 months of riding the bike everywhere, I hung it up for the winter. Right after I got back from Asia I took it down to the shop to get some much needed tuning. It had gotten rather rickety and I was tightening things and oiling things about every day. I also knew I wanted to keep it and it was going to become a regular for a while.

So, I had some work done on the crank, new pedals (the old ones here falling apart) and a new matching set of wheels with much better hubs, lighter, and actually hold air  :D The last thing I need to do is dig up a new seat post so I can change out my very cool, but very uncomfortable saddle.

So from this:
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_EPLSTal1j1k/SIijTcVXDyI/AAAAAAAACOk/DK57Yy15cq8/s640/IMAGE_00074.jpg)
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_EPLSTal1j1k/SDDx-rkiPQI/AAAAAAAAB7k/KgNvYy-GexQ/s720/Camera%20Capture%20053.jpg)

To this:
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_EPLSTal1j1k/ScLzTE5oorI/AAAAAAAADZs/y-3giSVnUt0/s640/DSC00408.JPG)
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_EPLSTal1j1k/ScLzUCWJl_I/AAAAAAAADZ0/S_EUrMRbYqw/s640/DSC00409.JPG)