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    Another recycled bike....

    Ok, I was bored today so I decided I'm going to try SS on the road... I had an old Quattro Assi lugged steel bike (my first road bike) laying around unused so it's time for a conversion...
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    6 spd- 105 wheels
    Dura-Ace crankset, bb and headset.
    600 Shifters
    Suntour brakes.
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    Now a roadie SS (not a fixie)

    52X20 which is around 68 gear inches and maybe good for the around town, the Greenbelt and Hill Road.
    The Singleator and the DX 20T cog was a donation from the Ionic SS.
    The pedals are old 747's I rebuilt.
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    Wide bars for climbing leverage

    Used 46cm handlebars from George's: $25
    Used steel stem: $0.00
    Short Chainring bolts: $6.00
    Cassette spacers: $25.00
    Handlebar tape: $15.00
    Total conversion cost: $70.00 give or take...
    Breathing new life into an old frame: Priceless
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    Actually

    I have to add about $30 to the cost to the build of the Quattro Assi since I had to replace the 20T cog on the Ionic with this sweet wide base Surly cog. The Rennen came from my stash...
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    The whole Monty

    The saddle was a donation from my track bike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    Ok, I was bored today so I decided I'm going to try SS on the road... I had an old Quattro Assi lugged steel bike (my first road bike) laying around unused so it's time for a conversion...
    The obligatory "Before" pic...
    6 spd- 105 wheels
    Dura-Ace crankset, bb and headset.
    600 Shifters
    Suntour brakes.
    I love it. Good job! I've been this \\ close to getting a semi-track bike. SS with fixed free hub but with fr & rr brakes for road riding. Heard its tough and a lot of fun. Let us know how you like this new hombre.

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    I'm really itching to get a SS road bike for winter use. Maybe I'll find a cheapo roadie at the Bike Swap and then bring it over to flip.

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    Some Armadillo tires...

    and it would be the perfect commuter/bar bike... Actually, I have some Armadillos laying around...hmmmmm...

    Actually, if I had a 'cross frame, I would've converted that instead (more flexible)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    and it would be the perfect commuter/bar bike... Actually, I have some Armadillos laying around...hmmmmm...

    Actually, if I had a 'cross frame, I would've converted that instead (more flexible)...
    Having Armadillos laying around is the only good reason to ride those bone-jarring tires. I find I much prefer other kevlar-belted tires for feel.

    By the way, flipn, were you at Fall Barbie Camp with the other two or three Idahoans that made the road trip to Oregon for rides, beer, and bonfire?

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    Couldn't make Barbie camp..

    By the way, flipn, were you at Fall Barbie Camp with the other two or three Idahoans that made the road trip to Oregon for rides, beer, and bonfire?
    Unfortunately, I couldn't make Barbie camp because of work commitments. The Armadillos are currently on my commuter bike and it IS VERY dead feeling. It feels like riding on wood. The positive thing with Armadillos is you'll never flat. I've heard of Armadillos that are now in the 250 gram range fo a 700X25 size. Now that maybe worth the try for the SS Roadie (I hate changing road flats).

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    So are you goin' join my friend who does the Dump Loop on his SS road? It is so wrong....he does that loop SS w/48X17. Sick....
    ...building wherever they'll let me...

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    48x17!

    48X17 is sick gearing for the dump loop! I'm just hoping that I can make it up Bogus with a 52X20 without my knees popping off...

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    You might want to try a 50x21 or a 48x19 instead of the 52x20. 52x20 is a really big gear.
    ...building wherever they'll let me...

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