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    Info about the classic "Path Racer" style.

    Recently I have become interested in buying a path racer.


    Now the easy way is to just buy a pashley govnor but that would take out all the fun I think.
    So what makes up a path racer frame? From what I can see the chainstays and top tube are level, and the ht and st are really slack. Long chainstays too. Somewhat old looking fork.

    Anything else?

    I'm trying to locate a production frame that is not the govnor that I can build my own path racer from. I would prefer high end tubing or at least something quite modern like 631. I want it to be quite light. I want a new frame.

    Anyone know something similar that could be used as a donor?

    Most frames today have sloping top tubes and that just destroys the classic look. Also they have too much bb drop. And too steep angles, also non matching angles.
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    Mustache bars+road frame

    Find a frame with a level toptube, find a set of mustache bars, put on your skinny jeans, and get out there!

    -Walt

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    I was thinking surly too at first but the lines are too modern. A surly is high and short and the other one is long and low kinda.

    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

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    Try looking at the Dutch city bikes. Slack angles and similar looking fork. Not light though...

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    Check out antbikemike | "Not sport…transport" Mike understands.

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    I will second Wade's nomination of ANT. Mike has built a lot of modern-spec path racers, down to powder-coating rims to make them look like enameled steel.

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    Freeman Transport | Gravel Racer | A Continuous Lean.

    Freeman Transport Gravel Racer.

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    I'm curious to see if anyone here knows much about the tree wax sealing that the Freeman has.

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    From what I understand the freemans are gone, I can't even find the company anymore. I looked like a gun bluing job and then some wax. Read up on gun bluing techniques, there are a few. The frames were made by peacock groove bikes I think.
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    My motorcycle runs on infant blood

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    Facial hair belongs to Erik Noren. Fun fact, the patina on the copper plated fork is from pee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clockwork Bikes View Post
    Facial hair belongs to Erik Noren. Fun fact, the patina on the copper plated fork is from pee.
    Haha I knew that Joel! Can't mistake that facial hair or the transformers shirt. Explain more of the process on the pee fork please!
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    I had this built up in Mexico. Cost me $100 USD. 28" deep yellows. Front basket. SS with an extra TT to boot. Rode that tank of stamped steele to Salvador...too hot for skinny jeans but i thought about it. Not too much help but thought i would share.

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