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    Conversion finished!!

    Here she be...
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    more pix...

    Note the super-pimp 1983 aero water bottle!
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    Here's the build...

    Frame: Unknown Al hardtail. A Kenesis derailleur hanger fit, draw your own conclusions. Paid $10 at the San Diego velodrome swap meet.

    Fork: OEM Judy C. Traded a buddy at the shop 2 packs of smokes.

    Wheels: 40-hole Sun CRT-16IIs, high-flange Sansin sealed-braing tandem hubs. The rear is threaded for an Arai drum brake, so I respaced it and redished it. Presto! Instant flip-flop. 26x2.25 Hutchinson Jumbos Customer throw-away.

    Brakes: HS-33 Racelines. $25 for the full set at the swap.

    Cockpit: Cane Creek S-Pro headset. $25, customer returned it 'cuz it was scratched. I can't find the scratch. $5 take-off stem. Huge-ass Azonic 2" riser bars, $10 at the swap.

    The chain tensioner is the Pyramid copy of the 1st generation Singleator. Went to one of my favorite small shops, got the chain tensioner, seatpost, and yellow San Marco Concor saddle for 30 bones. The only beef I have with it is that it can't add a lot of tension, so your chain length has to be pretty close.

    With the 34x21 cog, the chain hangs too loose and skips when standing. With the 34x18, and one link taken out of the chain, it's rock solid. I think a half-link would cure this. I'd need to make a take-out section with a half-link and 2 power links, and add it to the chain when I use the 21.

    All in all, I've got about $100 in the bike, and it rocks. I've only been able to blast around the complex on it, but it's a hoot.

    --Shannon

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    Great Job...

    Looks like the best $100 bike I have ever seen on the SS scene. Congratulations.

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    Nice

    Looks good. I had one of those water bottles on my first racing bike, a Centurion from 1984.

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