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    My first SS, a Parkpre Mountain Comp

    Hi!

    Since a friend of mine built his SS from old bike parts I became very excited with the idea of getting myself a SS bike!

    Last Sunday afternoon I had nothing to do and decided to start the modification of an old Parkpre Mountain Comp I had laying around.

    This is what came up from those 3 ou 4 hours of work





    For starters this is good enough, maybe IŽll build a new one if I like the feeling of riding a bike with no gears



    the crankset its a modded Ž95 Shimano LX



    a home made "esticador" how do you call this in english?!



    the clean looks its what I like the most on these type of bikes, sometimes I feel like IŽm riding a big wheels BMX bike!

    But my fingers still look for the triggers!



    Cheers!

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    Nice! Great job on the conversion. That is an interesting chain tensioner, BTW.
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    i dig the "esticador", have fun with the SS!
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    I haven't seen those style of clipless shoes either, are they new ?

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    LOL, i thought keen commuter spd sandals are funny. no crocs spd pleaseee...

    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Very cool. I have an old ParkPre also.
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    Super cool! I ave always liked the Parkpre

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek
    LOL, i thought keen commuter spd sandals are funny. no crocs spd pleaseee...
    Do not knock clipless sandals. For those of use that actually use their bikes to get around regardless of the weather, sandals are great.

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    Hi guys!

    Thank you all for your kind words

    Tha crocs sandals are not spdŽs lol ...

    I had this old frame laying around and getting rusty so, why not convert it!

    Yesterday IŽve managed to remove the chain tensioner... I know this design was original but it was a hassle when I need top remove the wheel..

    Maybe IŽll disassemble the bike this weekend and give it a new color or maybe IŽll only remove the black paint and just leave it in bare steel color with a layer of varnish.

    The only thing I feel its missing on this bike its a new fork so the front of the bike could be raised a little.

    Should I put a new fork on it?

    Cheers,
    fred

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