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    My New Commuter

    Decided to piece together a bike from an old GT frame I had. Started out as a rigid offroad, ended up as my new commuter singlespeed/fixie. Found one of my old road bike cogs that bolted up to the rotor mounts for my own flip-flop rear hub.




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    2 questions

    Nice build! I'm looking to do a similar one with a monocog frame. Two questions though:
    1) Where did you get those brake levers (with no shift crap on them right?)
    2) Did you use a rollamajig or something to make the road levers work with v brakes?

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    DiaCompe 287

    The DiaCompe 287 are linear pull levers for v-brakes. I'm using them on my WTB dirtdrops with no problems. Webcyclery sells 'em for $65.

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    The levers are old Suntour ones that I picked up for $6 and I am actually only using the front brake as I will probably use it most of the time as a fixed gear. I used the Problem Solvers Travel Agent

    You can also find the brake only levers on Ebay.

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    Good job! cool

    cool conversion, especially the rear hub. Now about that color...that's SO early 2004.

    'spensive brake-only levers here, but oh so sweet.

    HW

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    Ouch! Those things cost more than the whole bike.

    They would match my color theme though...

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    Nice ride, have any close-ups of that bolt-on fixed cog?
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    Sweet!

    Sweet bike.

    I dig frankenbikes.

    Gotta love that color.

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    Good job!

    Excellent! Reminds me of my first MTB, but my GT had a U-Brake under the chainstays and I see yours has canti studs.

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    I don't right now. It is just an old Tiagra cog. I am going to be switching it out for a 16t Shimano BMX cog. To get it to fit flush against the rotor mount I had to grind the teeth off of the inside of the cog to make it round. To get your holes lined up just use an old rotor as your template.

    I just have to redo my spacers on the axle to make the chainline the same on both sides.

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