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    Rebuilt Bianchi singlespeed

    My girlfriend has been wanting a mountain bike for a while so I decided to build up my old steel bianchi peregrine. This was the frame I used to race when I was in middle school, so it doesn't even remotly fit me, but it fits her perfect. Almost all the parts are old parts I had laying around. I know the steerer tube hasn't been cut, it will be by this weekend.


    frame when I took it to get powdercoated



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    It is amazing what a little love can do. You sure would never guess it was the same frame! Nice build.

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    love the paint

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    It would be a good idea to drop another link from the chain, or use a half-link. It looks like your girl might have skipping issues because the chain isn't wrapped around enough of the cog.

    It's a beauty!

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    Yes! She'll love it. The carbon fork will really help her steer too 'cause it lightens up the front end so much and helps alleviate "full rigid" harshness.
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    You did all this for your GF? Can I be your GF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amishscum
    It would be a good idea to drop another link from the chain, or use a half-link. It looks like your girl might have skipping issues because the chain isn't wrapped around enough of the cog.

    It's a beauty!
    And get the tensioner pushing UP for more chain wrap and a lot tidier look too.

    If only you knew how much I hate to see all these pushing down tensioners - maybe that's just me of course......

    Pretty bike anyway !

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    Thanks for the comments! I don't know if i can flip the chain tensioner, it was just a piece that came in a cheap single speed kit. I plan on upgrading it, just not sure to what yet.

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    Love it. Rad bike.

    That tensioner looks like the Pyramid/Dimension/el-cheapo tensioners everyone rebrands. I had one and what I did was remove the C-clip from around the hanger bolt. You can then pull the whole thing apart. I completely removed the spring and silver ring it sits in, then built the height back up with a couple of washers. The tensioner can then be bolted down nice and tight, in push-up or push-down mode, and it's no longer sprung, so it's more like a DMR or Rennen tensioner. Mine worked flawlessly like that for a year before I went to an ENO Eccentric hub.

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    Damn that is a really nice rebuild you have there, She is one lucky lady.





    O and so is your GF.

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