Re: [CR]Vintage fixie, headbadges and track-end-travesties


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From: Stronglight49@aol.com
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 09:07:11 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage fixie, headbadges and track-end-travesties
To: johndthompson@gmail.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Julius Naim wrote:

I have no problem with vintage steels being used for fixed set-ups. ----------------------------------

John thompson replied:

I don't have a problem with this, either. What does bother me is when some nuovo-fixie convert decides to castrate a perfectly good road frame by hacking off the derailleur hanger and braze-ons to make it look "cooler" or something.

============================= The issue is epidemic. The following are extracted from a thread I read only yesterday on a bikeforums classic/vintage discussion group...

BOB HANSON, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA ============================= -------------------------- [ORIGINAL POST] Has anybody taken an older bike, say from the 80's or early 90's and gave it a modern look? I'm thinking about getting into road riding; and putting something unique together. I can find bikes from this era, but they don't exactly look that great. I would love to bondo the lugs, paint the frame lime green with satin black fork / handle bars, that would look awesome.

I know this seems a bit un-kosher, but it would be an awesome project. I'm just trying to figure out if such things have been done to these style of bikes before.

Here is what I'm looking for (at a reasonable cost): http://i24.tinypic.com/wclt7q.jpg ----------------------------------------- [REPLY] That green Kilo TT can be had stock for $350 (bikesdirect.com). --------------------------------------- [REPLY] Don't bondo the lugs, you can use an angle grinder to grind them off. Then use lead to smooth out the transition. - Don't forget the splash bar-tape to finish it off! ---------------------------------------- [REPLY] That just might compromise the integrity of the frame depending on what kind of lugs and how much material gets ground off. ------------------------------------------ [REPLY] "...That just might compromise the integrity of the frame depending on what kind of lugs and how much material gets ground off..."

Thought my statement was over the top enough to be taken as jest. For future reference it was meant as a joke. Not that it was funny, but still a joke. ------------------------------------------- ===============================

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