September 1, 2008
Woops! Didn’t mean to let the blog go as long as I did. I am lazy like that though. Anyway, I have had a change of plans. After finishing the track bike but never actually taking it to the track I decided I’d get more use out of a fixed gear road bike. It’d be perfect for two hour spins on the long river trails we have out here. So, I sold the Fuji frame and the Lake shoes.
I’m going to build up my old custom BREW road frame and build a rear wheel around a White Industries ENO hub. Here’s what I’ve got so far:
- custom BREW road frame/fork
- Reynolds Alta Comp front wheel
- Flyte alloy bars
- Ritchey stem (
- Sugino 75 crank
- Ritchey Comp seatpost
- San Marco Rolls saddle
All I’m really lacking beyond the rear wheel are some cheap brakes and a bottom bracket. I just arranged a trade of my previous Specialized Pro Carbon shoes for some Shimano 600 brake calipers. If i can’t find matching levers for a good price I’ll get some Crane Creeks from Nashbar. I may have to switch my crank from a Sugino 75 to an RD to get the chain line right. I can use any Shimano 110mm bottom bracket with that. It should be done within a month or so. I’m about to move so it’s not a high priority.