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My recent bike build: FUJI PALISADES ( Valite tubing)FIXED GEAR CONVERSION



This bike was originally a 8 or 10 speed with suntour derailers, dia compe brakes, 27 inch steel rims with a suntour freewheel cassette.....I rebuilt her for this cool russian guy up north.

Fuji built the Palisades using valite tubing, tubing from their own inhouse foundry( I believe)...The bike was incredible light before I stripped her, and I made her even lighter by getting rid all of that shifting mechanism crap (lol...I kid ...I kid) and adding the the following components:




- New blue F.U.B.A.R bar tape

- New blue velo racing saddle

- Refurbished Alex R450 rims

- New CST Czar tires with blue stripes

- Nitto stem and handle bars ( chopped and flipped)

- Polished Sugino cranks and chainrings(42t).

- Used Cog 16t ( Polished and Protected)

- Chainrings bolts were grinded down to 5mm for custom fitting

- New KMC Z410 Single Speed chain

- Polished Dia Compe side pull Caliper Brakes

- Refurbished Dirty Harry cross lever

- New housing and cabling

- 3 piece bottom bracket was disassembled- de-greased- re-greased and re-assembled

- headset was was disassembled- de-greased- re-greased and re-assembled

- Used Christophe toe cages

- Polished Mikashima AR-5 pedals












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Sexy.
Be a man and hacksaw that hanger!
I am a man got damn it !...lol

I use 3 piece bottom brackets..none of that sealed cartridge crap.....

I sand off all oxidation, prime and touch up paint with automobile paint pens

I overhaul hubs for crying out loud

nothing but loose bearings in my headsets....no retainers!

I grind my own chainring nuts got damit!!!...lol

I cut my own bars.....

I am a man!......I ate some gun powder and hung a needle nose plier from my gonads while building this bike....


I AM MAN!!!!!!



Tank-Ridin' Ryan said:
Be a man and hacksaw that hanger!
Be a MAN and trim that cable housing!
lol

jen said:
Be a MAN and trim that cable housing!
So, ah, what'dya do with all that old stuff you peeled off 'er? I (and nice colors - a good find)
I still got the suntour derailers......and dia compe brakes ....I donated the rims to west town bike....

...I still got the old seat post ...no clamp though...

I refurbished everything else on the bike and .


Joe TV said:
So, ah, what'dya do with all that old stuff you peeled off 'er? I (and nice colors - a good find)
Me like . . .

but be a MAN and put a horn on it!

no seriously

ishnock aka the blue baron said:
lol

jen said:
Be a MAN and trim that cable housing!
Don't cut off the derailer hanger; why make a bike less versatile? If you want a clean hanger free look GO BUY A REAL TRACK FRAME! Cutting of hangers, shifter mounts and other stuff is just ruining a frame for others. Why make a sweet old frame less useful? My fixed gear is a conversion of a beautiful road frame that somebody destroyed buy cutting off the down tube shifters; I would love to be bale to build it as a road bike but can't.

How is a sealed BB crap? I have a cartridge BB is all of my bikes because I ride in the winter and prefer to not have to continually repack and adjust my BB.

How are the rims reconditioned; that looks like an off the shelf wheel set, I know because I have pretty much the same one on my bike. Why would you need to overhaul new hubs?

I'll assume you feel the same way about cartridge bearing headsets that you do about bottom brackets?

Isn't buying the proper size chain ring bolt easier then grinding them down? Why would you build a fancy bike with nice parts only to cut a corner with a cheap part?

By cut your own bars you mean you made your own inferior version of bullhorns by cutting up a set of perfectly good road bars?

Trim the housing.

Line up your labels and valve stems, it makes finding punctures and debris in the tire easier.

ishnock aka the blue baron said:
I am a man got damn it !...lol

I use 3 piece bottom brackets..none of that sealed cartridge crap.....

I sand off all oxidation, prime and touch up paint with automobile paint pens

I overhaul hubs for crying out loud

nothing but loose bearings in my headsets....no retainers!

I grind my own chainring nuts got damit!!!...lol

I cut my own bars.....

I am a man!......I ate some gun powder and hung a needle nose plier from my gonads while building this bike....


I AM MAN!!!!!!



Tank-Ridin' Ryan said:
Be a man and hacksaw that hanger!
If you're going to go all the way to lining up the labels . . .no comment on the position of the QR on the front? And . . . I'm on a tiny netbook but I don't see label on the rear-- is it on the non-drive side maybe?

notoriousDUG said:
Don't cut off the derailer hanger; why make a bike less versatile? If you want a clean hanger free look GO BUY A REAL TRACK FRAME! Cutting of hangers, shifter mounts and other stuff is just ruining a frame for others. Why make a sweet old frame less useful? My fixed gear is a conversion of a beautiful road frame that somebody destroyed buy cutting off the down tube shifters; I would love to be bale to build it as a road bike but can't.
How is a sealed BB crap? I have a cartridge BB is all of my bikes because I ride in the winter and prefer to not have to continually repack and adjust my BB.
How are the rims reconditioned; that looks like an off the shelf wheel set, I know because I have pretty much the same one on my bike. Why would you need to overhaul new hubs?

I'll assume you feel the same way about cartridge bearing headsets that you do about bottom brackets?

Isn't buying the proper size chain ring bolt easier then grinding them down? Why would you build a fancy bike with nice parts only to cut a corner with a cheap part?

By cut your own bars you mean you made your own inferior version of bullhorns by cutting up a set of perfectly good road bars?

Trim the housing.

Line up your labels and valve stems, it makes finding punctures and debris in the tire easier.

ishnock aka the blue baron said:
I am a man got damn it !...lol

I use 3 piece bottom brackets..none of that sealed cartridge crap..... I sand off all oxidation, prime and touch up paint with automobile paint pens

I overhaul hubs for crying out loud

nothing but loose bearings in my headsets....no retainers!

I grind my own chainring nuts got damit!!!...lol

I cut my own bars.....

I am a man!......I ate some gun powder and hung a needle nose plier from my gonads while building this bike....


I AM MAN!!!!!!



Tank-Ridin' Ryan said:
Be a man and hacksaw that hanger!
The rims are not brand new,so thank you for the compliment ...I bought them used
from vintage bike shop on Milwaukee and division...they were horrible at first,a lot of grinding in the hubs because the bearings
were shit,and the dust cap cones needed to be reshaped.....I did all off that,plus I polished those bad babys with simichrome and some serious elbow grease.....

Why buy new chainring bolts when you have a hacksaw and a grinder in the shop???...
That's lazy.

Why buy crappy off the shelf bullhorns when you got a hacksaw and a grinder in the shop????...

Nothing compares to loose bearings....you will not get the same silky smooth revolution .the spin with 3 piece bottom brackets is like
heaven when you are pedaling.

notoriousDUG said:
Don't cut off the derailer hanger; why make a bike less versatile? If you want a clean hanger free look GO BUY A REAL TRACK FRAME! Cutting of hangers, shifter mounts and other stuff is just ruining a frame for others. Why make a sweet old frame less useful? My fixed gear is a conversion of a beautiful road frame that somebody destroyed buy cutting off the down tube shifters; I would love to be bale to build it as a road bike but can't. How is a sealed BB crap? I have a cartridge BB is all of my bikes because I ride in the winter and prefer to not have to continually repack and adjust my BB.

How are the rims reconditioned; that looks like an off the shelf wheel set, I know because I have pretty much the same one on my bike. Why would you need to overhaul new hubs?

I'll assume you feel the same way about cartridge bearing headsets that you do about bottom brackets?

Isn't buying the proper size chain ring bolt easier then grinding them down? Why would you build a fancy bike with nice parts only to cut a corner with a cheap part?

By cut your own bars you mean you made your own inferior version of bullhorns by cutting up a set of perfectly good road bars?

Trim the housing.

Line up your labels and valve stems, it makes finding punctures and debris in the tire easier.

ishnock aka the blue baron said:
I am a man got damn it !...lol

I use 3 piece bottom brackets..none of that sealed cartridge crap.....

I sand off all oxidation, prime and touch up paint with automobile paint pens

I overhaul hubs for crying out loud

nothing but loose bearings in my headsets....no retainers!

I grind my own chainring nuts got damit!!!...lol

I cut my own bars.....

I am a man!......I ate some gun powder and hung a needle nose plier from my gonads while building this bike....


I AM MAN!!!!!!



Tank-Ridin' Ryan said:
Be a man and hacksaw that hanger!

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