Posts Tagged ‘beater’

Beauty in the Beat.

May 24, 2011

Broke down bikes, Beaters, rat bikes, franken-bikes whatever you want to call them, I am a huge fan and this thread over at LFGSS has a bunch of great stuff. Some may make you shriek, laugh, or even vomit but the fact remains that these bikes are ridden every-single-day so a few chips and scrapes are inevitable!

I love well used track bikes so much that I am going to try and make this a regular post, so if you are the proud owner of a Lamb dressed as Mutton… send it my way!!!

Image sources / Prolls and Prolls.

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Faggin.

January 8, 2010

Oh the memories.

Spotted at the great GSGuccilife.

She got another one.

March 30, 2009

I recently bought this frameset back after the friend who I initially sold it to had literally just taken it home and looked at it.

“Perfect” I thought… A nice lightweight frameset for Amy to replace the slightly heavy “Team Pro”, the thing is I was going to paint the Team Pro for Amy anyway but thanks to Kevin this has saved me a job.

Complete with Wine box retro-fitted to the front by me this is the perfect picnic and grocery getting bike and Amy is over the moon. Result.

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The Beater project.

March 19, 2009

The lady and I sometimes frequent bars and public houses and in the summer there can be nothing better than getting there by cycle.

I wanted a bike I would feel ok about leaving outside my local without the fear of it being stolen or vandalized, so I set about collating the parts for a ‘beater’.

I had a set of forks acquired from Kris at Ideal, a front wheel, the Rigida I lent to Amy for her “Team Pro”, I had tyres, a stem, bars, pedals and to begin with that was about it.

Last weekend all changed after a visit to the Derby cycle jumble with Hardy and Keiran when I managed to leave with very nearly the entire workings of a basic functioning bicycle, I couldn’t believe it, I got: A new old stock Faggin Pisa road frame, another Rigida DP18 rim for the rear in a funny golden colour, an old Dura Ace road crank, a Triplex aero seatpost and a new old stock “BMX” plastic saddle. Buzzing I was, I had spent hardly any money and managed to get pretty much all the parts to start, and finish the beater bike.

A wheel build and a wrestle with a bottom bracket later ( thanks Dan ) it is complete. I am going to swap out the stem and bar combo for a more traditional drop bar setup but I am just waiting to find a stem for my Cinelli Criteriums ( anyone got a Cinelli stem lying around ? holler ) apart from that the beater bike, the Faggin ( pronounced Fahzheen ) is done.

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