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60cm 1980 Trek 412. I picked up the frame and fork late summer 2005
off the iBob list. With the long dropouts and lack of brazons it
just cried "Fix Me!" but I settled on Single-ing it out instead,
I know "wimp". Since I've only used the 16t freewheel, I'll probably
be getting a fixed cog for the other side soon.
bike is a joy to ride, with the long wheelbase it's a delight to
get out of the saddle and charge up hills, if you call what we have
around here hills. I've been riding it on our club's Monday night
ride and have been able to hang with the group fairly well. With
this gearing and at a cadence of 95 I'm around 19 - 20 mph, I just
can't seem to stay above 30 mph for very long.
Shimano 600 crank 170mm with a 42t Biospace chainring. Surley fixed
flip-flop hub rear, Shimano 600 front 16t and 18t freewheels. MA2
32 hole rims front and back 700 x 28 Paselas (old style) tires Brooks
B17 and Campy one-bolt seatpost. Shimano 600 single-pivot standard
reach brakes. Shimano Exage brake levers. Nitto Randonneur 45cm
you look closely at the picture of the freewheel you'll see the
2 Power Links I used to adjust the chain length.
Hauptman in Rochelle, Illin-noise