Tyron Francis' First Build

>> Friday, 8 May 2009

"This thing ended up taking forever and costing waaaaaay more than I had thought it would but it has changed my life. Cycling is perhaps the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. I hadn't ridden for 15+ years before I built this fixie, I suppose I jumped on the bandwagon in a way cause a few of my buds had them, its hard skating at the same speed as a bike! It was built up from an Apollo Challenger that I found in the paper for £30 (I thought it was ok at the time but after a couple of months came to realise that it was a pile of crap frame, the dropouts starting wearing out, it rattled and was a bit big for me). I bought everything else new. Since these pix were taken 5 months ago I have changed the saddle to a Charge Spoon, the tyres, destroyed the back hub which I've replaced with a System Ex and gone from risers to horns to drops and back to risers."

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Apollo Challenger

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All the useless bits: gears, brakes, cables etc.

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JT getting busy with the angle grinder

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Sanding, boooooooooring!

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Mach 1 Omega wheel set

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Primed, ready for paint

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All the bits: chain, tyres, tubes, grips, seatpost, saddle, peddles, clips, bars, 18t

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All built up (pretty much) and ready for action

2 comments:

ozusipetir 12 June 2010 at 13:06  

hye.. i'm very interesting wit fixie..

i'm juz wanna ask u, it's fixie use like a mtb body?

Anonymous 9 November 2013 at 21:18  

Just got myself one of these, needs a bit of work. Was finding the replacement parts difficult to come by?