Sunday, March 11, 2007

favoured fixie #6 revisited

I saw the bike in Favoured Fixie 6 again recently and had a short chat with the owner.
the beautiful paint job is covering up an old eitehr ten speed or 3 speed frame from back in the day (much like what I'm converting)
Instead of converting his back wheel, he simply had fixed wheels made, which seems to be the best option (I suppose that means I have to wait for the money of course).
Also, since taking the picture that is up on this site, he has replaced the front fork.
So picture it with a different front fork.
sorry I've no example.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

favoured Fixies #8 Davis, CA

I had intended to have a longer break before my next bike posting, but I stumbled upon a fortuitous site (the binachi website which had this exact bike on it) and I simply had to post it up. Luckily it was also the bike that I intended to have as my next in the sequence. It's the Binachi Pista. it seems like quite a nice bike. it's a track bike in it's natural environment. Another Binachi single speed I've seen around here (fixie only because the owner put on a flip flop hub) actually started life as a single speed cyclocross/comuting bike.
who knew.
anywho, do enjoy this bike, I certainly did.
here is the link to it's Binachi posting if you'd like (it's out of my price range, but of course that's why I simply scavenge parts and convert, ah the joys of abandoned bikes)