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Author Topic: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle  (Read 3809 times)

Offline Dale

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Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« on: Nov 19, 2012, 05:02:27 »


Hey fellas. A good friend of mine is moving to Spain in December. His dad bought this bicycle new in 1979 (He thinks). It was then passed on to him about 20 years ago, and he used it for a few years. Then about 4 years ago he decided to make a fixie out of it. It never happened. Went mountain biking with him on Saturday afternoon, and in the trunk of his car was this bike with all the components in a box.  He says, "I want you to have it - you'll do something with it." Now, I love all things 2 wheeled. I'm no lycra shorts, shaved leg kinda guy, but I love cycling. This is such an awesome gift. So another project to add to the list! :-)















So not entirely sure how I'm going to go about this. But here's some inspiration:





http://www.benottobicycle.com/site/about





I'm liking this direction quite a bit...







3 Speed Fixed Gear hub


Offline MexiChriS

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #1 on: Nov 19, 2012, 05:42:25 »
That 3 speed fixed gear hub would be really nice! Wanting that for my Bianchi road bike... Such a great friend you have to get this. Keep this updated!

Offline Dale

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #2 on: Nov 19, 2012, 06:59:56 »
Sure thing, so you're riding a fixed gear / no brakes machine?  8)

Offline S Majure

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #3 on: Nov 19, 2012, 09:35:45 »
Damn! That makes my Surley Steamroller look like a yugo.

Offline Dale

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #4 on: Nov 19, 2012, 10:17:15 »
Damn! That makes my Surley Steamroller look like a yugo.

*Nothing* can be that bad! :-)

Offline S Majure

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #5 on: Nov 19, 2012, 11:08:30 »
lol

Offline phxtoad

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #6 on: Nov 19, 2012, 11:52:05 »
That frame is screaming for an old Campy Record Groupo!  All ten speeds!

I see EVERYONE riding fixxy's or single-speeds these days.  No thanks.  Now that I'm old and fat, I need gears (and brakes) more than ever before.

Please post your progress though!

Todd
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Offline DrJ

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #7 on: Nov 19, 2012, 11:54:07 »
I'm old and fat and ride a single. Just not up hills.

Offline Dale

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #8 on: Nov 19, 2012, 13:12:54 »
S Majure - That's a beauty! ?

...I need gears (and brakes) more than ever before.

HA, yeah, I might keep the front brake for a while... :-)

I'm old and fat and ride a single. Just not up hills.

Ha! :-)

Offline Dale

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #9 on: Nov 20, 2012, 14:23:04 »
Popped in at my local cycle shop today and had a good long chat with one of the guys there.

He told me about this great site: http://www.fixiestudio.com/

You can use their super easy browser app to make up concepts.
I photoshop'd my frame roughly in afterwards. here are a few ideas for a direction:








Offline S Majure

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #10 on: Nov 20, 2012, 14:42:08 »
either with the combo wheelsets IMO.

Offline Dale

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #11 on: Nov 20, 2012, 14:59:56 »
Yeah I'm really liking that asymmetry thing going on...

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #12 on: Nov 20, 2012, 15:32:10 »
To bad it doesn't look as good on a CB or an RD..

Offline Dale

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #13 on: Nov 21, 2012, 06:39:24 »
OK, did some final tweaks and I'm thinking this is my plan:



Gonna run with front brake initially.
Hope I can pick up a second hand Areo spoke somewhere.
Not sure about what sprocket sizes to go with, but was thinking I would go for a ride on my road bike later today and find a good all round combo that works for my current fitness level.

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #14 on: Nov 21, 2012, 07:23:01 »
Why oh why Dale am I looking at Bicycle parts when I am trying to spend cash on Motorcycle parts....LOL
man those wheels can get expensive. Even used