Week End Update - , 2005

Hey Dennis,
This bike was originally photographed in Detroit, but since then it has moved to SF and undergone some minor changes. The frame is '99 Khs aero-track (54cm), with Campy Record hubs cross-laced to Wolber rims. A 49T Sugino 75 crankset drives a 17t Miche rear cog. The pedals are Campy Athena with MKS toe straps. Syntace handlebars and a Selle Italia Nitrox seat. The remaing parts are random scraps. Thanks for your time Dennis.
Moshé Patil - emulsion26@hotmail.com

Taking a cue from your awesome gallery [and it would not be the first time] I decided to build my fixed gear built up the RIGHT way. This yellow Trek appears in a horrible, cluttered, indoor photo in your gallery with drop road bars. Please, replace it with this nicer, outdoor picture of an improved bike.
I have improved the bike immensely; literally the only things that remain stock are the frame, fork, and headset. The only things original to its first fixed gear conversion are the frame, fork, headset, bb, and cranks. Specs: cranks are old 175mm's, pedals new spd's. Syntace bullhorns, Tektro brake lever [special ordered by the LBS] hooked to really cool old Royal Compe sidepull, Specialized carbon fiber seatpost, 1/8" bmx chain [after working on this my regular road chains feel WIMPY] and 43x16 gearing [via a half-link]. Yeh, drilled out the chainring myself. Continental flat-resistant 'skins on both wheels. Vinyl griptape; old Specialized cyclocomputer. According to my ghetto-style method of weighing myself, then the bike, then doing some simple math, I got 'er weight down to approx. 17 lbs. More importantly, it flies, with very little effort except on particularly steep hills. Fun fun fun! The only forseeable change I could make is tinkering with gear ratio one or two teeth. That, and the addition of water bottle cages come summertime.
This is the bike I should have built the first time around!
-- Elvis - lonerider1013@yahoo.com

Dennis, Here's a much better picture of my Fuji Royale II #1305. She stuck it out with me as I made the transition from Boston to the greener pastures of DC so I felt obliged to reward her with a Tubus Fly carrier and remove the tape which hid the natural beauty of her handlebars. Thanks again for all your work and inspiration. Bryan Towe