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I have to go down to Colorado next month for a wedding. My kid brother (I wouldn't dare call him my little brother because he is a fair bit bigger than I am) will be there also. We decided to bring our bikes along and slip away in the afternoon and get a ride in. We don't get to ride together very often as I live in northeast Wyoming and he lives down by Grand Junction. I have planned a little surprise for him. I am going to give him the singlespeed pictured below.

Here is a true Frankenbike that I built up from the pile of parts I have left over from other projects and upgrades. I spent about $30 building it up. I already have 5 bikes including a nice El Toro, so I figured I would turn my kid brother on to the joy of singlespeeding.

I painted the frame Monday and put it together this morning. I was out riding it this afternoon to give it a good shake down. It was a hoot. The bike rides great. Isn't it funny how you can get such pleasure out of something pieced together form unused spare stuff? I have some pretty nice bikes and this thing put a smile on my face. I cant wait to see the smile on my brothers face when I tell him to take it home with him.

The frame is an old steel Specialized Hardrock that I have had laying around for about 5 years. The rest of it is just odd ball stuff that I have pulled off other bikes when I was upgrading and a few parts that I ended up with in some trades. The purple front hub is probably the worst looking thing about the whole bike. It is a Dimension hub that was on my wifes Marble Peak when she bought it. It is smooth and the wheel is true so it has found a home regardless of the color. The rear hub is a Surly that was on my El Toro when I got it. When I had new wheels built up with Hadley hubs it became an orphan. Now it has a new home too. I was stoked that 16: 32 gave the bike a perfect chain tension. Everything just fell together. Good Karma I guess!

Anyway, I am stoked and just had to share with people that will understand.

I cant get the picture to load. Here is a link to Photobucket

https://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g205/11b43p/?action=view&current=HardrockSS.jpg
 

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Very nice!! What a great story, it's nice to see families doing good for a change!! :D Also, so if your handing out SSeds to kid brothers wanna adopt me?? Call me crazy :)out: ) but I figure it was worth a shot. Enjoy the trip!! :thumbsup:
 

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thats a nice looking ride - considering it was made from stuff that was lying around.

...i'll take one of those free bikes too if ya got one!

if you can give us a ride update after your ride.
 

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Put the url between
to show the pic or just copy the IMG code from photobucket and paste it here.

Took it from your album


Nice bike BTW.
 

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DiRt DeViL said:
Put the url between
to show the pic or just copy the IMG code from photobucket and paste it here.

Took it from your album


Nice bike BTW.
Thanks DiRt DeViL. I tried everything but I kept getting a message that the connection was timmed out. I even logged out and then logged back on and tried it again. I have posted pictures here before from my hard drive and that wouldn't work either. I finally just gave up.

Thanks again for posting the picture for me.
 

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Excellent idea/gift!

Now for the hard decision; which trails you going to hit while you're there? Definitely want to hear a follow up on this story.
Cheers
 

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Thanks DiRt DeViL. I tried everything but I kept getting a message that the connection was timmed out. I even logged out and then logged back on and tried it again. I have posted pictures here before from my hard drive and that wouldn't work either. I finally just gave up.

Thanks again for posting the picture for me.
Photobucket was down for a quick maintenance earlier today, you might have tried to link your pic while it was down.

Please do a follow up post, I would like to see what happend and if he liked it or not.
 
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