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Weldy's revenge

New polo bike
Drive setup
Bar/stem combo
Freewheel
25:19 32GI
Front and rear brake

Cut-N-shut homemade frame, forks and bar/stem combo.
Chainstays shortened by 70mm, BMX droputs welded in, braze-ons removed. Bottom bracket 295mm from the ground
Forks shortened, straightened with v-brake bosses repositioned and disc caliper mount added
26" wheels - disc compatible - rear is 135mm axle with freehub and two gears(19t and 14t), generic MTB deep-V rims, 36 spokes, Schwalbe Marathon tyres
Linked V-brakes with option to use discs
GT/Profile three-piece cranks, Tree Splinedrive 25t chainring, Euro BMX bottom bracket, 1/8" chain. No toe overlap or pedal-strike even with 175mm cranks.
SPD/platform pedals
Only new parts are headset, bottom bracket and brake cables. Everything else is salvage, parts-bin stuff or home-made. Total cost, about £50 or so.

origin of the frame?

"rubber side down boys"

Frame began life as a Trek 820 Antelope

Pass the hacksaw, Igor

sweet. i have thought about doing this to other bikes. i would guess its working out pretty good... awesome job.

"rubber side down boys"

are those shimano pedals dual entry,
or is a pedal one-half spd, one-half platform?

pass

Half-n-half.
Two reasons: It's my first go with SPDs, so I'm keeping my options open, and I got given these for free.

Pass the hacksaw, Igor

coincidence. i was given a pair for free too. i haven't used them yet, because i still gotta buy cleats.

how are they?
does the fact that they're not dual sided entry make it harder for you to clip in?

pass

So far the SPD experiment is going OK. No more crashes than usual ;), no less convenient than getting yer feet back into straps (which is what I used to use) and proving very useful for hopping and other general goalie antics

Pass the hacksaw, Igor

lookin good man. what kind of lever is that?

NOTHIN BUT THE HEAVYHAND!!

Thanks man, lever is a Promax. On my last three polo bikes I've used a home-brewed dual-pull setup, but for this bike I decided to give the Promax a try. It's a tidy solution, seems to work well enough and was cheap.

Pass the hacksaw, Igor