Drive (Fixed Gear)
Armstrong: This is something called an Armstrong.
It was made by the Ross Chainbike Corporation in England. The
original (cottered) crank had non-standard tooth spaceing. Now
it's direct drive.
It has a Dura ace sew up in front. The rear is a Suzue/Mavic
sew up with 3 crow's foot lacing (my own doing). The crank is
a Race Face Next with a 58T Real DH ring and a 13T cog in the
back. The fork is carbon, the headset can creek, the saddle SDG,
and the bar profile. In short, the crappiest part on the bike
is the frame.
Direct Drive Mountain Bike (of death): No brakes, enough
said...Oh wait, I forgot... The fork has no brake arch... It
had to be taken off to save weight.
And, the fork is threaded...but, that's a threadless stem,
with a combination threaded/threadless headset.
And, those are 24inch wheels on a 26inch fork/frame. This gives
a very low center of gravity.
And, those cats smell like cats. On the ground are the Mafacs
that got tossed before we knew they were worth over $250 dollars.
Sitting right there, on the ground...
Bianchi: Found next to a dumpster, already
direct drivified... we took off the small ring, gave it a new
chain and cowhorns and sent it on its merry way. Then Ben tried
to true the wheel. The result is the magic wheel, true one moment,
and crapped over the next. If you don't believe me, there's a
video here (2.25mb).
Fortunatly, the Bianchi has a new wheelset. It is also important
to note that Bianchi sells Celeste spray paint.
Schwinn of Rustiness: Found in a landfill
in Illinois, the Schwinn of rustiness spent several years as a
sculpture of a fish before its inevitable direct drivification.
Note the old school MTB bars, and the crappy Schwinn road fork.
The crank used to be a blob of rust. Some said it could not be
done, but collin but it out with a torch and managed to get a
new BB in. The seatpost is fucked though... The dropouts are rusted
away, and the major structural component of the schwinn of rustiness