Winter Bike Builds…

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It’s that time.  Time to shuffle the race bike to the back of the shop and bring a couple others forward.

I’ve been having a really rough few days of work and what helps me relax more than building bikes?  Yes, I know… I’m supposed to say my wife but she’s out at happy hour with a friend so I’m stuck with the dogs, a few beers and two bikes I need to rebuild.

Last year I turned Dad’s Klein into a fixed gear and absolutely loved it.  This year I’ve decided to throw some gears back on it and build my 1987 Schwinn Tempo into my fixed gear.  So as soon as I got home I popped the cap off a beer, took the tools out on the deck and started assembly.

1990 Klein Performance Touring Bike


  • Sun M13 wheels w/ 6 speed freewheel
  • Cinelli bars and stem
  • Tektro “campy style” brake levers
  • Campagnolo Record side pull brakes
  • Campagnolo Record Cranks
  • Shimano Dura Ace Rear der
  • Shimano Ultegra Front der





1987 Schwinn Tempo Road Bike


  • Mavic Open Pro wheels Ultegra Hubs
  • ITM Stem and Bars
  • Tektro “campy style” brake levers
  • Shimano Dura Ace side pull brakes
  • Shimano 105 Cranks
  • 42 x 16 drivetrain


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I’m super stoked to ride both of these.  Bring on the crap weather!  Wait.  Did I just say that?  Somebody smack the hell out of me.

Pardon me while pour myself a glass of scotch. :-)

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