fixie build

fixie build

howdy fellow intertubians,

hope the New Year has been good to you so far. so far, the majority of my creative output this year has been writing. and the lion’s share of that has been on a ZOMBIE feature screenplay. stay tuned for more details on that.

in the meantime, here’s one of my non-film creative projects from last year. for my birthday, my good friend Troy got me a vintage Nikishi frame and fork set. over the next several months I built a custom bike…see if you can guess the “theme” I was going for.

first up was spoking the rims (you can see the silver frame behind Johnny)
Spokes Cat

next I got the frame and forks powered coated, then many trips to Echo Park Cycles for parts.
fix assembly

because I was using a vintage frame, I had to find a vintage stem. at Coco’s Variety Shop I found an old Schwinn stem.
fix under construction

but I didn’t want any chrome parts…so I took the stem and seat post back to the powder coaters.

and that was pretty much it. some hammering was required to get the handlebars to fit in the stem…and later I changed my grips. but the bike was finally rideable!

here’s the finished, fully assembled bike on its maiden voyage.
finished bike

looking forward to warm summer days where I can get some good rides in!


  • perseid watcher
    Posted at 07:39h, 12 February Reply

    theme? minimalistic urban punk wheels

    • admin
      Posted at 13:40h, 16 February Reply

      hehe that could work, but I was thinking something more along these lines.

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