It's Been a While Since I built a Fixed-Gear For Anyone...
Before Richard left for the Peace Corps, he decided that he just had to have this frame, built as a fixed gear, when he got back. I took his mountain bike in trade, and set the frame aside, adding parts to the pile as I found them.
The wheels came off of one of my bikes, when I sold the frame. The tires were on my bike when I rode the Copper Triangle, a few weeks ago. The seat came from Carol's road bike, when she got a Brooks. The On-One Fleagle Bar came from Velo-Swap, last year. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera...
The frame is a Campania, with a very decidedly Italian flair. It even has an Italian-thread bottom-bracket shell. Of course, it was made in Japan, back in the late 70s or early 80s.
So very (faux) Italian.
Richard came over, a couple of Saturdays ago, and we did the basic assembly. However, I couldn't find the brakes I was planning on using, so he left it here to be finished later. We were going to get together, tomorrow, but I realized I had plans. So, I worked on it, last night, and finished it up.
I haven't been doing much bike building, lately. There's no money in it, any more (or so it seems), and I have been a little off stride, this summer anyway. So, it's nice to do the "friends and family" stuff like this, and Mark's wine crate rack, just for fun.