Fixie frame found, Fuji Questions, and WTB fixie cranks, wheels, bb, seat,& rear rack

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  1. Eric St. Mary

    Eric St. Mary New Member

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    I would like to thank all who offered advice and their bikes for my fixie project. I picked up a mid 80's Fuji Del Ray frame set on Ebay for $33. I has nice long horizontal dropouts, valite tubing (which I believe is triple butted), every braze on imaginable, is already 130mm spaced, and is kind of ugly, which is good in my book for a commuter bike.

    What size seat post does this frame take? Is the BB threading English?

    I think I'm going to be able to get a 105 front brake (will this work with 700C wheels?) and a cheap set of handle bars from the seller.

    What I still need is a seat post (if it is not a 27.2), a set of 165mm cranks with good chain rings(unless they are dirt cheap then I can by a new chain ring), a BB to go with the cranks (something good quality here, I like nice bearings), a seat of some sort(preferably with bag loops), and a clincher wheel set made for freewheels(I like quality. I'll have to respace it anyways but, I need enough axle to make it fit 130mm).

    I'll be willing to pay a bit for nice wheels and a good BB. But the cranks, seat post, and seat(unless it has bag loops) I want to be cheap; as I only paid $33 for the frame.

    Also if anyone has a rear rack they don't need; let me know what it is and what you want for it.

    Eric St. Mary
     
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  2. Tim Lines

    Tim Lines Guest

    Eric St. Mary wrote:

    > I would like to thank all who offered advice and their bikes for my fixie project. I picked up a
    > mid 80's Fuji Del Ray frame set on Ebay for $33. I has nice long horizontal dropouts, valite
    > tubing (which I believe is triple butted), every braze on imaginable, is already 130mm spaced, and
    > is kind of ugly, which is good in my book for a commuter bike.
    >
    > What size seat post does this frame take?
    I've got 3 mid-80's Fujis. I do not know why. 2 have 26.3 seatposts and the other has something a
    bit smaller with a soda pop can used as a shim. I'll bet yours needs a 26.3.

    Is the BB threading English? Yes.
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    > I think I'm going to be able to get a 105 front brake (will this work with 700C wheels?)
    I'd bet current generation 105 brakes wouldn't reach. I might lose that bet, though. Do current
    generation shimano calipers have long enough bolts to reach through the fork? The old fork wasn't
    built for the recessed allen nuts.
     
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