Commuter tank rebuild

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by skudupnorth, 17 Feb 2018.

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  1. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    Decided to rebuild the Heinz 57 commuter tank using the remains in my long dead Sirrus Hybrid as a donor bike.
    Based on a 1990’s MTB frame courtesy of Skolly, I will sport SKS mudguards and rear Tortec rear carrier all reused off the Sirrus with a few mods.
    I have been using my fixie during the bad weather but it is too nice to do battle with blind and arrogant motorists so the tank is being recommissioned !
     

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  2. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    How us the picture when it's done ^_^
     
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  3. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    In the middle
    Nineties MTBs make some of the finest tarmac terrorists. Tough, comfy, wide gearing, and fast on the right tyres. This has the makings of a tasty beast.
     
  4. User33236

    User33236 Guest

    Easily solved by moving up north where the drivers may still be blind but are nowhere near so arrogant :laugh:
     
  5. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Über Member

    Location:
    London
    What's not to like about a cheap, tough, no-nonsense hack bike? It does the job and won't cause you any worry whilst left unattended. I'd give that frame a coat of plain dark paint though, to make the bike look dull and unappealing to thieving scum. You don't really want a commuter that looks too bling and shiny, even if it's only a budget build.
     
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  6. OP
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    skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    We will call the modifications “ agriculturally sufficient”
     

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  7. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this......

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Fantastic bike that. :okay:
     
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  8. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Über Member

    Location:
    London
    Someone's been playing with their MIG welder I see! :laugh:
    What is the MTB base bike?
     
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    skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    Skolly will proberly confirm it was a 1990’s Boss frame with added Decathlon/ Wiggle cheapo wheels, SKS hybrid mudguards off my destroyed Sirrus and running gear out of the parts bin. I might turn it into a single speed once the new chaindrive wears out but I will run it with gear things up to that point
     
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    skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    It’s done good service and now it has had the worn bits replaced it will carry on
     
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  11. simongt

    simongt Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Indeed, my city / hack bike is a black 18 year old GT Outpost. After replacing of many worn out parts, it's currently running a Sturmey 5 on 1.5" Conti Sport Contacts and we can still give a few drivers panicky moments - ! :thumbsup: :rofl:
     
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  12. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Not even that far north... I was brought to a standstill today by a "after you"/"no after you" with a motorist :laugh:
     
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    skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    Nearly done but had enough of doing fiddly bits. New bottom bracket fitted, rear wheel regreased and new cassette fitted. Just got to refit rear derailleur, adjust everything oh and add new brake blocks and we should be ready for a test ride tomorrow
     
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  14. simongt

    simongt Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    And that's the beauty of being able to trackstand, or nearly do so in traffic. If you're going at less than 5mph, many drivers think that you're in imminent danger of falling off. Use that to much amusing advantage when slowing to let drivers turn into a side road. :thumbsup: :laugh:
     
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  15. BalkanExpress

    BalkanExpress Veteran

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    Balkans
    I love how, in the second photo, you’ve repurposed that shelf as a saddle:okay:
     
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