Ridiculous Trainer Bike

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by Mark V on Sep 14, 2010 at 8:57 AM

Last weekend I brought home a discarded rear wheel from work. Once I got home I started pulling stuff out of boxes and bins in my living room. Before I went to sleep, a 7th bike had materialized…just because I wanted a bike I could just leave set-up for and on the trainer. That, and I don’t think I could get enough money off of eBay for my Bianchi S-9 Matta ti frame to be satisfied. It was pricey, and they don’t make them anymore. So I grabbed some old Suntour Superbe, 9sp Dura Ace, a spendy 3T aero bar, and some aged Modolo brake calipers (look cool, brake like crap). A fully functional bike out of stuff in my living room….this is probably an indication that I have too much bike crap.bianchi trainer bike.jpg

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I love putting together extra bikes from parts.  Usually it’s wheels to me where I have shortages, but my first 2 cross bikes were both “cobbled” together bikes with less than $100 in spend to get all the remaining parts I needed to get it on the road.

I love putting together extra bikes from parts.  Usually it’s wheels to me where I have shortages, but my first 2 cross bikes were both “cobbled” together bikes with less than $100 in spend to get all the remaining parts I needed to get it on the road.

Marcus, who worked at EBB in the decades before Mark V, once said, “every bike should have at least one old part on it.” Every bike he built for me had a Suntour front derailer.

Now that my indoor cycling area is downstairs, I’ve been needing the same type of set up—my trainer has thick coating of dust currently. This is a great idea! Thanks for posting.

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