Project 1: Part 5: New Parts

The parts to make this Clark Kent into a Superman

EJ

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This is part five of an eight part project to upgrade a Moogle Hex fitness bicycle. If this is your first visit, you may want to get some background on this project by starting at the first post


Upgraded Parts!


Below, I have listed the upgraded parts I will use in this project.

Area Products Costs Notes
Bottom Bracket Sunlite BB Conversion Kit, 122mm Spindle
25.00 Adding a tapered spindle will alow the addition of a wide variety of cranks.
Crank Retrospec Bicycles Fixed-Gear Crank Single-Speed Road Bicycle Forged Crankset, Black, 44T
35.00 I have used these on several projects. Good product for single speed setup.
Pedals Diamondback Bigfoot Pedals, 9/16Inch Axle
18.00 I have used these in the past. May change if I decide to go clipless.
Quill Adapter Origin8 Quill Adapter, 22.228.6, Black
17.00 this will allow the use of threadless stems.
Handle bars Origin8 Urban-Pro Riser Handlebar, 25.4mm, Silver
18.00 I like the riser style handlebars because it gives me a more upright riding position.
Stem FOMTOR Bike Stem 31.8mm 45 Degree Bicycle Handlebar Stem Riser MTB Stem Suitable for Mountain Bike Road Bike BMX MTB (31.8 x 90mm)
20.00 The Stem length and angle depends on your personal style, size and riding preference.
Grips Retrospec Bicycles Pista/Track Soft Kraton Rubber Bike Grips, 175mm, Black
10.00 These are long and comfortable.
TIRES Rubena V99 City Hopper Bicycle Tire (Grey, 28x2.0-Inch)
38.00 I have a set of these that I have put over 300 miles on so far. Highly recommended.
Total 181.00

So if you are wondering, “If I’m going to spend over $350 for a low cost bike plus upgrades, why not just buy a $350 bike?” If you can can get a bike that is customized to your exact specifications, you should get it. There is something about knowing exactly what goes into every inch of your bike and how to fix or modify it. It’s about the creative journey and the ultimate payoff of riding something you built with your own hands.


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