I just bought a couple of old frames and forks, and decided to go full BLB overkill on my next bike.
For the first one, I wanted to do a single speed without brakes, but I don't really like fixies ...
So I was left with the only choice left for brakes, coaster brakes with a BMX style.
Cost : 40 euros
Clean the Frame
When you are buying a 'raw' frame you need to remove all those little parts :
You can use a pair of pliers to remove them or a little steel saw :
Now you just have to sander the marks before sending the frame to the paint job.
Cost : free time
I went to the factory and came back with the painted frame.
Cost : 60 euros (complete sander/anti-rust/paintjob)
Cost : 12 euros
Cost : 16 euros
I bought a complete pair of new wheels which includes :
- coaster brake
- inner tubes
- rim tape
Cost : 140 euros
Cost : 75 euros
Finally I have added the following parts :
- BLB pedals
- BLB handlebar
- BLB seat
- BLB stem
- BLB grips
- homemade chain
Cost : 150 euros
Total Cost : 475 euros
The big pedals/handlebar were chosen for the BMX style and are way better for the coaster brakes.
This bike is for sale, contact me if you are interested.