The Fantm™ Bike is almost complete!!

October 20, 2009

Ok So after the chain was being a loser, I decided to go get some stuff at WALT’S BIKE SHOP (little plug for walt’s) in Sunnyvale. Great people over there. They’re all really friendly and have a great selection of stuff! I picked up a set of Origin8 Brake levers that clamp on the top of my drop bars, I got a new gold chain, and a Kryptonite Bike lock, plus I got one of their sweet green wrist/ankle reflectors that gets me 10% off!

So yesterday I took her out for the first official test ride! It was awesome!

Oh and we fixed the problem of why the chain would like pop when I would put strain on it; turns out how many teeth of the rear cog are engaging it matters…

So we took out as much slack in the chain as we could and now the tensioner is only pushing on it a little. So in effect, most of the rear teeth are engaging the chain so no more popping!

I’ll be posting up pics of the bike later today so be sure to check back later!!

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Fantm™ Bike Update!!

October 11, 2009

Ok folks! New pictures of the bike are finally here!!


Bontrager Race FlatTop Bars!



Bike as it is now


Before Now
Stinky cheesy painted MTB riser bars Bontrager Race FlatTop bars
White MTB slide-on grips Yellow Specialized S-Wraps
Cheesy Specialized three-speed
chainrings on a cheesy crank
CPI Aluminum Cranks

So Leave some love peeps!




Fantm™ Bike Update!

October 5, 2009

Aaaiiigghhtt Ya’ll! Update for all ya who been following the Fantm™ Bike project.

So yesterday I finally got something for the bike that changes the look! I know, I know, it’s about freakin time Jonny!

Ok so as you may know, the few things I’ve changed from the stock, albeit old, Specialized™ Hardrock I started out with are as follows:

  • Paint: Black with hammered finish (handlebars[old ones], frame, stem, fork
  • New Crankset (CPI Aluminum single Chainring)
  • put stock pedals back on (not happy about it but oh well)
  • No wheels at the moment
  • ◊¡¡FINALLY!!◊ got some sweet road handlebars (Bontrager Race Flat Tops) They’re used but only have a small scratch on the side





So here’s the bars, a factory picture

(I will be posting pics of the bike as it looks with the new addition later tonight)







Post some comments peeps! I wanna know what you think!

Thanks for reading!