2010 Porkchop Landrace
Late 70's inspired budget build.
I purchased this frame and fork set from a member on ratrodbikes.com for about 1/3 of the retail price for a Landrace frame/fork. I also bought the rear hub on sale, laced my own wheels, and found a lot of the parts laying around my garage. So this build ended up being surprisingly cheap, especially for a tri-bar 26er.
The first thing I did was strip the decals because they didn't go to well with the theme of the bike, and I didn't want it to look like just another Porkchop. But, it ended up being more difficult than I thought because the whole bike was covered in a clear coat, so there are still spots I need to touch up. Then I used Mother's to polish the rest of the residue off.
The wheels are just Alienation PBR rims that I unlaced. I tossed the stock hubs and laced up a nos Sunshine front hub and a Sram Automatix 2 speed coaster brake in the rear. I also took off the PBR stickers.
Recently I bought a Park Tool TS2 so I can save money building my own wheels and this happened to be my first set. And I'm proud of the results.
This bike turned out to be a great rider not only because of how much it cost me but also the Sram 2 speed. It's a lot like the Fichtel & Sachs Torpedo Automatics because it shifts automatically. Which can be annoying while pedaling up a hill but overall is a really cool feature. There's no cables for shifting or braking and it doesn't change gears when braking like a Bendix automatic.
Frame/Fork: Porkchop Landrace
Rims: Alienation PBR
Hubs: NOS High Flange Sunshine, Sram Automatix
Crank: Takagi 180 x 28tpi
Chainring/Spider: Porkchop Chopsaw 41T, Sugino
Pedals: NOS Blue Victor rat traps
BB: Sunlite 28tpi loose ball
Headset: Porkchop Blue 1" threaded
Tires: Porkchop Comp III 26x2.125"
Seat: 70's leather saddle
Grips: AME CAM
Handlebars: Gold beach cruiser
Stem: 70's Huffy? double clamp
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