Project Carbon Fixie

  1. Introduction Launch Project Carbon Fixie! Code name Black Vandura! I’ve wanted to build a fixie for years, particularly a fixie because I’m in love with the stripped back minimalistic look to it. Few components but maximum satisfaction. I had a choice to go old school refurbished classic or futuristic clean and modern. The latter was a better fit for my OCD, so futuristic clean and modern it had to be. I started planning it about two years ago and with a little help this year from my 10 year anniversary at work, I decided to finally just go for it. My original idea came from an image I found online of the A-Team van. The plan was to style the fixie around that famous 1983 GMC Vandura Cargo, starting with a matt black frame and red rims. Matt black being my favourite colour btw – yes, I probably should’ve been a goth! As the build progressed I didn’t like the red wheels against the matt black frame but without them the look kind of fell apart, so the initial idea was scrapped. I’m now planning to use the same colour scheme instead. A couple of coffee’s into my … Continue reading Project Carbon Fixie