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Illustration for article titled OPPOTRACKLOPNIK - Dream bike custom build

Hey Oppo's today I am going to share something that is long overdue. The following photos are from my dream bike build that I did earlier this summer. The bike is a Milwaukee Cream City frame which was custom painted and badged. I was working for the shop that exclusively sells these frames so I was able to significantly reduce the costs of this beautiful ride as well as have some work done that otherwise would not be considered. Let us begin.

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Illustration for article titled OPPOTRACKLOPNIK - Dream bike custom build

Brooks Swallow Saddle Mounted on a:

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Nitto 83 seatpost clamped down by a:

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Phil Wood seatpost clamp (already a little light scarring) riding on:

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H Plus Son Archetype rear rim laced to:

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Phil Wood High Flange 32 hole track hub with Phil Wood Cog with Izumi track chain driven by:

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A Sugino Zen Racing chainring with Sugino 75 crankarms that attach to my feet with:

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MKS Sylvan Track Pedals with MKS Dual strap toe clips with Toshi black leather double straps.

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The Front wheel is another H Plus Son Archetype laced to a:

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Phil Wood high flange track hub which is all controlled by:

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A Nitto Jaguar drop stem mounted into a:

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Hatta Swan Super Delux threaded headset and controlled by:

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Nitto B123 35cm track drops wrapped in Toshi lace up bar wrapped and plugged with Nitto bar ends.

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The bicycle is custom painted to match the blue used by Nitto in a matte finish and has customer beer mug badging as well as:

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As well as a Wisconsin state badge. An for the best part of the bike I had these added:

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These are S&S couplers which allow the bike frame to be unscrewed from itself and broken in half for packing in a standard suitcase. This makes this an ideal bike for air travel as I will not have to pay airline fees for transporting it. (and they looking fucking sweet on the bike) The couplers were added pre-paint by the guy who builds Ellis Bikes (he is an amazingly skilled frame builder)

And there it is. My custom built dream bike. I spent a few years planning this build, and several weeks getting everything sourced and painted and built. It turned out better than I had hoped and is a pure joy to ride. All together the bike would have ran just shy of $5k however, having worked for the company I was able to work out a much better price. This is the only one on earth, completely custom to me and my style, and I plan to hand this down to my kid should I ever have my own.

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Hope you enjoyed the build

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