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    5 13.51%
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    32 86.49%
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    Build my bike part 1.

    Received a frameset for a new build today and I was making decisions I realized it might be more fun to let you guys create my build so to speak. I'll list some options for each poll as we move along (If this is successful), I'll leave out some stuff, not going to show you pics until the end either so if it turns into a monstrosity you have only yourselves to blame So let's begin.

    The first choice is SS or Geared, the frame has 126 spacing and wheelset options at this point are simple. A flip flop wheelset that will be used in SS mode, or a set of Campy Record laced to some Mavics.
    (Insert your favorite quote here)

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    Not giving us much to base a decision on. I vote geared because single speeds don't excite me.

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    Lets make him build the worst bike ever.
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    Get Homer Simpson to design the build for you. He was great with cars . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    Received a frameset for a new build today and I was making decisions I realized it might be more fun to let you guys create my build so to speak. .
    What are your Requirements?

    A high-wire circus act machine?

    A Brevet bike?

    A grocery-getter?

    A 'round the world expedition machine?

    A Starbucks posing project?

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    Go single, Right now that's what's capturing my attention.
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    Since its obviously going to be a single speed, you should cut off the hanger.
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    First things first. Flip the handlebar. The rest will be obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
    What are your Requirements?

    A high-wire circus act machine?

    A Brevet bike?

    A grocery-getter?

    A 'round the world expedition machine?

    A Starbucks posing project?

    -Bandera
    I pretty much already have a swiss army knife stable already, this is more like just for fun to see what happens.. I can always strip it and rebuild if you guys land me on a horrible mutant.
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    Geared...FG/SS is not the way to go...limits our options too much.

    Next decision?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daf1009 View Post
    Geared...FG/SS is not the way to go...limits our options too much.

    Next decision?
    I'll put the next poll up when I have a chance, it's going to be a little more complex since it's going to be components.
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    Single speed with a coaster brake. Those Campy coaster brakes are hard to find, though.
    I have spoken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailorbenjamin View Post
    Single speed with a coaster brake. Those Campy coaster brakes are hard to find, though.
    Funny funny. Coaster brake and fixed gear are not options with this frameset, vertical dropouts.
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    Oh. Well then gears it is. SS freewheel won't work either.
    I have spoken.

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    Build one of those bikes with two gears, one where you peddle forward and the other backward.

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    Geared.
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    Vertical dropouts? Then absolutely geared. Unless it's your goal to build a monstrosity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
    Vertical dropouts? Then absolutely geared. Unless it's your goal to build a monstrosity.
    Geared already won, see poll 2 for further options.
    (Insert your favorite quote here)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    Geared already won, see poll 2 for further options.
    Isn't single-speed also geared but with just one gear? So technically, you can still build single-speed!

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    I don't care if geared won already or not. I still voted single-speed. Deal with it!
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    Geared won? Now you are required to fit a solid driveshaft. Technically a chain drive is not geared.
    Real cyclists use toe clips.
    jimmuller

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