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Old 03-15-14, 06:55 AM   #51
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Ive been commuting single speed and have been doing all my road rides on it so far as winter peters out. I'm going to try and do 40 today
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Old 03-15-14, 01:07 PM   #52
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interesting!

is that a dynamo-powered front wheel?

not sure what caused the fork to break like that

or is that drum brake?
Yeah, Sturmey Archer XL-FD 90mm drum brake
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This is my Steamroller (fixed) which I have been commuting on for about 2.5 years. I purchased it as a complete bicycle but have since replaced everything except the headset at least once.

The most significant change is the conversion to 650B. I just re-shod it with the new "Baby Shoe Pass" Extralight tires from Compass, replacing the Grand Bois Hetres Extra Legeres which were damaged in a recent crash.

Miche/Pancenti wheelset. Dura Ace crankset. Look S-track pedals. Nitto handlebars. Selle SMP saddle. Dinotte rear and daylight amber front, and a Philips headlight (not shown).

For luggage I leave on a Revelate frame bag, and as needed use a Carradice saddle bag or a Burley trailer. Fenders are clipped on as needed for the rare rainy day here in the desert.


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This is my Steamroller (fixed) which I have been commuting on for about 2.5 years. I purchased it as a complete bicycle but have since replaced everything except the headset at least once.


For luggage I leave on a Revelate frame bag, and as needed use a Carradice saddle bag



I that frame bag!
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I that frame bag!
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It has been extremely durable.
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Old 03-16-14, 06:35 AM   #56
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Yeah, Sturmey Archer XL-FD 90mm drum brake
Sweet. I like those a lot.

I see them on quite a few Swiss bikes by simpel!

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I that frame bag!
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I recently picked up the small version (still fills the top tube). It's very handy -- carries an immense amount of stuff, more comparable to a backpack than a saddle bag.

It's a Revelate Designs Tangle, by the way.
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Another of my single speed commuters...

Pic is old, saddle, bar tape, stem have all been changed out and a front brake added... obviously this one is for fair weather.

Much more recent pic.
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That looks like a fun ride.
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Although, not a SS (Sturmey-Archer 3sp), I'd love to get a 2010 Felt Gridloc and convert it to an SS.

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That looks like a fun ride.
It is.. but it's only good for commuting if you have no load.
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Although, not a SS (Sturmey-Archer 3sp), I'd love to get a 2010 Felt Gridloc and convert it to an SS.

Erm.. why would you SS that? It's already got an SS chainline and a reliable rear end, don't get me wrong I totally understand if you were going to get a bare frame but a whole bike.. then again my mind sways towards if I were to tinker with one, I'd want to try an SA S3X hub wheel... but I'm rabidly bike crazed.
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I sometimes think about getting a kick-shift two-speed hub for my SS bike. I'm not sure about the S3X.
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I sometimes think about getting a kick-shift two-speed hub for my SS bike. I'm not sure about the S3X.
Those appeal to me as well, but I've heard enough complaints about the shift braking being annoying that I'm pretty much against getting one unless it were to fall in my lap as it were.
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Erm.. why would you SS that? It's already got an SS chainline and a reliable rear end, don't get me wrong I totally understand if you were going to get a bare frame but a whole bike.. then again my mind sways towards if I were to tinker with one, I'd want to try an SA S3X hub wheel... but I'm rabidly bike crazed.
OK, I hear you, something to think about. All is moot though until I find one (the models after 2010 are quite different, not as nice in my opinion).
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OK, I hear you, something to think about. All is moot though until I find one (the models after 2010 are quite different, not as nice in my opinion).
My opinion is irrelevant though, if you do get one it's your bike and yours to tinker as you please. It's not like we're talking safety issues.
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My old blue SS commuter, which is for sale locally now.


My new fixed commuter to which I have this frame for a lot of years and has gone through a lot of revisions but this is it's home now.
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Interesting mix with the fat fork/front wheel, and the regular 622 wheel on the back!
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Much more recent pic.
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bad picture but a great ride! :-)

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My SS commuter, Motobecane Fantom cross uno.I use the messeger bag for my stuff. Crane bell for makin noise, coffee holder for my daily brew. Brooks for the time being. New synthetic leather bar tape. Exage sport brake handles are comfy with Nimbus 33 tires roll smooth and sure over the debrie. I use a chain tensioner on the drive side.

Commute is 10-ish miles total with extra miles thrown in for goofing and errand running. A great ride for work and play
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Do fixies count? I recently upgraded from 3-speed fixed to one-speed fixed.

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Mercier Kilo TT with rack and fenders running 46x18 gearing.

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My new fixed commuter to which I have this frame for a lot of years and has gone through a lot of revisions but this is it's home now.
Wow. Nice ride!
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Late reply, but I love riding this tank to work. Kinda looks like a cop bike to me.
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Ive been commuting single speed and have been doing all my road rides on it so far as winter peters out. I'm going to try and do 40 today
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