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    newb with a fixie

    i just bought a bianchi fixie yesterday.
    i build racecars and ironically i dont have a car to drive to work, so after a few kids flaked out on giving me rides (i live further south than anyone else i work with) i decided to buy a bike to get around

    ive only riden it about 12 miles so far but its a lot of fun.
    i still need to learn how to skid stop and i want to learn all the fun little tricks also

    thanks for reading,
    Greg H

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    Hi Greg! Skid stopping is way cool, but make sure you still have a front brake, ok? We hate to lose anyone...

    Although, if you build race cars, you are probably good with that concept .

    What kind of race cars do you build?

    Welcome to BF!

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    well i got my first flat today, that was no fun.
    im going to take it into the shop tomorrow and get some new tubes and a pump and everything in case it happens again, i had to walk it the rest of the way to work lol

    ill get some pics of the fixie up soon, i dont have a kickstand so i still havent figured out a way to compose pics yet


    i mostly build TCed 4cyl cars.
    heres my current build






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    Oh, I like the photo on the track with the snow! There's a thread down in the forum called Foo for member's cars--you should post these there, too! Foo is for anything that is NOT bike related, so we can show off our other interests .

    As for needig a kickstand, most of us find a nice white garage door, prop bike up on door, have drivetrain facing camera, and make do! I have a nice stone wall, too:



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    yo man, nice 14. where you from? 2008 - Tired of Paying for Drift Cars haha. here's me:




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    i finally figured out a good way to take pics of my bike!
    it took a few minutes to get it to stand like that on the helmet with the wheel turned





    i might paint it when i paint my car. its the same white lexus uses.
    then i'd paint the wheels kelly green

    is it a good idea to reverse the stem so my handlebars are lower?


    i want some handlebars like these:
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/658344706.html

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    Nice job on the prop!

    You might want to ask in the Bicycle Mechanics forum about the stem/handlebars...

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    heres a little bit of an update


    its for sale
    school and books are expensive

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    It looks great!

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