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Old 03-27-08, 11:35 AM   #1
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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

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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?

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Old 03-28-08, 01:17 AM   #3
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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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Old 03-28-08, 12:43 PM   #5
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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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