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Old 06-19-08, 10:20 PM   #1
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You're All Correct...I'm Crazy : (

Remember all that diatribe from me about fixed gear bikes?...Well forgitaboutit!
I had a serious "Impulse Purchase" which really wasn't the best thing for a shoestring budget.
I guess I have to take back everythink I said now and eat Crow!
I agree I'm NUTS!


but I just couldn't resist...
....................................Taxi 777 is now riding a fixed gear

I swapped out the straight bars for bullhorns and higher quality breaks
It's a beauty!!

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Old 06-19-08, 10:32 PM   #2
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Well, at least it's appropriate.
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Old 06-19-08, 10:52 PM   #3
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Well, at least it's appropriate.
I know, really how could I resist?
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Old 06-19-08, 10:52 PM   #4
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I know, really how could I resist?
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Sweet! You'll love it.

When is the BF non-SS/FG Fixed Gear ride?

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Ha ha!! That bike was calling your name, wasn't it? Congrats!
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Old 06-20-08, 07:07 AM   #7
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It's the new Yellow Taxi!
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Ha ha!! That bike was calling your name, wasn't it? Congrats!
I swear it winked at me when I walked into American Cycle
Henry, let's ride dude!

My first ride will be in with the ALC alumni in the Pride parade! I'm picking it up on Sat afternoon.
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Looks good! How do you figure out the gearing you want, with your derailleur bike? will they put any gear you want on it when you buy it?

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When is the BF non-SS/FG Fixed Gear ride?
I'll be ready with my single speed



Bring it, Taxi777!!!
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Old 06-20-08, 08:15 AM   #11
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Looks good! How do you figure out the gearing you want, with your derailleur bike? will they put any gear you want on it when you buy it?

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It comes with 42-16 with a flip-flop hub, turn it around and it goe's from fixed to freewheel.

I'll probably ride free wheel till I get used to the feel.

What do you fixie guys run anyway? Henry/Alan/Ramon etc...
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I'm calling you Korben Dallas from now on...



The bike is definitely YOU.

I wish they made one for me... The Langster Vanillaville?
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Old 06-20-08, 10:05 AM   #13
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These are the most powerful rim brakes I have tried... The black and yellow will match perfect. In that case, you should put them on your trek too

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It comes with 42-16 with a flip-flop hub, turn it around and it goe's from fixed to freewheel.

I'll probably ride free wheel till I get used to the feel.

What do you fixie guys run anyway?
42x16 on my commuter fixie - I suggest the freewheel configuration for the parade though.
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Old 06-20-08, 10:15 AM   #15
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Nice. You need one of these.

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43x16. It's good enough for getting up hills and getting down (without spinning too crazily).
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I think I have 46x16 but there's not much by way of hills here.
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I think I have 46x16 but there's not much by way of hills here.
53x11 works fine here...
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42x16 is a good all around gear if you wanna be able to climb too. Going downhill ya are gonna learn to spin. Riding the fixie is not really about speed though. You will find that nothing is better into a headwind than a fixie. I run a 42x15, and often wish I had a 16 on some of the 10% grades.
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I'll run 42x16 (69 g.i.) on mine during the winter and 43x15 (75 g.i.) in the summer.
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Congrats on the New York purchase! I'm using the stock 42x16 as it seems to cover the bases well for my style of riding. The bull horns make extended climbing out of the saddle much easier on the back with the forward leverage. At some point I'll think more about upgrading the wheels as they are the weak point of the Langster. I've only used the fixed side, never swapped to the freewheel yet.
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that color scheme is totally awesome! Man, now *I'm* fighting a serious case of NeedANewBike-itis.
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Old 06-20-08, 01:24 PM   #23
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The bike is definitely YOU.

I wish they made one for me... The Langster Vanillaville?
How'd you know that's what I look like when I drive!
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These are the most powerful rim brakes I have tried... The black and yellow will match perfect. In that case, you should put them on your trek too

I'm putting some money away for those.
BTW, Marco good luck on the TT can't wait to see your time! I overbooked my life so I couldn't do it
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Nice bike. Hope the Klein doesnt get jealous
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