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Old 01-16-09, 07:49 PM   #1
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My "new" bike .... Photos... almost

Here's some teaser shots!
As they say on TV, film at 11.







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Old 01-16-09, 08:57 PM   #2
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I know what it iiiis! I know what it iiiis!

Or at least what it was.
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It was a Gitane Tour de France from the early 70's I got in 75.
But the fork wrecked, so it got replaced with a Columbus steel fork. And repainted.
And the wheels, pedals, headset, seatpost, saddle, stem brakes and bars were changed along the way.
Now it has a new rear wheel...
So I'm not sure what it is now.

and I still need to post a photo of the whole thing...
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Singlespeed or fixie?
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Old 01-16-09, 11:11 PM   #6
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That's a cog and a lockring up there. 'Tis fix-ed.
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Fixed, but a flip-flop hub just in case my knees and brain can't adjust.
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Very nice pictures! Can't wait to see more of it
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CCC? you're CCC? I'm an alliteration, too!

oh, and nice bike.
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Old 01-17-09, 01:07 AM   #10
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Fixed, but a flip-flop hub just in case my knees and brain can't adjust.
OH, Oh...don't say I didn't warn you
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Old 01-19-09, 07:34 PM   #11
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As promised, here's the bike. We got about 7 miles in, just to try it out. It's really weird. Riding is fine, stopping is different, even with the brakes. Downhill is interesting.
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Will you be riding this on Pinehurst?
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looks great
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That is beautiful.
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Will you be riding this on Pinehurst?
I'm pretty strong, and very fast, so I think I could ride it up and down any hill, as long as it's less then a 1% grade.
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Fixed, but a flip-flop hub just in case my knees and brain can't adjust.
Yarrr! I ride mine flop. I can't take it over 10mph without the feeling of overwhelming dread when it's in flip mode.

This post cries for a ss/fixie ride SOOOOOOOOOON!!!
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That IS freakin beautiful! Big honkin long touring wheelbase, nice and clean... just nice.
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Yarrr! I ride mine flop. I can't take it over 10mph without the feeling of overwhelming dread when it's in flip mode.

This post cries for a ss/fixie ride SOOOOOOOOOON!!!
I'm with ya!
You guys want to ride in the city?
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How bout through the city, bridge tiburon loop? pretty flat...couple of bumps is all...
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I'm wanting a SS. When ever (or more like IF ever) I can afford a new bike, I'll convert my backup into a SS/FG similar to the one pictured.

Nice lookin bike!
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Yarrr! I ride mine flop. I can't take it over 10mph without the feeling of overwhelming dread when it's in flip mode.

This post cries for a ss/fixie ride SOOOOOOOOOON!!!
Yessssss. Somewhere flatish would be good.
I'd have to air up the tires on my fixie though since I haven't ridden it in months.

Curtis, keep at the fixed side and soon you be able to do 150+ RPM no problem. Just learn to keep the legs somewhat loose.
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As promised, here's the bike.
Looks great, good job! You've even got the fixed-gear-OCP bug, with the matching brake housing, crank dust cap, straps, and even anodized toe cages.

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couple of bumps is all...
Don't listen to this man!

Last time he promised a flat route around and through SF, my legs were sore for a week.
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Just learn to keep the legs somewhat loose.
Only problem with learning the "fixed gear coast" is that when you instinctively try it on a freewheeled bike, it's really awkward there for a second.
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Looks great, good job! You've even got the fixed-gear-OCP bug, with the matching brake housing, crank dust cap, straps, and even anodized toe cages.

Don't listen to this man!

Last time he promised a flat route around and through SF, my legs were sore for a week.
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Very pretty. I'd ride it.
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