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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-28-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,716
Posted By HandsomeRyan
I don't think I'd run those on my bike but I can...

I don't think I'd run those on my bike but I can appreciate the time and effort it took to design/build them.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-28-12, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By HandsomeRyan
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRya...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/MDbike1.jpg

Here is the obligatory garage door shot of the bike 95% assembled. After the pic was taken I adjusted the saddle height a bit and...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-26-12, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By HandsomeRyan
Coral Snake Paint Scheme

Howdy everybody. I haven't been around the forums in a bit but I got to a point in my latest project that I wanted to share.

Bike started life as an orange motobecane messenger. It has been...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-08-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 475
Posted By HandsomeRyan
Nope. They pop off to be (nearly) flush.

Nope. They pop off to be (nearly) flush.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-08-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By HandsomeRyan
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRya...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/bikerack1.jpg

Built from wood. Not beautiful but it could hold big heavy bikes.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-08-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 475
Posted By HandsomeRyan
How about more rivets?...

How about more rivets? http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-riveter-set-38353.html
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-08-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 220,931
Posted By HandsomeRyan
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRya...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/gitane.jpg

1974 (I think?) Gitane from my neighbor. He bought it new for his wife from a Toyota dealership that (i guess) also sold bikes. It...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-08-11, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,927
Posted By HandsomeRyan
Thanks. I'm entertaining company this weekend so...

Thanks. I'm entertaining company this weekend so I'm not sure how much time I'll have to play with it but this info will certainly help me.

Why are skiptooth cogs and chainrings so sexy? There...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-07-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,927
Posted By HandsomeRyan
Wheel is shot. Spokes are so rusted and loose...

Wheel is shot. Spokes are so rusted and loose that I'm pretty sure even if the nipples turn (which I doubt) they will snap long before any type of tension or true is achieved.

I got the retainer...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-07-11, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,927
Posted By HandsomeRyan
New Departure Skiptooth cog on other hub?

Howdy.

My neighbor has given me a 1951 Schwinn bike that is in rough shape. The frame is okay but the rims and spokes are pretty well shot. The bike has a "sweetheart" skiptooth chainring and a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-01-11, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,092
Posted By HandsomeRyan
I'm not sure who designes/specs the bikes but...

I'm not sure who designes/specs the bikes but they are made in Asia (probably China) just like 95% of bikes produced by major manufacterers. You mention that BD "lowballs some components" but I think...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-01-11, 05:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,033
Posted By HandsomeRyan
Thanks for the full review. Looks like a pretty...

Thanks for the full review. Looks like a pretty cool bike that could certainly fill a niche in the market.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-30-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,187,139
Posted By HandsomeRyan
Blacken your chainring bolts with a sharpie.

Blacken your chainring bolts with a sharpie.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-30-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,187,139
Posted By HandsomeRyan
That's why I was asking why the OP T&S'd their...

That's why I was asking why the OP T&S'd their spokes.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-30-11, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,187,139
Posted By HandsomeRyan
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRya...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/RyanBike1.jpg

What do you think about my sweet single speed?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-30-11, 06:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 865
Posted By HandsomeRyan
HandsomeRyan circa 1989 ...

HandsomeRyan circa 1989

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/RyanBike1.jpg
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-30-11, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 571
Posted By HandsomeRyan
I've got a SRAM S-7 hub with coaster brake that I...

I've got a SRAM S-7 hub with coaster brake that I used to have shoved into my motobecane messenger. It's a little on the heavy side but it works well and I enjoyed many happy miles on it. I'm not...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-30-11, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,254
Posted By HandsomeRyan
Why do people keep suggesting these tires?! They...

Why do people keep suggesting these tires?! They are only marginally flat resistant, they have the weakest sidewalls of any tire I've ever seen, and they are so tight on most rims that you best carry...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-30-11, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By HandsomeRyan
I respectfully disagree. Brooks saddles are...

I respectfully disagree.

Brooks saddles are popular because of their comfort over longer distances. On a commuter/utility bike that is likely to only see short rides and may be ridden in the...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-30-11, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By HandsomeRyan
If you can't handle installing/adjusting brakes...

If you can't handle installing/adjusting brakes without destroying them, riding a brakeless fixed gear is probably not for you.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-30-11, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By HandsomeRyan
Also- because CL takes down the postings after a...

Also- because CL takes down the postings after a while it is good manners to copy/paste the text so people will know what this thread was about even after the CL posting expires or is taken down...
...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-30-11, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,929
Posted By HandsomeRyan
Un-54 The filter keeps pwning this. Srsly,...

Un-54

The filter keeps pwning this. Srsly, we can't post to capital letters next to each other even when it is the proper name of an item?
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-29-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,721
Posted By HandsomeRyan
Ssfg culture is already busted. We have so much...

Ssfg culture is already busted. We have so much in-fighting. At least roadies all agree to hate commuters and MTBers. Diamond framers are the sworn enemy of recumbent riders. But us? We argue over...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-29-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By HandsomeRyan
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml98/98112....

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml98/98112.jpg

Campus Pedals!

You can ride SPD at the track and flip em over and ride to work in your dress shoes or work boots, or stripper heels or...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-29-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By HandsomeRyan
If you read all the other threads you should know...

If you read all the other threads you should know that Gatorskins suck. They are only 'just okay' at flat prevention and their sidewalls are made of a material that is about as puncture resistant as...
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