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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-18-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,646
Posted By mattface
Still working very nicely now that we have actual...

Still working very nicely now that we have actual snow.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7421/11438680535_6a8a9bb8e4_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/happytriggerfinger/11438680535/)
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-02-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,646
Posted By mattface
Nice! I was thinking that frame would make a...

Nice! I was thinking that frame would make a great winter bike.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-30-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,646
Posted By mattface
Mine will go on in the next few weeks. I hate...

Mine will go on in the next few weeks. I hate riding on studs, so I hold out as long as I can.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5515/10351950683_8b73b79c48_z.jpg...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-30-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,646
Posted By mattface
Nice one! Looks pretty clean for a winter bike. I...

Nice one! Looks pretty clean for a winter bike. I don't think mine will be that pretty once there is snow on the ground. It'll get hosed off in the spring, but I leave a protective layer of ice and...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-30-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,646
Posted By mattface
Show us your Fixed/SS Winter Bike!

A little while ago I started a thread seeking advice on finding a fram for my new Fixed winter build. Now that it's done I'd like to share my build and see other people's fixed or single speed winter...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-22-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
It was a slow night at the bike coop. I thought I...

It was a slow night at the bike coop. I thought I would get the bottom bracket and the headset and fork on while I helped other people, but there were not other people, so I made a little more...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-18-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
We're tight.

We're tight.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-18-13, 04:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
Doesn't really show in the picture, but there is...

Doesn't really show in the picture, but there is a dimension canti fork behind the fenders there, and a sealed bearing VO headset and BB in the small parts box. Also that really cool upright stem...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-15-13, 07:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
I decided to use this nice Nishiki frame for my...

I decided to use this nice Nishiki frame for my fixed winter build. As you can see there's plenty of tire clearance. that's my fair weather fixed wheel with a 25c on it, but there's plenty of room...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-26-13, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By mattface
If you had the skills to be welding brake mounts...

If you had the skills to be welding brake mounts onto a frame, you wouldn't be asking about it here, and you could probably build a frame from scratch. Sell the frame, and buy a cross frame it that's...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-25-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
Yeah, in addition to winter duties it's going to...

Yeah, in addition to winter duties it's going to be my year-round utlity bike. I'll be putting some pretty heavy loads on the racks, so it's getting at least a front brake.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-25-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
It was actually a Carlton Supercourse. I loved...

It was actually a Carlton Supercourse. I loved it, and I had just replaced the original bars with Mustache bars when I sold it which made it an even better setup for me, but I had too many bikes and...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-25-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
There is a green Carlton-built Raleigh...

There is a green Carlton-built Raleigh Supercourse I am considering fro this project if I give up on finding a frame with cantis. I used to have an orange Supercourse (http://velospace.org/node/273)...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-25-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
Thanks! The turntable was my grandfathers. My dad...

Thanks! The turntable was my grandfathers. My dad built the David Hafler preamp from a kit when I was a kid.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-25-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
I have considered running a canti fork on a non...

I have considered running a canti fork on a non canti frame, and either using a caliper in the back or no brake. I probably don't really need a rear brake. The rear wheel has a freewheel on the free...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-25-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
No I already had the wheels. My old winter bike...

No I already had the wheels. My old winter bike is an old geared MTB, and when I decided to retire it, I realized I had these wheels (in the form of parts) that would make a good winter fixie build,...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-25-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 178,715
Posted By mattface
I'm 42 and I'm here. Not sure if I have any age...

I'm 42 and I'm here. Not sure if I have any age related issues relating to fixed gear riding. I guess I'm in better shape now than I was when I started riding fixed oh maybe 6 or 8 years ago... I...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-25-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
Ah dangit you know you're right! Not only aren't...

Ah dangit you know you're right! Not only aren't the posts in the right position relative to the rim, they are also a larger diameter than the holes on cantilever brakes, so they won't even fit on...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-25-13, 06:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
Posts are slightly above the braking surface. I...

Posts are slightly above the braking surface. I think they should fir alright.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-24-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,196
Views: 62,841
Posted By mattface
Buying a new headset for the winter bike build....

Buying a new headset for the winter bike build. Should I go with the basic Tange Levin, or spring an extra $12 for the Velo Orange Sealed Bearing set. Having munched through a bunch of headset...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-24-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
You shoulda seen it with 26"ers on it. It had...

You shoulda seen it with 26"ers on it. It had these weird U-brakes on it that dropped the brake pads down into 26" range.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-24-13, 07:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2858/9924977876_4edd...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2858/9924977876_4eddb6d87a_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/happytriggerfinger/9924977876/)
Couple cans of black Rustoleum, some studded tires and some more parts...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-24-13, 05:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
Found a frame! It's the right size, and has canti...

Found a frame! It's the right size, and has canti posts brazeons for fenders and plenty of clearance. The fact that it's hand made and lugged is just a bonus.
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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-24-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 378,749
Posted By mattface
Nashbar Nekkid SS frame for $80...

Nashbar Nekkid SS frame for $80 (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_516649_-1___202389)

I thought about using this for my winter build, but it doesn't have canti mounts, and I'm...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-24-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By mattface
Yeah, if I can come up with one with canti bosses...

Yeah, if I can come up with one with canti bosses in my size I'll jump on it. So far though my search of the bike coop frame pile has turned up dry on that. If I give up on my desire to run Cantis my...
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