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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-20-05, 03:44 PM   #1
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my new 25$ riide

ok i did. it's ugly but it work. i did all the work myself,even the redish. i know its not the best but it sure is fn

total build cost

bike 0$
new tube 7$
fixed cog 15$
loc-tite 3$

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Old 04-20-05, 03:49 PM   #2
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a bike's a bike.

nice job, and congrats.
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Sweet! I'll bet it's one heavy electroforged mothersmucker.
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Old 04-20-05, 04:05 PM   #4
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ya i cut the kick stand off and lost 5 pounds ,but its still heavy oh and the 5 pounds off rust and crap that was in the handlebars
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Old 04-20-05, 04:06 PM   #5
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Great! Now post it on Ebay with a $175 "buy it now".
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Old 04-20-05, 04:07 PM   #6
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you might want to look into getting clips/straps, for stopping/not getting killed by your pedals reasons
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Old 04-20-05, 04:08 PM   #7
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maybe 200 if i put a bike punx sticker on it
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Old 04-20-05, 04:10 PM   #8
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best $25 bike I've seen. needs more reflectors.
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what the big dumb ones on the wheels arent enough
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you might want to look into getting clips/straps, for stopping/not getting killed by your pedals reasons
or at least put some brakes on it since you're trusting your life to f-ing locktite. or just drink a lot of grape flavored mad dog 20/20 out of a paper bag after a under-bridge nap.
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It's "rustique"...very nice for a $25 job. I like the miss-matched reflectors on the wheels!
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clips and straps are just scary, i ride clipless on my other bike,clip less wont fit on those one piece cranks. so do i spend the cash and upgrade the cranks and bb that will cost me more than the bike is worth.
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It's "rustique"...very nice for a $25 job. I like the miss-matched reflectors on the wheels!
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brakes are your friends.
seriously, i know that some folks ride brakeless with platform pedals, but that's either nuts, incredibly core, or both, depending on your outlook.
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i have a front brake just havent hooked it up yet put im going to before i ride it again oh i forgot i bought new pads that makes the total 28$
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did you cut off the kickstand housing, or the kickstand itself, leaving the mechanical assembly?
if you did the latter, maybe I'll divulge my secrets of removing the entire assembly from the housing.
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Would that be the C-clamp secret, Ryan?

Cabana, that was an expensive tube. I've had a few of these-so you got the weight down to about 35?
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did you cut off the kickstand housing, or the kickstand itself, leaving the mechanical assembly?
if you did the latter, maybe I'll divulge my secrets of removing the entire assembly from the housing.
please tell i tried my gringer but i was taking some of the frame with it so i just cut off the kick stand and i still have this havey chunk still hanging on it
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ok so take the money you saved and take a typing course. Jokes. but seriously good deal for a good bike
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Would that be the C-clamp secret, Ryan?

Cabana, that was an expensive tube. I've had a few of these-so you got the weight down to about 35?
ya seven bucks i was at this 24 store and it was like 1:30 am i wanted it right then f the lbs
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Haha, if anyone else would know it would be you, SBL!

Well, the way I did it was this: I found a washer that could slip over the kickstand but was smaller than the housing, so it rested against that circular plate. Then either use a big c-clamp or channel locks to press that circular plate down into the assembly and while its pressed in, pull the pin on the bottom of the housing out with a pair of needlenose pliers. If you don't have a washer as such, you can use a small nut or something against it.
After the pin is out, everything should slide out.
Good luck.
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ok so take the money you saved and take a typing course. Jokes. but seriously good deal for a good bike
man its this damn wireless keyboard
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thanx now maybe it will be down to 34 3/4 pounds
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nice find, I want one!
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just look around their a dime a dozen i saw powder blue one in this guys yard the other day,man this old guy has like 300 old bikes in his yard he even had old folding schwinn.
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