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    I need more bikes!!! Mr. Shadow's Avatar
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    Fixed-gear number seven is complete.

    I rebuilt the Lotus Elan totally. I reversed and cut down the handlebar to make short bullhorns. I attatched a suitable brake lever and wrapped the bar. I glued the new Alex tubular, Iro hubbed rear wheel. Up front is a Mavic Gel 280 rim laced to a Dura Ace hub. It has a new seatpost and a Brontrager saddle from the sales box. It's really hot!!! Gearing is 52/20t (70 gear inches.) I'll take pictures soon. :x

    Thanks Rev. Chuck. I'll bring it by the shop and show you the final look soon.
    "We are few now, but one day we will rule." That's what one of my fixies whispered as I walked by. I nodded in agreement, and thanked it for not waking the others.

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    How bout some pics?

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    I need more bikes!!! Mr. Shadow's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikeophile
    How bout some pics?
    Soon. I don't have a digital camera so I'll need to take pictures the old fashion way and have them
    put on a cd. Then I'll post them on Dennis Larson's site and give you the link. I'm really surprized at
    how nice it finished up.

    Now...to find room in the house for number eight. It never ever ends.
    "We are few now, but one day we will rule." That's what one of my fixies whispered as I walked by. I nodded in agreement, and thanked it for not waking the others.

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    How about a link to the previous 6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomson
    How about a link to the previous 6?
    #885, #906, & #912 on Dennis's site which have all been redone a bit:

    http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/c/kresge.htm

    http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/c/kresge20.htm

    http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/c/kresge30.htm

    http://groups.msn.com/BicyclingForum...o&PhotoID=9663

    http://groups.msn.com/BicyclingForum...o&PhotoID=9659

    (another view of the Mirage.) http://groups.msn.com/BicyclingForum...o&PhotoID=9665

    Two others have no pics yet and they all need updates.
    "We are few now, but one day we will rule." That's what one of my fixies whispered as I walked by. I nodded in agreement, and thanked it for not waking the others.

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    Love the curved tubes on the 1st one.

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    k.. now sell all of em and build one nice one

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    That Van Dessel is very nice. I would have a lot of fun bopping around town on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloppy robot
    k.. now sell all of em and build one nice one
    Most of the cost goes into the rear wheel which is usually custom built for me on tubular rims.
    Pictures don't show you the ride quality.
    "We are few now, but one day we will rule." That's what one of my fixies whispered as I walked by. I nodded in agreement, and thanked it for not waking the others.

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    thats cool i guess; but I lean towards Mr. Sloppy....2 is 2 many 4 me

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevo
    thats cool i guess; but I lean towards Mr. Sloppy....2 is 2 many 4 me
    Disagree: While I think the original poster doesn't have enough diversity in his stable, it is great having more than one bike. I have a minimalist fixed gear and one with fenders (a rain bike). I have enough extra parts and wheels that I'm never without a bike.

    A rain bike is indispensible.

    I wouldn't mind having a bike with panniers... or a SS mtn bike either.

    Of course I still have a few geared bikes as well... and my wife has 3 bikes...

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    "Disagree:"

    I don't understand how you can disagree with how many bikes is right for me...but for the sake of discussion, here goes...

    I have one bike. I ride it on sunny days. I ride it on rainy days. I ride it fast. I ride it slow. I ride it on streets. I ride it on trails. I ride it naked (referring to the bike, not myself). I ride it loaded (referring to the bike, as well as myself).

    To be honest, I do (tehcnically) have a second bike; carbon fibre multigeared from my racing days. 'Lent' it to my dad 8 years ago because 2 bikes around the house was too many for me. Dont miss it.
    Last edited by stevo; 05-20-05 at 07:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevo
    "Disagree:"

    I don't understand how you can disagree with how many bikes is right for me...but for the sake of discussion, here goes...

    I have one bike. I ride it on sunny days. I ride it on rainy days. I ride it fast. I ride it slow. I ride it on streets. I ride it on trails. I ride it naked (referring to the bike, not myself). I ride it loaded (referring to the bike, as well as myself).

    To be honest, I do (tehcnically) have a second bike; carbon fibre multigeared from my racing days. 'Lent' it to my dad 8 years ago because 2 bikes around the house was too many for me. Dont miss it.
    It's nice to have a backup when you have issues with your primary transport that you can't quickly repair. However, 7 bikes of the same style is silly. I really doubt the OP gives them all equal time. Differing geometry, saddles, gearing, bars, etc... all these little things make every bike have distinct characteristics. Perhaps Mr. Shadow also has 500 pairs of shoes in his closet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by filtersweep
    Disagree: While I think the original poster doesn't have enough diversity in his stable, it is great having more than one bike. I have a minimalist fixed gear and one with fenders (a rain bike). I have enough extra parts and wheels that I'm never without a bike.

    A rain bike is indispensible.

    I wouldn't mind having a bike with panniers... or a SS mtn bike either.

    Of course I still have a few geared bikes as well... and my wife has 3 bikes...
    I have more bikes than these...only seven are fixed-gears. I also have three roadies,
    two mountain bikes, and a hybrid.
    "We are few now, but one day we will rule." That's what one of my fixies whispered as I walked by. I nodded in agreement, and thanked it for not waking the others.

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    I told my wife that if she can have 50 pairs of shoes then I can have 50 bikes.

    Yeah, she kinda shut me down on that one
    shutup&ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Shadow
    I have more bikes than these...only seven are fixed-gears. I also have three roadies,
    two mountain bikes, and a hybrid.
    That's 13 total. Unlucky.

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    That's why I need another bike....
    "We are few now, but one day we will rule." That's what one of my fixies whispered as I walked by. I nodded in agreement, and thanked it for not waking the others.

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