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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 05-20-05, 09:44 AM   #1
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No use for a derailleur hanger?

Has anyone done anything creative with the derailleur hanger on their road conversion fixies? I don't mean removing it, but perhaps using it for something functional or artistic?
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Old 05-20-05, 09:52 AM   #2
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Mount a kickstand.
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you could put strings on it and make it a necklace
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Mount a wheelie bar.

Enjoy
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bottle opener similar to the surly chain tug...?
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A place to clip your housekeys when you're out riding in your skivvies
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mine has a 1.5 inch spike sticking out of it, to match the one mounted where the rear brake used to be.

i like spikes.

check out any motorcycle catalog that caters to riders of harleys and other v-twin cruisers. there's all sorts of stuff like that.
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Old 05-20-05, 10:24 AM   #8
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A place to clip your housekeys when you're out riding in your skivvies
Ha! I was wondering where I was going to carry those on World Naked Bike Day!
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Old 05-20-05, 10:36 AM   #9
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I haven't yet found a use for the hanger, but there are some beautiful brass bells (Jitensha in berkeley sells them, not sure where else) with the same threading as downtube shifter bosses...my masi now sports two of those.
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Old 05-20-05, 11:00 AM   #10
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You could rig up a camera mount to it. That would be a kinda cool camera angle...
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You could rig up a camera mount to it. That would be a kinda cool camera angle...
Damn Judah, that would be sweet! Someone should e-mail Lucas
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Old 05-20-05, 11:11 AM   #12
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Damn Judah, that would be sweet! Someone should e-mail Lucas

He actually uses his hanger for it's intended purpose.

I would like to see a front brake mount as well.
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