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    two wheeled accomplice
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    Two months ago I hadn't ridden a bike in over 5 years (I am 21). I rode a friends fixie, almost killed myself and was hooked ;>. Two weeks ago I finished building my bike and I've been riding 5+ miles a day since.

    I'm a 5'4" 130lb tech guy who hasn't done anything even remotely resembling exercise in years. I am loving every single minute in the saddle. Pretty soon I hope to start biking to work (about 15 miles). My other two wheeled accomplice is definitely being neglected (2003 Harley-Davidson V-Rod).

    Today I rode 40 miles and my legs are absolutely killing me but I just want to go out and ride more.

    Thanks to a few threads in this forum I figured out skidding today. I can trackstand for days (not very well one handed or no handed yet though!). Still working on the backwards riding stuff, I've got the backwards-180-to-on-your-ass thing down though .

    I've been lurking for week or so now just soaking up everything I possibly can.

    Anyway, I wanted to share my baby with you guys and thank you all for the constant flow of advice/knowledge and cool discussions. She is built up around a Fetish Cycles dirtjump frame I got on ebay. I'm running 38x16 with a near perfect chainline. I plan to beadblast/clearcoat her this winter so I'll have a silver/black bike (also want to remove the brake bosses etc). Two months ago the word bottom bracket was totally greek to me. Ben Running helped me a ton figuring out what would fit on it when I was ordering stuff. I now have new respect for people building their first computer and not knowing what works with what.

    Anyway, enough talk here she is.

    Kaz
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    Hella sweet setup, I like it when people go by feel and not by conventions. That fetish looks like you could simply close your eyes and plow your way to work, especially with the rad bulhorns.
    Falling down is Newton's way of saying you suck.

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    Yeah, those bars are something else. Good job scaring the rest of us.

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    Thanks

    I tried like 10 different bullhorns on the bike but I didn't like any of them, so I made my own. My hands are pretty small so I put grips that belong with gripshifts on the outside and bar ends on the middle for the perfect width. There are a bunch of useful hand positions.

    The guy at the bikeshop who slipped the ends on for me with an air compressor gave me a quite the strange look when I told him what I wanted. It was great.

    Kaz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazer
    Thanks

    I tried like 10 different bullhorns on the bike but I didn't like any of them, so I made my own. My hands are pretty small so I put grips that belong with gripshifts on the outside and bar ends on the middle for the perfect width. There are a bunch of useful hand positions.

    The guy at the bikeshop who slipped the ends on for me with an air compressor gave me a quite the strange look when I told him what I wanted. It was great.

    Kaz
    I was wondering what kind of grips those were, thanks for confirming what I suspected. I am so getting a setup like this on my new beer bike.
    Falling down is Newton's way of saying you suck.

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    nice bike! lets see some photos of the dirt jumping action.

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    Haha! Once I get hopping up/down curbs under control I'll work on the dirt jumping photos ;>

    Kaz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazer
    Two months ago I hadn't ridden a bike in over 5 years (I am 21). I rode a friends fixie, almost killed myself and was hooked ;>. Two weeks ago I finished building my bike and I've been riding 5+ miles a day since.

    I'm a 5'4" 130lb tech guy who hasn't done anything even remotely resembling exercise in years. I am loving every single minute in the saddle. Pretty soon I hope to start biking to work (about 15 miles). My other two wheeled accomplice is definitely being neglected (2003 Harley-Davidson V-Rod).

    Today I rode 40 miles and my legs are absolutely killing me but I just want to go out and ride more.

    Thanks to a few threads in this forum I figured out skidding today. I can trackstand for days (not very well one handed or no handed yet though!). Still working on the backwards riding stuff, I've got the backwards-180-to-on-your-ass thing down though .

    I've been lurking for week or so now just soaking up everything I possibly can.

    Anyway, I wanted to share my baby with you guys and thank you all for the constant flow of advice/knowledge and cool discussions. She is built up around a Fetish Cycles dirtjump frame I got on ebay. I'm running 38x16 with a near perfect chainline. I plan to beadblast/clearcoat her this winter so I'll have a silver/black bike (also want to remove the brake bosses etc). Two months ago the word bottom bracket was totally greek to me. Ben Running helped me a ton figuring out what would fit on it when I was ordering stuff. I now have new respect for people building their first computer and not knowing what works with what.

    Anyway, enough talk here she is.

    Kaz
    definitely one of the most unique fixies i have seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazer
    Ben Running helped me a ton figuring out what would fit on it when I was ordering stuff. I now have new respect for people building their first computer and not knowing what works with what.
    i wouldn't trust that dude as far as i could throw him...

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    hah. that's pretty sweet. I imagine it's a bit on the portly side, no?

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    Actually, the bike weighs in just over 20lbs. She is pretty light! The frame it is built around only weighs 5 pounds.

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    Nice chainline. What hub, crank and BB have you used?

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    Crank Arms: Dimenson 170mm
    Chainring: 38t Salsa
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN53 (68x107mm)
    Rear Hub: 32hole Fixed/Free Surly

    I'd love to get the DIMENSION off the crank arms but I think it is laser etched.

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    Wow, that thing's even freakier-looking than my fixed. Well done!

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    Mission Accomplished!

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    That's some rad terminater lookin' ****e.
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