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    in 'da club

    FINALLY got my first fixie rolling on two wheels! It's a discarded Fuji I received from a friend when he bought his carbon fibre creation. Rocking a 44X16 on 27X1 1/4 treads, ghetto-cut and flipped drop bars, ghetto cork tape job with getto black tape makin it look purdy. Did I mention the metallic blue rattlecan paintjob. Looks right nice with the gold rims.

    I was going through my old BMX stuff and found 2 16t freewheels, and a bunch of front sprockets i could use. I was going to go with the 42t Biopace ring, but it was silver. Nah, thats just crazy talk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wogdog
    I was going to go with the 42t Biopace ring, but it was silver. Nah, thats just crazy talk!
    biopace would make your chain tight then slack all the time ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by onelesscar
    biopace would make your chain tight then slack all the time ...
    It would seem that way, but no...
    It's a perfect (symmetrical) ellipse. Therefore the same number of teeth are always engaged w/ the chain.

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    So, you can make a Biopace fixie?
    Anyone tried this?
    This is no cross on my hand!

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    Sheldon Brown has, and apparantly it works out a-ok. Claims slight change in chain tension but not enough to matter.

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/biopace.html

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    My buddy ran this for a while both as a SS and a fixie. No issues at all.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    it would seem to me that running biopace wouldn't be a problem on rigs that have quite solid chainlines and for people who don't do a lot of hard backpedaling -- namely skidding or other harsh stuff. in general those things are safer when you can keep relatively consistent and solid tension. as such, i would be very hesitant to roll with biopace on any brakeless setup, but that's just me.

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    I would be hesitant to roll with any brakeless setup at all. Why would you purposely remove something that can cut your stopping distance in half?

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    the brakeless debate has and will continue to be had on these forums, but not in this thread. i simply intended to point out that, if one is already inclined to ride without brakes, it is probably advisable to avoid biopace.

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    It looks like the machine got all effed up and they decided to sell them anyway


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    Quote Originally Posted by isotopesope

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    You work with cncs iso?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vindicator
    You work with cncs iso?
    yeah, i do. do you? i do some machining, but mostly just do all the cad/cam work. i had just posted a program before reading this ******** thread and thought i would also contribute equally useless information!

    and about the biopace chainring on a fixie... my roommate did it once, just because. the chain tension didn't really change, but the chainline sort of moved up and down. he said it looked pretty weird, but worked. then a princess busted through the door on an angry unicorn and shot everyone in the face with a machine ***, then threw up her breakfast from earlier in the day. everyone swore it was scrambled eggs and oatmeal, but she insisted that it was lucky charms. but what do they know? they were all dead. the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isotopesope
    ... then a princess busted through the door on an angry unicorn and shot everyone in the face with a machine ***, then threw up her breakfast from earlier in the day. everyone swore it was scrambled eggs and oatmeal, but she insisted that it was lucky charms. but what do they know? they were all dead. the end.
    Frankenstein doesn't scare me. Marsupials do though. Cause they are Fassssst.

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