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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 07-26-05, 11:41 PM   #1
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the joys of a bottle of wine and bloody knuckles

picked up another bike today for a song. took her out to the shed and threw some coltraine in the cd player. got greasy, popped the cork on a cheap bottle of wine, and took off the ugly bits, ended up with another fantastic horse in the stable. it's amazing how a single ring and a single cog can make something so inexpensive look so beautiful.
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Pics yes we need pics of what you speak of.
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send me a digital camera and i'll be happy to oblige.

i'll at least describe it to you and you can use your imagination. it's a univega viva touring frameset. same bizarro tannish color that a lot of early 80's univegas are. i took a thin red paintmarker to the lug seams to give it a few more pretty points. threw some 105 cranks on it. still running stock wheels, but the back one got a redish with a 16t bmx sprocket that i had laying around. sram chain i had laying around (whichever one is black/gold, i don't remember the part number) i also dug out some old suede saddle that i hadn't ever used and it looks fantastic next to the tan. here's to hoping it rides as nice as it looks.

not bad for a $20 investment, including the wine.
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Here is a toast to 20 dlr fixies *swigs his 40*-- I watched as a free spirit went into the trash today part of me wanted to save it,paint it then not tell anyone what is was but alas I was already drunk(again) so on it went.
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cheers to a fine evening in the shed.

I can hardly wait for the day that's cool enough to make me choose wine over beer.
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