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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 09-13-05, 04:02 PM   #1
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Ideas...?

I'd like to add some "bling" to the bike...wheels, maybe new stem, bars, etc..
Will Nitto bars work? (I'm not crazy about the current ones)

Any ideas??? All are welcome.
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Old 09-13-05, 04:31 PM   #2
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I still can't believe the deal you got on that bike.
if it were mine, i'd change the seat - SLR or something slim, post - something silver/no logo and some nitto bars should work fine.
i'd also get rid of the logos.
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Old 09-13-05, 04:39 PM   #3
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what kind of riding do you do?
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for comfort: saddle + bars
for aethetics: stem + seatpost (silver, seconded)
for performace/reliability: wheels (i don't have too much faith in the Jalco/Sovos combo)
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Old 09-13-05, 05:57 PM   #5
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Yeah, new bars and wheels (if you've got the cash).

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Old 09-13-05, 07:14 PM   #6
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Deep Vs? Nitto Bars, stem? I'm not sure what kind of an angle I can handle?
I think I'll start with wheels & bars.
Who has the best deals?

Jayrooney - yeah, great deal! leaving me with $ for bling!
pwarre - mostly cityriding, errands, some training in the park -hopefully Velo soon.
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Old 09-13-05, 07:47 PM   #7
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chrome nitto deep drops, red tires
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I'd look into getting that seat tube fixed. It looks bent.

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I'd look into getting that seat tube fixed. It looks bent.

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continue with the blue, blue phil's laced to blue deep v's, blue tires, blue seat, blue tape. the pedals are a good start.
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I'd start with a brake lever, cable, and housing.
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Old 09-13-05, 09:17 PM   #12
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the brake isn't there for stopping, it's there to prevent too much negavtive pressure at the fork crown, which could lead to the bike flipping backwards
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