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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 10-19-05, 10:08 PM   #1
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My First AND French Fixie

Okay so it's not done yet but I did get me wheels today and was so excited...I was ready to put it together but while inflating my rear tire...the tube popped at 75psi when it is to be inflated 110psi...so I'm taking it back to the bike shop ...anyway so here is how it looks so far...the cranks are not even bolted on yet,lock right & cog not tightened yet either...I did get a used brooks saddle yesterday.....I think she looks great...I need to buy some red bar tape...

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Hey seaden that's coming along great. I like the color combo and the fact that you were able to get the red/black theme across the bike. Yesterday I finally decided on the colors for my fixie, but it's inspiring to see someone who is ahead in the process.
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Old 10-19-05, 10:21 PM   #3
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Sounds like you pinched the tube.
But yeah, I've been waiting weeks for this unveiling.
Very nice.
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Nice!
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what wheel setup is that?

what did you pay, if i may ask.
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Old 10-19-05, 10:32 PM   #6
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Sounds like you pinched the tube.
But yeah, I've been waiting weeks for this unveiling.
Very nice.
No I didn't...It couldn't have been my fault
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Haha, it took me about 20 minutes to realize that the bike was actually upside down.
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Old 10-19-05, 10:36 PM   #8
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what wheel setup is that?

what did you pay, if i may ask.
This is a Velocity Deep V with Forumla hubs I got from Ebay for a little over $200


BTW I bought Soma cog & Shimano Dura ace lockring. I think I may get my handle bars chopped...but I'll keep these regular to see if I like them alright. I was planning to get track handle bars....but I don't really like riding low...I usually ride up top. I also got track pedals and will get some tow clips and straps....
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how much did u spend on that bike? it looks great!
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that's the same wheelset i ordered from ebay. i think it was ben's cycles. the ones they put on ebay are usually in 28 spoke configuration, but i called them up, and they were nice enough to build me a 32 spoke set for the same price. it's a pretty nice deal for deep v's and formula/iro hubs.
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Old 10-19-05, 10:55 PM   #11
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how much did u spend on that bike? it looks great!
So far anyway...

$40.00 for a motobecane super mirage (took all the stuff off of it besides seat post & stem, handle bars, crank, chain ring..don't know what else)

$200.00+ on wheels
$40.00 for tires
$10.00 for tubes
$32.00 Soma Cog
$10.00 Dura Ace lockring
$10.00 Chain
$40.00 Used Brooks Saddle
$28.00 MKS track pedals
$10.00 handle bar tape

...also some tools and stuff....
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are you going to ride at the re-load alley cat saturday?
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Old 10-19-05, 11:22 PM   #13
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HOLY **** YOU MADE IT LIGHTER THAN AIR.


btw, nice ceiling carpet.
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Are you heavy enough to bring that down to earth?
or
How long is your vacuum handle?
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Are you related to ET?
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Old 10-20-05, 12:09 AM   #15
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pardon for my ignorance, but what makes it french?

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Old 10-20-05, 12:14 AM   #16
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it slips you a little tongue.

Actually, she's either talking about the make of the frame (motobecane), or the style of the bottom bracket.
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pardon for my ignorance, but what makes it french?

The frame is french (Motobecane) and comes with some annoying head aches...but oh well....
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are you going to ride at the re-load alley cat saturday?
Probably not...I don't even know what that is all about...plus I don't know if I will have my bike done by saturday for sure....
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it looks great, i have to say that at this late hour the reversed picture gave me such a headache, i'm working on a motobecane right now as well
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Old 10-20-05, 02:26 AM   #20
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that color scheme is badass. You should do one of those fancy bar wraps using red and black wrap, like I saw in that other thread.

This: Harlequin Bar Wrap -- Warning Lotsa' Graphics
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Very nice. Motos are well made and this one should last you well.
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and so light!
It floated to the ceiling!
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FINALLY... it's looking good, you'll be even probably be even prouder once you start riding that baby around the hood. I thought you had one of those ceiling hangers, but couldn't figure out where it's attached... duhhhhhh... too early in the morning...better start working soon... what kind of tires did you end up getting? they look like kendas or rubinos.
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frech bikes are, as always, the ultrajam
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Probably not...I don't even know what that is all about...plus I don't know if I will have my bike done by saturday for sure....
Oh word. I'm going to get ****ing killed by all the messengers that have to ride the hills downtown every day.
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