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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 10-20-05, 01:51 AM   #1
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My Single Speed Bikes

here are some pictures of my single speeds, sorry you have to click the links to see them

http://tamu.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1231479&l=f0de8
http://tamu.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1227179&l=2a6ed
http://tamu.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1227180&l=8b071
http://tamu.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1228595&l=77b1b
http://tamu.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1228600&l=4fe9d

let me know if you have questions or comments!
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Old 10-20-05, 02:11 AM   #3
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thanks, its nice having 3 single speeds, and im trying to learn to ride my roadie fixed, untill i get a fixed wheel
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Old 10-20-05, 02:16 AM   #4
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Nice bikes. More importantly, how the hell do I get a facebook photo album? I have an account, but i've never seen a photo album before!
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where are the racks to carry aggy sheeps?
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Why on earth would you have front and back brake on the same side (unless you have a physical problem with your left hand)?
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Which one sees the most action?
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Nice stable of bikes you got. What ratio are you running on your SS mtb? Gimme a shout if you ever want to ride down here in Houston.

Where you do you "ride" your trials bike?
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faCEBOOK!>......hahaha...I"m sooooooooooo mad...hahaha
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A couple questions about your setups (since you seem to be looking for them):

The Cannondale Roadie: Why did you keep an STI shifter/brake lever for your brake? Couldn't you find a plain lever?

Also, why are you leaving the cassette on? COMMIT OR DIE.

Trials/MTB bikes: Having both levers on the same side is baffling. Is it some Trials practice that I've never heard of? Just to make signaling in traffic easier? I'm seriously stumped.
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Show more respect for what fire can do.
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Nice bikes. More importantly, how the hell do I get a facebook photo album? I have an account, but i've never seen a photo album before!
it's a new feature they just added. click 'my photos' under your user picture on your profile. it's actually pretty spiffy and done in java so the presentation/editing is slick.
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I like this photo: http://tamu.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1228014&l=60485

That BT is a nice setup.
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gig em....... oh and what is everyones facebook name and school so i may add ye.

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yawn. another white hat showing off his toy collection. zzzzz
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beating the aggies isnt something to be proud of. play texas, see what happens
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yeah, i have a physical condition with my left hand (its about half the size of my right hand, and the hand is semi-deformed, and muscle problems), and the best way to fix my problem was to put both levers on one side, which is normally unheard of, esspecially trials, i love riding bikes so much that i had to figure out a way to progress in trials, since most moves are done with the brakes

The STI lever for the cannondale just looks a little sleaker, but the main reason was i had moddified the lever to run both front and back cables through it, which would grab at the same time, but the rear cable finally had to be replaced, and i was happy with just the front brake, so i just left it like that.

the only reason i have the cassette on is becuase 1) its a free wheel, 2) if it was completely fixed, with my BB height and crank arm length and pedal combo, my pedal would be scraping all around campus

I would say my trials bike gets the most action, i ride it about every day, still with my physical condtion, i can back tire (jump up) about 30" and gap around 6.5' to 7' from a stand still.

my single speed mountian bike is a 32-18 ratio, i spin too fast on the streets, but its good for MTB

and for riding trials, there isnt much natural riding in college station, so we always ride on campus.
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i guess i've never heard the term white hat?
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yeah, i have a physical condition with my left hand (its about half the size of my right hand, and the hand is semi-deformed, and muscle problems), and the best way to fix my problem was to put both levers on one side, which is normally unheard of, esspecially trials, i love riding bikes so much that i had to figure out a way to progress in trials, since most moves are done with the brakes

The STI lever for the cannondale just looks a little sleaker, but the main reason was i had moddified the lever to run both front and back cables through it, which would grab at the same time, but the rear cable finally had to be replaced, and i was happy with just the front brake, so i just left it like that.

the only reason i have the cassette on is becuase 1) its a free wheel, 2) if it was completely fixed, with my BB height and crank arm length and pedal combo, my pedal would be scraping all around campus

I would say my trials bike gets the most action, i ride it about every day, still with my physical condtion, i can back tire (jump up) about 30" and gap around 6.5' to 7' from a stand still.

my single speed mountian bike is a 32-18 ratio, i spin too fast on the streets, but its good for MTB

and for riding trials, there isnt much natural riding in college station, so we always ride on campus.
That explains a lot. But I still think you should just pick a cog and put in spacers on the cannondale. A full cassette on a SS is just ugly. It's cool to hear that you're having such success with your modified setups. I could never get used to both levers on one side like that! Way to be.
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thanks! as i tried to say in one of the posts, its a freewheel, not a cassette, so if i threw a normal BMX single speed freewheel on it, i dont know if the chain would stay on or not because of the chain alignment
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D'oh! Yeah, I guess I that went right through me. In that case, even easier. Get the BMX freewheel, respace and redish (if necessary).
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good idea! i didnt think of respacingthe spacers and redishing, i have a few freewheels laying around i can throw on there, maybe that will be my project for today!

also, any advice on what i can do about my tube always going flat? its always at where the valve stem connects to the rubber, i tried to re-enforce the hole with some electrical tape, but still ripped, any ideas?
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i guess i've never heard the term white hat?
i think it means frat boy
you know how they all wear those dumb white hats of the college they go to
he was just hatin
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i think it means frat boy
you know how they all wear those dumb white hats of the college they go to
he was just hatin
haha, i only wear my white college hat because im to lazy to fix my hair, good thing im not a frat boy though
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Hmmm, what valve is your rim drilled for? Are you using the correct tubes for the hole (schraeder vs. presta)? Is the hole smooth? That's the kind of question that is kind of hard to answer without being able to look at it.
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