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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 11-03-05, 05:29 PM   #1
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nerd backwards circles video

At work riding the warehouse fixed gear
A dumpster find, fixed out w/ a mig welder. The seatpan is covered with an old foam buffing pad. Like a waffled cheese head, for your bottom.
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Old 11-03-05, 07:15 PM   #2
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smoooooottthhh....
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Jason,

any suggestions on welding the rear wheel's freewheel? Did you have to remove the side of the freewheel to be able to 'get inside' ?
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Charles, I wouldn't recomend it at all
Nothing was removed, or even prepped, for that matter. This was just a fun bike for around work, not for use anywhere else.I doubt it would hold up very long under any other circumstances.It also has a welded chain, cuz I didn't have a chain tool handy.I am wary of this setup whenever I ride it.BTW, It now has a shopping cart sidecar for hauling parts.
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Welded chain??? That must make a seriously stiff link... Doesn't it jump and jerk all over the place? Nice control on that freak, though. just to brag a bit: I'm already doing my backwards circles clipped in Feels great, no (serious) crash os far.
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Nice Jason. I expect to see those circles in action next weekend.
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That's a pretty cool scene there, the music is great!! I can only do one full circle at a time, maybe I'll practice somemore...........
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you guys crack me up... what kind of warehouse is that?
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Dude the lawrence welk/jews harp combo is supreme. That is some classy ass *****
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hahah.

my favorite part is the plastic rear hub chain guard thing. it reminds me of a bike you'd see in walmart if fixed bikes were ever picked up by them.
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The music is Esquivel...pure genius of the space age bachelor pad genre.
Turd, we crack ourselves up, too! The warehouse is attached to the paint shop I run, mostly housing truck accessories and the like.I have one "employee", my friend, Matt. So it's actually more like a clubhouse, as we are the only two there all day. This week we peed in jugs and whipped 'em across the train tracks.
Naz, I can only do BW circles at work, where it's nice 'n' smooth.
I'm sure that this was a Walmart type bike. We called it the Sledgehammer , but that's kinda played out now, isn't it? There is a quite a nice fleet of freakbikes at work, actually....all fixed.
The chain had no masterlink, so we carefully ground the pin ends off, removed the sideplate, re-attached by welding the pin ends where they stick thru the sideplate.How to install a chain when you just don't really care.
I have never typed this much in my life. Maybe it's the trucker speed.
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