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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 11-12-05, 05:23 PM   #1
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Fixed Gear finish...denied (old chain is too NARROW...argh)

I had the rig together... Moustachio handlebars, old-skool fenders, '71 Brooks saddle...
I break the chain, flip the hub to the FIxed side, move it back in the dropout, drape the chain over and clip it with a wire... as I move it over the cog, I notice the links don't jive with the teeth... arrrgh... I try it again...no dice... it's the existing Shimano chain, Narrow, that was on the Bott

Denied. so I need a 1/8" chain for this Dura-Ace cog, eh?
As I realize this, the rain here in Madison starts coming down in earnest, the light is fading, and so I will continue this tomorrow.

otherwise, the the white Bottecchia is looking sweet
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Old 11-12-05, 05:27 PM   #2
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$25 for a new DA cog or $8 for a BMX chain, you make the call. I would do the chain.
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Old 11-12-05, 05:55 PM   #3
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As much elbow grease that I put into getting the DA cog on... I ain't backing that thang off... I have a Schwinn caliente project bike for the kid in the house... needs a chain... so it will get the old chain and I'll get the BMX chain. Works for me.

I was just rueing the fact that I couldn't pull it toether, but better to do it right. At least this flavor chain is less $$
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Old 11-06-06, 09:31 AM   #4
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sucks when one little technicality prevents a fun project.
by the way, it's *jibe*
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Old 11-07-06, 06:48 PM   #5
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i had a similar issue:
in august i got a new track bike and gave away my old conversion to a friend who was moving to a different city the same day. that night around midnight i was flying down a hill on the brand new beast when the lockring threads just peeled off my hub like spaghetti. i was lucky enough to come out of the incident unscathed (i pulled the classic "slow the bike by touching the sole of your shoe to the tire technique" and then veered onto some grass) but the hub was obviously toast. took it back to the shop where i work and bought the bike, the hub is going to be warrantied as it was properly tightened and such, but i haven't seen the new wheel since. i loctited the cog on the freewheel side but there isn't enough threading to use a BB lockring as well, so the cog unthreads every time i skid, making me obviously lose all confidence in the bike.
so now i've been fix-less for about 3 months and i want my new wheel so i can ride my new bike
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Old 11-07-06, 06:57 PM   #6
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get a fixed specific hub. or don't skid. and please use brakes. brakeless suicide hub?!
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Old 11-07-06, 07:02 PM   #7
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suicide schmuicide, I rode a suicide brakeless for I don't know how long, and it never failed. Not once, and I skid.
I weigh just a clip under 200, so there's a bit of force on it.
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im actually just riding my cyclocross bike in the meantime as it is cross season. wouldnt dare ride a bike that has a cog that unthreads so easily. when the new wheel comes in i'll come back to the good side.
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suicide schmuicide, I rode a suicide brakeless for I don't know how long, and it never failed. Not once, and I skid.
I weigh just a clip under 200, so there's a bit of force on it.
Too bad the cog/chainring combo easily smashes any difference in power output and therefore force you are generating onto the rear wheel.
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