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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 11-14-05, 09:46 PM   #1
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Ok, either this works or it doesn't. I'm a brain doaner when it comes to posting photos, so here's a link to my yahoo stuff. If it actually works, I'll be amazed. If anyone wants to thumbnail these, go for it. Disclaimer: photos were taken after 2 Fat Tires, 1 Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale, 1 Chimay (duh), and a Duvel. I know there's only 50 photos, but I'm just trying to get something posted. Btw, lighting and all that makes the frame look black. It's really dark metallic gray and the downtube panel is the black section.

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Old 11-14-05, 09:52 PM   #2
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holy mother of all things holy, that is HOT!
please take some pics of it in the sunlight after your first ride. please?
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Old 11-14-05, 09:52 PM   #3
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omg... the seatpost... the dropouts... the lug carving...

hot.
so amazingly hot.
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Old 11-14-05, 09:53 PM   #4
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you owe me some new pants
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Old 11-14-05, 09:56 PM   #5
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The two photos that came up for me looked hot. Congrats on the new build man.
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Old 11-14-05, 09:58 PM   #6
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the bars the bars the bars one peice seeeeexy!
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wait, so the stem and bars are one piece?
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Old 11-14-05, 10:02 PM   #8
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Tuck it in bed nicely tonight and try not to overstep your bounds.

Sweet ride.
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Old 11-14-05, 10:06 PM   #10
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That's one heck of a sexy bike...
stick it behind glass, it's too purdy to ride.
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wait, so the stem and bars are one piece?
looks that way ... sick!

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Old 11-14-05, 10:11 PM   #12
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that's insane and gorgeous. i've never seen that before. anyone know of any other examples?
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Old 11-14-05, 10:12 PM   #13
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I love all the fine details. the blacker than blackness, and the shinier than shininess of that thing. It's simply amazing. I especially love the detail around the chainstays/track forks. I don't quite get the handlebar stem thing.

That thing is one serious bit of bike porn, but I'm afraid if I owned it I'd never be able to ride it. not so much because I'd be afraid to hurt it as because I wouldn't be able to stop fondling it long enough to get on and rride.

No I think it's better for everyone that I never own a bike like that...

or that's what I keep telling myself.
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Old 11-14-05, 10:13 PM   #14
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Let's hope you don't have to change stem heights/angles/bars/etc. in the future.
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Old 11-14-05, 10:15 PM   #15
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Looking at these pics are going to take a very, very long time to digest. I feel like I'm studying a painting that has ten different levels of interpretation.

Congrats, and amazing.
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holy crap i got a *****
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Old 11-14-05, 10:43 PM   #17
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Sorry for some crappy pics and lighting. I just propped it up and started taking pics. I'll post some more pics in better lighting. I've got friend a who does great digital stuff and he can put up some decent photos.

Yeah, it's a one piece bar stem combo. Sacha said the detachable face 31.8/carbon bar, lugged stem, etc would almost be impossible to pull off, so he came up with this. It's a NJS Nitto track bar mated to a custom Vanilla stem with a custom Vanilla lug. Sacha "smoothed" out the lug on the bars and carved the lug on the stem part. Bars went to chromers for the stem portion then the bars got painted the frame color. Somehow I'm gonna get decent photos of the bars to show they match the frame color.
I hope my buddy can get some respectable photos of this bike. The dark metallic gray, polished lugs, black panels look unreal in person. 'Scuse me while I go clean my shorts again. I'm still in shock from finally having it...

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Old 11-14-05, 10:45 PM   #18
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have you... uhm.... ridden it?

Wait! Don't tell me. I DON'T want to know.
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wow.
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wow, that is disturbingly hott.

i should have waited until after i finished the paper i'm working on to look at that, now i'm all hot and bothered.
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Old 11-14-05, 11:21 PM   #21
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absolutely beautiful...a work of functional art.
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Where's the basket?
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TLC should base a show around Vanilla. That bike has incredible aesthetics.
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I just got home from the bar, sat down, checked BF, and said "Oh, my GOD" out loud when I saw these. Wow. Holy sh*t. That looks amazing.
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that's insane and gorgeous. i've never seen that before. anyone know of any other examples?
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/roberts.htm
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/b/chen.htm
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