Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-18-05, 02:09 PM   #1
ravenmore
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
ravenmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Bikes:
Posts: 8,210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Upgraded Moto Messenger

Hey all, just got my first single speed. I saw the orange Moto Messenger and had to get it for the orange paint. Just got finished putting on the bullhorn handlebars - I have some black Velocity Deep V wheels with black IRO hubs and spokes on the way. Also some Vredestein orange on orange tires.







ravenmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-05, 02:14 PM   #2
dolface
Iguana Subsystem
 
dolface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: san francisco
Bikes:
Posts: 4,016
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nice!
(where'd you find orange tires?)
dolface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-05, 02:14 PM   #3
queerpunk
aka mattio
 
queerpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 6,018
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
good choice on the wheel upgrade. those IRO wheels should last you a good nice smoothe-rollin' long time, especially compared to the stock ones that came with the bike--which, by the way, may be very nice for the occasional four weather ride!

if you go fixed (and i recommend you try it!!!!!!!!), tony from IRO recommends using a good cog on his wheels. i don't know what came on your motobecane but i'd recommend getting a dura-ace or eai cog (or surly or soma or a few others people may mention). cheap cogs have a tendency of f-ing up your hub's threads. same goes for lockring.
queerpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-05, 02:18 PM   #4
ravenmore
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
ravenmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Bikes:
Posts: 8,210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks for the suggestions - I'm new to the single/fixed world and am still learning whats good component wise.

Several folks make orange tires out there. Vredestein has a couple. you can find Conti 3000's on close out here and there and I'm told the new 4000 in "Conti Yellow" is actually orange....

When I started looking I posted a thread over at RBR asking the same thing. Its located here: http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=45796
ravenmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-05, 02:31 PM   #5
eddiebrannan
Senior Member
 
eddiebrannan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC
Bikes: DW
Posts: 3,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
cute bike. wheel/tire combo sounds hot. have at it!
eddiebrannan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-05, 06:35 PM   #6
griffin_
griffin_
 
griffin_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: phila
Bikes: raliegh "too lazy to make my own" rush hour
Posts: 728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
what is this?
not the brake but the circle? a coil of brakeline?
griffin_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-05, 06:39 PM   #7
Kiecker
Senior Member
 
Kiecker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Redondo Beach
Bikes: '05 Lemond Fillmore, '05 Surly 1x1, '04 Fuji Track Pro, '02 Specialized Stumpjumper, '92 GT Tequesta
Posts: 533
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
looks like an uncut cable line.
Kiecker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-05, 06:48 PM   #8
wasted weasel
---
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Bikes: '05 iro mark V, '04 specialized epic, '04 lemond nevada city, '96 KHS aero comp, '03 norco evolve, '01 louis garneau 2.1, '91 VeloSport, '09 Kona DewPlus
Posts: 466
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by griffin_
what is this?
not the brake but the circle? a coil of brakeline?
pant leg clip
wasted weasel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-05, 06:49 PM   #9
griffin_
griffin_
 
griffin_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: phila
Bikes: raliegh "too lazy to make my own" rush hour
Posts: 728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
really?
griffin_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-05, 07:10 PM   #10
ravenmore
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
ravenmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Bikes:
Posts: 8,210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
arrhg -for cryin' out loud...

sorry - didn't have a respectable set of cable cutters on hand last night when I finished the build so I coiled it up and zipped tied it down...

It'll be gone....soon...I hope.
ravenmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-05, 08:15 PM   #11
kathrot
Senior Member
 
kathrot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: somerville, ma
Bikes: circle a.
Posts: 200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
oh, i love it - the color is fabulous. hmmm. i do need a new bike at about that price - and i have all winter to save up. how does it ride?
kathrot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-05, 09:34 PM   #12
ravenmore
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
ravenmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Bikes:
Posts: 8,210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
well, to be honest, I can't really comment about the ride yet. I've ridden nothing but race geometry aluminum frames for the past couple of years. A steel frame with aero tt bars is a completely different beast, and frankly, one that takes getting used to. I tend to oversteer on it - I think its the length of the aero bars compared to regular drop bars.
ravenmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-05, 02:02 AM   #13
wasted weasel
---
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Bikes: '05 iro mark V, '04 specialized epic, '04 lemond nevada city, '96 KHS aero comp, '03 norco evolve, '01 louis garneau 2.1, '91 VeloSport, '09 Kona DewPlus
Posts: 466
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
huh, well with the quality of the enlarged image it sort of looked like one of those metal spring pant leg clips, poor sight for me

or abundance of cable it is
wasted weasel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-05, 08:32 PM   #14
slopvehicle
ass hatchet
 
slopvehicle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 1,284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I think my least-favorite part of those deals is the stem.
slopvehicle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:49 AM.