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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 11-21-05, 04:32 PM   #1
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had to sell my frame, should i convert this?

had to sell my track frame and fork in order to pay rent. So while i wait until i can afford a new frame, i was thinking of converting this to a fix. or should i make it a single speed so when i do get a track frame i won't have to change it again?


the pinarello i want to convert

the frame i had to sell. i still have all the parts so....

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Old 11-21-05, 04:52 PM   #2
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i know there are like a million "should i convert this blah blah blah" on his forum all the time. Just asking a for a few opinions since i know there are a good amount of people on here that know their stuff
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Old 11-21-05, 04:59 PM   #3
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The decision is up to you. If you think you want to, go for it. Should make a fine conversion.

That's Raygunner's old Pinarello - you were trying to sell it on Craigslist a while ago no?
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Old 11-21-05, 05:05 PM   #4
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it sure was. and no one wanted her. she is a really nice ride. i want to convert because the cassette is wearing out, and i don't have a track bike anymore, so i feel empty inside. it probably wouldn't be an issue to switch back and forth but the rear brake has internal mounting which is a pain to get back in there.
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Old 11-21-05, 05:30 PM   #5
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well, if you have all the parts it shouldn't take you more than an hour to convert it.
go for it.
it's not irreversable.
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Old 11-21-05, 05:31 PM   #6
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looks like a nice old roadie. I'd keep it that way it is. it would never be a track bike anyway, but a conversion. my .02.
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Old 11-21-05, 05:41 PM   #7
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what would it take? 20 minutes to remove the shifters, wheels, and crank? another 10 to bolt on your fixed wheels and crank? what's the big deal? 30 minutes from gears t fixie. you don't even have to remove the rear brake. when you get yer new frame you'll need the parts anyway, so put it back how it is.
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Old 11-22-05, 04:32 PM   #8
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so thanks to sean at rapid transit for letting me sneak in during the closing minutes and putting the finishing touches on it, it came out pretty fresh. so if you see it in chicago don't steal it! ha!


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Just recycle all those PBR cans and you'll be half way to a new frame.
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Another classic Italian roadie gone! Hello another ho hum conversion!
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That's Raygunner's old Pinarello - you were trying to sell it on Craigslist a while ago no?
I'm under the impression that at least half the bikes in existence have belonged to raygunner at some point or another. Or maybe to that guy in San Diego..
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I'm under the impression that at least half the bikes in existence have belonged to raygunner at some point or another. Or maybe to that guy in San Diego..
You might be right. What's your size? Maybe I got something for you...
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so thanks to sean at rapid transit for letting me sneak in during the closing minutes and putting the finishing touches on it, it came out pretty fresh. so if you see it in chicago don't steal it! ha!
those folks at rapid transit are nice
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You might be right. What's your size? Maybe I got something for you...
52cm, canti bosses, 135mm spacing, track ends.

Bring it.

Or I'll just keeping stashing money in the mikkelsen fund.
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Chicago ain't too far of a drive from Cincinnati for a vintage roadie.

Whatcha got? I do 56-58.
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Another classic Italian roadie gone! Hello another ho hum conversion!
i was kind of thinking that...... it was a pretty nice quality old roadie.
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Old 11-23-05, 04:07 PM   #17
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Another classic Italian roadie gone! Hello another ho hum conversion!
well i wouldn't have to if i had my track frame still. oh those silly things you have to do in order to pay your rent. ho hum conversion, sweet! maybe next time people won't back out at the last second.
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