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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 12-20-05, 10:10 PM   #1
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Another Fixie Rider from Pittsburgh

Hey Everyone...I been lurking around for months now, and just wanted to become part of the community if that doesn't sound too corny. I currently have 3 bikes, one road, one track, and one fixed conversion.

The Track bike is nothing special at all, it is the Mercier Kilo TT that I just bought a few days ago from sprtymama on ebay for $307 with $40 shipping, but I used the 10% off coupon with paypal, so I got a good deal in my opinion. Its definitly a nice bike, even the wheelset is decent. Seems like too many people on here hate no-name parts for some reason. It is cheap, and if well maintained with grease or whatever is needed, it should last it's money's worth.

The fixed conversion bike is the cheapest, but it's my go-to bike, taking it wherever I'll like to go, and not care about where it's locked up. It is an old sears roadmaster bike that was converted to fixed gear with suzue basic hubs and sun CR16 36 holes. Every part on that bike is nashbar, except for the promax adjustable stem. I want to bend my own handlebars, if anyone has some suggestions / tips on what I should do to accomplish that, help me out! I have a pipe bender, and I figure you go out and get some cro-moly tubing and bend it? I want to bend IBIS SCORCHER Handlebars - as shown on this site: http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/con...kashimax500.jpg I figure with the adjustable stem, I can raise the bar high to have a cruising style, but if I drop the stem, it can become sorta like drop bars. Bike currently has flip 'n chops, which I like a lot, but would prefer an Ibis Scorcher style handlebars. I have a roadmaster leather saddle that works great for dropped position or raised. This bike has gearing of 40x15 fixed and 40x16 freewheel. It has 700x28c's with zefal fenders and rear rack. Has a Nashbar LED 5 headlight, which is brighter than my 21 LED headlamp made from hong kong. I plan on commuting to work starting this spring, on the road bike first, then progressing to the fixed. It is a 8 mile trip each way, but I have a co-worker who said if I ever wanted a ride home I could throw the bike in her trunk and ride with her home (she lives about a block from where I live).

If anyone wants to see what my road bike is made of, go to the "Introductions" part of the main page.

Looking forward to being a part of the heated yet funny as hell discussions on here.
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Old 12-20-05, 10:55 PM   #2
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is she hot?
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Old 12-21-05, 11:07 AM   #3
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is she hot?

What? Who?
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Old 12-21-05, 11:35 AM   #4
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I have a co-worker who said if I ever wanted a ride home I could throw the bike in her trunk and ride with her home (she lives about a block from where I live)
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Are you doing the Drity Dozen on the fixed gear? I am looking forward to it.
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Old 12-21-05, 02:51 PM   #6
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Dude no...I think I would've mentioned that she was hot...only if she was. She is cool, but 55 years old, and somebody I don't even want that kind of picture in my head! see, there ya gone and done it, I got the picture, and she's sitting 2 cubicles down from me (typing this from my job). Gonna go gag now. Thanks buddy.

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Tell me more about this paypal coupon you speak of. heh. <-- poor as ****
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Dude no...I think I would've mentioned that she was hot...only if she was. She is cool, but 55 years old, and somebody I don't even want that kind of picture in my head! see, there ya gone and done it, I got the picture, and she's sitting 2 cubicles down from me (typing this from my job). Gonna go gag now. Thanks buddy.

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sorry bud .... take the ride, but be careful!
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Old 12-21-05, 05:59 PM   #9
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Tell me more about this paypal coupon you speak of. heh. <-- poor as ****
It was paypal coupon code C11-GIFTGUIDE - sorry buddy, this coupon expired 12/18. I'm pretty poor, but I try to spend all my money for them damn bikes.

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sorry bud .... take the ride, but be careful!
This woman I am talking about, I'm gonna do a gag gift for her. Wrap 2 packs of cigs lengthwise, looks exactly like a necklace box, and even feels like the same weight as one. heh, her eyes are gonna widen when I give her this "present". She is a smoker, and I am too unfortuantly. I have no damn motivation to quit except for the fact that I am supporting tobacco industries. I smoke American Spirit Organic, no additives or preservatives...maybe I show grow my own? I won't quit the other kind of smokable plant!!

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