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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 01-14-06, 08:39 AM   #1
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Big Chainring!

Found this pic at PezCyclingNews...oh my aching knees...
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Old 01-14-06, 09:01 AM   #2
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He must have been going for a land speed record!
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severe case of chainring envy.
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Old 01-14-06, 09:39 AM   #4
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He must have been going for a land speed record!
Actually, I am pretty sure he was.
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Old 01-14-06, 09:51 AM   #5
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blame canada
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Old 01-14-06, 10:11 AM   #6
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I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
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wouldnt a set of more reachy bars help alot....oh yeah and a stem
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You know, I've never seen that picture before.
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That guy has a saggy chain AND his pants are pulled up too high. Coincidence?
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Old 01-14-06, 11:39 AM   #11
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THat first one has ONLY 87 teeth???? it looks WAY bigger than that
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Old 01-14-06, 03:05 PM   #13
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THat first one has ONLY 87 teeth???? it looks WAY bigger than that
from the pic (and the era) I'd guess that's 87 teeth at 1 inch pitch.
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Old 01-14-06, 03:45 PM   #14
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wow, i've seen pics of that bike, and if i remember right, it reached speed of 109 mph. that or a similar bike. anyhow, i wonder how he got started...that'd be a beast to get up to speed on.
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i think you get pulled for a bit, then you're on your own.

(aside from the drafting, of course)
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from the pic (and the era) I'd guess that's 87 teeth at 1 inch pitch.
Ah... good point... 174 teeth seems more reasonable.
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