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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 01-27-06, 01:48 PM   #1
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out and proud broke-down beaters only! stuff that makes you go Ugh! (ugh!) No-no-no noooo…

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Old 01-27-06, 01:50 PM   #2
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got a couple, but no full pics of either.

the ross.



the trek.

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Old 01-27-06, 01:57 PM   #3
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the mercien i've been helping my friend build




and this is my crappy schwinn thats on loan to a friend. its crap. did i mention its crap? in the picture it is in coaster brake mode, but its currently fixed.



ALL HAIL THE UGLINESS.
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Old 01-27-06, 01:59 PM   #4
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R.I.P Sweet Motobecane.
You were my first, and I think of you fondly.

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Old 01-27-06, 02:03 PM   #5
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The bike I ride in the snow and rain...
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****ing woot! my signature used to be "ride more beaters!" this was my first fixie:

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Old 01-27-06, 02:06 PM   #7
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R.I.P Sweet Motobecane.
You were my first, and I think of you fondly.
dopes the RIP have anything to do with that bent fork?
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Old 01-27-06, 02:07 PM   #8
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dopes the RIP have anything to do with that bent fork?

A little.
I rode it for a little bit with a BikeWorks but it soon got cannibalized for my Pake.
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Old 01-27-06, 02:11 PM   #9
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It's never as good as the first time. To think I ditched this thing for a Gios track bike.
Oh, to have cottered 175 cranks again!
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Old 01-27-06, 02:13 PM   #10
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here is my sexually confused bike....a bit outdated picture.... now has drops, new cranks, and 44 tooth ring instead of 48




although I am getting this frame soon

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never mind.

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the mercien i've been helping my friend build




and this is my crappy schwinn thats on loan to a friend. its crap. did i mention its crap? in the picture it is in coaster brake mode, but its currently fixed.



ALL HAIL THE UGLINESS.
what's wrong with that schwinn? i like it...i do sort of have a thing about (some) schwinns, though.
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Old 01-27-06, 02:47 PM   #13
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GF's fixie behind my schwinn.
Drunk on the L (traveling with non-bikers)

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Old 01-27-06, 03:21 PM   #14
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-only differences now is that the front fork has a red fade from the dropouts and the stays have a silver fade from the dropouts to about half way up the stays to try and cover up the fact that i have 2 differnt colored wheels.
-also it has a gatorskin on the front now.
-2 different crank arms
-700c in the back, 27x1 1/4 in the front
-matte black garage paint job with copper leaf highlights
-currently has drops from my fuji track on it
-suicide hub with lots of red locktite
-45x15 with the other outer chainring still attached
-braze ons left on, some are taped over with gaffers tape now

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Old 01-27-06, 03:28 PM   #15
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i think some of you missed the fact that these were supposed to be CRAP conversions!! Not nice conversions that just happen to not be track bikes...
I will have a pic of mine up soon.

generic univega, mis matched deore/biopace cranks, rusted original brake on front
ancient tubular rims with cheapest tubies I could find.
generic pre-aero aluminum brake levers
Generic quil adapter since I dont have a quill stem, generic Giant adjustable stem, generic Nashbar 15 dollar handlebars.
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rusted/peeling origianl headset
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Old 01-27-06, 03:34 PM   #16
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yeah zappcatt's right. mismatched stuff. rust. doorags. rattlecan overspray…
i mean basically anything that looks like half as ugly as metallo pesante's bike

let's not **** around here kids, i wanna see some fug life
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Old 01-27-06, 03:42 PM   #17
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yeah zappcatt's right. mismatched stuff. rust. doorags. rattlecan overspray…
i mean basically anything that looks like half as ugly as metallo pesante's bike

let's not **** around here kids, i wanna see some fug life

thanks....i try
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Old 01-27-06, 03:45 PM   #18
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I got y'all beat(er).

-Tweaked 1976 Apollo mk1 frame (I drove it into my garage ontop of my car)
-generic fork
-OG Sugino cottered cranks and chainwheels
-OG Rigida steel rear rim
-Weinman aluminum front rim
-242* loctite/rotafix suicide hub
-KMC chain
-15T dura ace track cog
-Continental tires
-Planet bike fenders
-Wellgo MTB pedals
-Nitto MTB bar with bmx lever

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Old 01-27-06, 03:55 PM   #19
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I need a better picture of mine, with all the scuffed details, mismatched wheels, no bar tape, 27 inch wheels, 1 1/4 wide tires,

and matching pedals and cranks!!!
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Old 01-27-06, 04:30 PM   #20
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vitali aluminum road frame (dumpstered)
alex rims
shimano front hub, ENO rear
Deda stem
serfas tires
kalloy seat post
old Shimano 600 cranks
shimano pedals (?)
cinelli bars

looking at this now i wish i still had it but my new build drained me of cash and this stuff had to go.
although it was nice to hook up a friend with a good deal on his first fixed gear.
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Old 01-27-06, 05:55 PM   #21
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too small, unaligned, poo colored early 70s atala
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Old 01-27-06, 06:20 PM   #22
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Oh hells ya. Here's White Sputter:



I equate a good beater to having sex with one of my college roommates. She was a farmgirl from Texas who walked like the terminator (Arnold, not Kristanna) and made pizzas with canned pork. I'm assuming if she ever wanted to have sex with someone she's just throw them against a wall and say, "Alright, let's get to this." In that sense, a good beater doesn't have time for any of that "bling" or even "matching crank arms" nonesense - it's too busy getting **** done.
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Old 01-27-06, 06:20 PM   #23
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am i the only one who rides a crappy, ugly looking conversion? all the ones that have been posted are rather nice looking, i think the point of this post was to get everybody's ugliest mismatched conversison out of the closet and take a picture of it.

a few paint chips isn't ugly, just wear and tear. lbthomps sexually confused bike is pretty ugly...(no offense)
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am i the only one who rides a crappy, ugly looking conversion? all the ones that have been posted are rather nice looking, i think the point of this post was to get everybody's ugliest mismatched conversison out of the closet and take a picture of it.

a few paint chips isn't ugly, just wear and tear. lbthomps sexually confused bike is pretty ugly...(no offense)
i feel bad now...here is a way older bike...a couple of years ago.

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Old 01-27-06, 06:41 PM   #25
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The guy who I got the campy cranks from was aghast that I put them on a conversion. My old conversion is soon to be long gone, and the campy cranks have moved onto a real track bike.

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