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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 02-15-06, 06:43 PM   #1
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HELP with my new mercier ASAP

ok i know it's a cheap mercier and some people don't like it, but please help me. I've waited over two weeks for it. Ok so i built the whole thing. i get to the wheel. it's 700 x 23c tire so i start to place it on the fork holes but when both sides are in, the tire is way past the bottom tube. it seems the wheel is tooo big for that little fork. help me. i want to ride now.......
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Old 02-15-06, 06:50 PM   #2
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wow. ok, so i figured it out. i had the fork backwards. i am such a girl, and I'm a biochemists. I am soo sad.
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Old 02-15-06, 06:54 PM   #3
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problem solved.
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Don't be sad. You just solved your own problem.
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wow. ok, so i figured it out. i had the fork backwards. i am such a girl, and I'm a biochemists. I am soo sad.
hee hee! same thing happend to me, too!

however, you can't post about a new bike without a pic, dontcha know?

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Old 02-15-06, 07:05 PM   #6
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what in the world? this thread still hasn't had any zingers... 5 posts and we are all still holding our mouths shut!
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i guess we're trying to be nice this time
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or maybe its because the OP is a girl?
you know how the BF guys are
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trying to build a stayers bike eh?
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yep: sexist.
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I don't know why, but I find that very cute.
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We want pics. Of the bike too.
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Old 02-15-06, 07:12 PM   #13
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We want pics. Of the bike too.
haha, c'mon guys
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...help me. i want to ride now.......
ok dudes, have fun.
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ok dudes, have fun.
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sorry Diana,
we're all nice guys
but this is how we "communicate" on BF,
perhaps that's just how guys talk anyway, on or off the internet
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i figured that much. i thought about calling a guy for a second, but ever since hillary c. and condi rice, i decided that there was a simple answer to my problem. It's ok guys have fun.
as for a pic. i am sooo embarssed. It's that damn black mercier sprtymama sells on ebay. I was excited until i read everyone talking about how horrible the parts were. I know i should be proud. As soon as a get a nice set of wheels and a stem i'll post it. That way my penis doesn't seem so small.
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sorry to say that the penis will remain small until it gets njs certified. those are the rules these days (even for girls) --- it takes more than shiny wheels to cut it in this world.
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and the people that ruin those parts would ruin most parts, so just because some say that they are not good doesn't mean that a ton of other people will think that they are good enough. you know? i'm sure that bike will be a fine ride for a long time, and when and if the parts crap out for you, you've got plenty of suggestions here. have a fun ride!
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Old 02-15-06, 07:33 PM   #20
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what is njs
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nah, the parts aren't that crappy.

just make sure your cog and lockring are tight before you ride.
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Exactly.
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Old 02-15-06, 07:36 PM   #23
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that was my next question. how to i make sure that both are tight
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oh noes,
erases sexual joke.

ahem* i should stop.
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search for "roto-fixa" or something similar on the net, it should provide you with a decent way of tightening the cog in the back by using the chain of your bike as a tightening tool. as for the lockring, someone chime in with one of those methods to do it without proper tools? hammer and screwdriver?

"njs" is the new fad thing among the hipster trackbiking crowd. they are stealing the style from the japanese (as payback for the japanese stealing denim from us and making it cooler). its silly and arbitrary but will totally make you much more cool.
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