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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 02-23-06, 04:19 PM   #1
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Saw a copy of the data book.

Damn, the only new things in cycling in the last hundred years are integrated shifters and compact geometry.
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Old 02-23-06, 04:28 PM   #2
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data book?
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Old 02-23-06, 04:31 PM   #3
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threadless headsets, clipless pedals, quick release

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Old 02-23-06, 04:34 PM   #4
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Aluminium and carbon fiber.
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the data book is good stuff.
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I'm not entirely shure of the story, but, in the early eightys, a japanese bicycle firm had a book compiled from sketches, ads and prints of frames and components from europe since the bicycle was invented. it was called the data book because that is what it said on the cover.
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Old 02-23-06, 04:37 PM   #7
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freewheels, derailures, pneumatic tires?

The bicycle as we know it is not much more than 100 years old.
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Old 02-23-06, 05:05 PM   #8
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I'll give you carbon fiber and clipless pedals, but there was a picture of a threadless stem in that book.
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Old 02-23-06, 05:46 PM   #9
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Clip on lugs are recent too.
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Sealed bearings? Detangling devices? Suspension?
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I think what should be said is not much stuff new in the last 60 years, the data book doesn't get into full swing untill the 40's. In the fortys the had: threadless headsets, clipless pedals, quick release, Aluminium, freewheels, derailleurs, pneumatic tires, sealed bearings (not cartridge), suspension. I'm not sure what a Detangling devices device is

the data book was published in 1983 by Mr. noruchi president of the Joto Ringyo company, it was basicaly his love child due to his obssesive collecting of midcentury bicycles, components and catalogs.

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I *think* intergrated shifting dates to the late 60's
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****in gyro man. you don't do barspins on your fixed?
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oh i ride brakeless I don't need that ****
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oh i ride brakeless I don't need that ****
you don't have a dummy lever hooked to a can of pepper spray?

ingenuity bro.
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100 years ago had neumatic tyre, suspension forks, free wheels, and derailleurs!
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*****ing about ostensibly bike-related crap on the internet…
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Old 02-23-06, 06:07 PM   #19
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Old 02-23-06, 06:12 PM   #20
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nah. that was covered before the internet even existed. tehz mentioned it awhile ago.


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no way dude it was totally written cause george washington was in a cult and the cult was into bikes and they use to post on this big piece of wood
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