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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 03-02-06, 10:08 PM   #1
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New Ride.

Just built up a Jamis Exile SingleSpeed.


So far my review is that it's awesome. I had heard that there were problems with the clickit lockout but that Manitou fixed them halfway through the production. Mine is fine so far. I've never ridden with suspension, and I've never had disc brakes (much less hydraulic). I've quickly become a fan. My other mtb is an aluminum frame (XACD) so I'm loving the reynolds 653 on this too.

I'm not getting rid of the full rigid or the fixies anytime soon, but for a while I think I'm going to try to focus on getting on the dirt.
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Old 03-03-06, 06:51 AM   #2
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Oh hell yes. Nice choice QP, those are la bomba. Nice lean tubing, stupid simple everything, and you don't have to deal with any cables at all, except for the lockout on the fork.

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that thing is sweet. i really all like the bikes that jamis makes!
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Old 03-03-06, 09:40 AM   #4
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Oh hell yes. Nice choice QP, those are la bomba. Nice lean tubing, stupid simple everything, and you don't have to deal with any cables at all. Next time I go riding down at West Woods or Trumbull I'll give you a shout.
AP, dude, you're convincing QP with GP.
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Just built up a Jamis Exile SingleSpeed.


...but for a while I think I'm going to try to focus on getting on the dirt.
Congrats on the nice bike. After you have given it a nice coat of dirt, post a picture.
I hope your weekend weather will be as good as it is here in HOuston. This will be the first weekend in like amonth that I will get some dirt time. F*N Rodeo!
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AP, dude, you're convincing QP with GP.
I am a moron. Nonetheless, it is a sassy mountain beast.
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