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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 03-18-06, 09:09 AM   #1
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ant bike mike bikes? anyone got one?

check out the major taylor bike made in holliston mass. i want one. bad.

anyone have one?

i am becoming very acquisitive vis a vis bikes. help me.

http://www.antbikemike.com/images/Bi...r/iver2big.jpg
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Old 03-18-06, 12:10 PM   #2
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damn! you know you want one. major taylor an' *****! admit it. they're not keiran (or whatever though).
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Old 03-18-06, 12:12 PM   #3
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A good friend of mine has an ant pursuit style bike. It's beautiful! I think that bostontrevor is also working with mike to have a bike built up for him... hell he might already have it.
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Old 03-18-06, 12:55 PM   #4
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He made lugged wood for the nahbs.
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Old 03-18-06, 01:00 PM   #5
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I am way into that aesthetically, but I can't shake the feeling of, that bendy tube looks cool but what's the practical application.
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Old 03-18-06, 02:00 PM   #6
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The bendy tube looks cool. End of story. You can check his website if you want the full story.

Yeah, I'm getting one, but it won't be done for another few weeks and I won't see it until I'm back in Ireland in April. I'll be sure to post up when it's done, though.
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Old 03-18-06, 05:20 PM   #7
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I've got mad love for the ant bikes, but my wallet doesn't give me ant bike sort of love...

I am slowly turning my old conversion into a scorcher though, old 60's british touring bike priest bars, 700x35 tires, bmx pedals, all the parts are there but the tweaking has just begun.
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Old 03-18-06, 07:39 PM   #8
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that front hub is ridiculous.
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Old 03-18-06, 07:53 PM   #9
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anyone know why he angles the rear track ends down? ive heard of others giving them an upwards angle to decrese the need to adjust your rear break if you have one... but why down?
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that front hub is ridiculous.
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Old 03-19-06, 06:56 AM   #11
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Then it is ridiculously awesome.
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Old 03-23-06, 09:32 PM   #12
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i'd really like to see more pictures of ANT bikes than what he has on his site. every single one that i see is awesome.
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Old 03-23-06, 10:39 PM   #13
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i'd really like to see more pictures of ANT bikes than what he has on his site. every single one that i see is awesome.
I second this motion! I've been collecting ANT bike pictures wherever I find them. here's a couple on bikecult.com:

http://bikecult.com/works/archive/04...es/antRTN.html (I love this one!)
http://www.bikecult.com/works/archiv...les/antRL.html

And FGG:

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005/nov/Rick.htm
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/f/lydia.htm
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005...acobKnable.htm
http://fixedgeargallery.com/2004/d/greetham.htm
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005/feb/kennedy.htm
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Old 03-24-06, 07:48 AM   #14
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i vow to you all today that i'm gonna sell all my crap and use the money to buy antbike mike's bikes. i will be the customer of his ****in' dreams. i mean every bike he makes will be mine from here on out. for real.
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Old 03-24-06, 08:38 AM   #15
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I love his bikes. The front drum hubs are indeed most awesome.
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The bendy tube looks cool. End of story.
Seriously! I keep looking out for an old cruiser frame with that kind of frame so I can build it up as a scorcher. I found one once, but it was too small and the diameter of the seat tube was so narrow that when I tried to use a wicked-long post, it just bent under my weight. I guess I'll have to start saving for my ANT (my son can just go to U. Mass., anyway).
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I can't decide about those bikes. innovative designs, a builder with a bulletproof CV, tigged with style, for the people by the people, blablabla. But goddamn are they expensive.
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