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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 04-24-06, 07:55 PM   #1
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this is what happens when you don't pay attention to your build

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Old 04-24-06, 07:57 PM   #2
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I love it, left side drives are the new fixed...
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Old 04-24-06, 07:58 PM   #3
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You strip 1/3 of the paint in frustration?
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Old 04-24-06, 07:58 PM   #4
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I almost did left side drive in my Merican just 'cuz.
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Old 04-24-06, 08:01 PM   #5
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me, the only problem i can see with a left side drive is if you lift it over your right shoulder.
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Old 04-24-06, 08:03 PM   #6
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Can't you just ride upside down?
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Old 04-24-06, 08:03 PM   #7
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You strip 1/3 of the paint in frustration?
Nah dawg, that's 1/3 a bikes worth of style, check the intact decals.
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Old 04-24-06, 08:08 PM   #8
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Nah dawg, that's 1/3 a bikes worth of style, check the intact decals.
+1
tange #1 no less
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Old 04-24-06, 08:17 PM   #9
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was that IRONMAN decal put on after you stripped some of the paint?
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Old 04-24-06, 08:20 PM   #10
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Is that stripped paint or just an awesome early 90s fade?
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Old 04-24-06, 08:20 PM   #11
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I've seen 2 of these frames before. One I bought for a friend off ebay and he wrecked it and crinkled the down tube. The other came into the shop with a guy that was like "what's suntour?"

Apparently they were affordable bikes, considering the sweet (or not so sweet, dependin on your tastes) paintjob. I personally think they look cool.

You also forgot to mount a tire. I've done all of the above before. I've even mounted cranks kangaroo style.
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Old 04-24-06, 08:21 PM   #12
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was that IRONMAN decal put on after you stripped some of the paint?
That's an IRONMAN DAVE SCOTT.

Do not dis!
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Old 04-24-06, 08:22 PM   #13
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You guys need to see a close up of this crazy marble swirl paintjob to appreciate it. Willing to indulge us, Dolface?
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Old 04-24-06, 08:28 PM   #14
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what sashae said.

this used to be my crit bike, hence the numerous nicks and biffs in the paint.

and for chuck norris:





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Old 04-24-06, 08:29 PM   #15
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centurion ironmans (ironmen?) were awesome affordable steel tri-bikes form the early 90's
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Is there any problem with keeping the drive on the left side? As long as the wheel is fixed it should be fine shouldn't it?
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thanks dolface!!!

Super marbley swirly goodness. Kind of outer galaxy-like, too!
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Old 04-24-06, 08:36 PM   #18
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Is there any problem with keeping the drive on the left side? As long as the wheel is fixed it should be fine shouldn't it?
your pedals tend to unscrew and the cog and lockring are threaded the wrong way...
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Old 04-24-06, 09:48 PM   #19
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Fixed, it should work fine. But you might find your freewheel to be a bit low geared.
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Old 04-24-06, 10:01 PM   #20
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Very cool frame. Reminds me of a mountain bike my brother had when we were kids. Black frame, with about 1/3 of it painted hot green that faded to the black with kind of a speckled paint look.
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Old 04-24-06, 10:31 PM   #21
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My bmx is left side drive =]

Sweet frame btw.
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Old 04-24-06, 10:42 PM   #22
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frame's cool, paint job on the other hand... yikes.
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Old 04-24-06, 10:53 PM   #23
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It blows my mind that something that facile was once considered a purebred crit bike..and so few years ago too.
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Old 04-24-06, 10:53 PM   #24
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I loved those bikes. Killer deals.
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dolface*,

Sorry you geeked up the build on this one. So the Ironman logo clashes with the drapes. ***** happens. Frankly, I don't care at the moment. Just finsihed having wild, crazy monkey sex with the gf and and am not in the right state of mind to worry about such trivial stuff.

p.s.-have nice day.

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