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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, 09:37 PM   #1
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Look what I got.

The deal was too good to pass up. I traded a mountian bike I wasn't riding for it. I now have my single-speed road bike (it's got a freewheel. Maybe it'll get a flip-flob hub someday).

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That's pretty ill (pun!), I dig the ss cross. I've been batting the idea around in my head of a ss cross with magura rim brakes, and road levers (they made 'em!).
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I used to have one with a nexus 8. Nice bike.
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That's pretty ill (pun!), I dig the ss cross. I've been batting the idea around in my head of a ss cross with magura rim brakes, and road levers (they made 'em!).
Good luck finding the levers, the folks who managed to get a pair before they went out of production aren't going to give them up anytime soon - unless you got really lucky, I suspect you'd spend well over $200 for the levers along. I almost think it would be easier in some ways to make your own.

Also, hydraulic rim brakes are only marginally more powerful and controllable than V's - and also heavier - speaking from experience. They are 100% more awesome, I admit, but I would just get XTR V's and spend the money I saved on other parts.
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Old 04-25-06, 12:48 PM   #9
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Nice...now you can come into Sac and play with the rest of us. There is a messenger race on May 6th.
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