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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 05-06-06, 11:01 PM   #1
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Backyard Find

I went looking at apartments yesterday. Chained up in the back of a place that I probably am going to be renting were two tenspeed looking bikes. One was a Panasonic and the other I don't know yet. I didn't want to look too interested just in case they turn out to be somthing I would offer to buy.

I went back tonight to take some stealth photos but it was way dark bak there and I didn't want to arouse suspision but I managed to get a snap of the Panasonic. As some of you know I am totally newb to fixed riding in fact I am still awaiting my first ride, a Mark V expected 5/10. But tell me, what do you think of this bike? I am going back soon and will take better detailed pics of this one and the other similar one its chained up with in some better light.

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Old 05-06-06, 11:07 PM   #2
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eh, if you can steal it/get it for free...then word.


otherwise, eh.
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Old 05-06-06, 11:51 PM   #3
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That fork looks bent at any rate.
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Old 05-07-06, 07:51 AM   #4
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no, it doesn't
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Old 05-07-06, 08:28 AM   #5
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how tall are you? that looks like what... a 62?
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Old 05-07-06, 12:32 PM   #6
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I'd say less than 62.. maybe a 59/60
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It obviously isnt being used. Id say check it out if you like it leave a note on it offering to buy it. If you dont get a response then talk to the landlord/manager of the complex and talk to them about how long its been there if its been awhile you might be able to talk them into letting you have it. I did this once and scored a nice fuji sagres road bike for free cept the prcie of paper that I used leaving notes at the doors
of folks around the place.
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Old 05-07-06, 04:16 PM   #8
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theres vintage bike near my house that is having no one taking care of it.. i think i may ask if i could have it..
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Check out the dropouts... if they are quality, go for it. Stamped metal = not worth your time.
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