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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 06-11-06, 08:05 PM   #1
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My ongoing project - Fuji Track 06

Hello ladies and gentlemen.

Remember this bad boy?


He looks like this now! (I took 2 pictures for good measure)



The 'horns might look a little funny, because of the shadow, but they're set parallel to the top tube. About the project- as I stated above, my ongoing project. I've got a Modolo hinge joint stem coming in the mail. (I like changing handlebars a lot for testing, so I searched for a stem that'll let me change without unwrapping bars to get them on.) Also some Stella Azzurra Eleganza tape coming, in blue/white.

Only part left to change to make everything happy and warm is the seat. The seat gets uncomfy every few miles and I've got to adjust myself. In the past week I've made probably over 50 adjustments in angle, height, position, but I keep finding myself adjusting myself every few miles. I've got to go to the LBS's around and test out saddles. I would like either a Black/blue/white saddle just to match color scheme. Does anyone have a comfy saddle that they'd recommend? (IMO cut outs are very comfy!)

As my project of making a nice beater keeps going, I'll update you all with photos.

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Old 06-11-06, 08:07 PM   #2
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So, new wheels?
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Old 06-11-06, 08:13 PM   #3
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Yeah, the new wheels are a deluxe wheelset from Tony. Non machined side wall Deep V's, black spokes, IRO hubs. Also I got a 17t cog from him. It's much better now running 17 skid patches with 48-17, since I'm brakeless. (48-16 was a 3:0 ratio which only gave me 1 skid patch )
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Old 06-11-06, 08:19 PM   #4
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blue and black fizik arione?
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Old 06-11-06, 08:39 PM   #5
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I had always thought that Fizik saddles look a little odd. From what I've seen they're a bit longer and wider. Do you think that it having so much surface area helps you find a happy medium, or do you switch positions a lot?

EDIT: By the way I was considering a Brooks B17N. I wasn't sure about it because I had asked a few people, and some say that it's uncomfortable if you're not riding in a somewhat upright position.
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I've been riding an arione since december and I love it. The rails are super long as is the whole saddle so you have a huge range of adjustment. The saddle is light comfy and comes in a ton of colors. um yeah i dig it. Cheers
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Brake?
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I really dig the way that wheel set works with the frame.

I love my fuji, rock it.
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proud owner of fuji too

Having ditched the stock gear I'd recommend one of those carbon cutout saddles.
pretty happy with the velo saddle, can be found at nashbar.
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Brake?
Overrated. >p

Well, actually I think it takes out from the elegance of the bike. I don't ever carry more than a backpack full of stuff, so I do some light commuting on it. I've got an ultra beat up beater for carrying larger loads with brakes and stuff. I think with this bike it's already easy enough to backpedal then skip/skid to a stop. It...must...have....style....pointssss !!!
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being severly injured...or dead:
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Overrated. >p
start...war...now...
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Your bars seem slightly less... ahem, erect, now. Looks sharp.
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What size frame is that?
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What size frame is that?
It's a 54cm Fuji Track 06. Should've gone with the 53cm, but LBS would have to make me wait a while longer to order/ship it and stuff...

Had to ride it asap

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Your bars seem slightly less... ahem, erect, now. Looks sharp.
Yeah I got ridiculed quite a bit for having ***** bars. Now that I actually changed the angle, I think it feels better, not to mention looks cooler . I'm in a much more aero-position, and I feel just as comfy.

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man there are 06 fuji tracks everywhere i look... but the fact is it's kind of a hot bike. i really dig the white rims; as was previously stated they go really well with teh bike. right now i'm riding white tape, but it's kind of getting to the point of doodoo grey now.



props for taking the time to work on your bike. as for now all i really really want are some track drops and a new saddle. can't afford either, so it will stay in its current state for a while longer.
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Very nice, I'm gonna build up a red deep V machined wheelset for my buddy who's got an '06. The white is pretty sharp! I'm debating whether to build up a white or pink deep v wheelset for my beater. Youth, those chainrings look similar to the ones that I got. I picked up mine at Danscomp.
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Very nice, I'm gonna build up a red deep V machined wheelset for my buddy who's got an '06. The white is pretty sharp! I'm debating whether to build up a white or pink deep v wheelset for my beater. Youth, those chainrings look similar to the ones that I got. I picked up mine at Danscomp.
it's a 'rocket,' aka generic piece of crap, but i love it anyway. the guys at recycles seem to trust them, and i trust their judgement. plus it was only like 15 bucks. also as strange and flat as it looks, i kind of like that better than the old black. not to mention 44t = easier ride
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man there are 06 fuji tracks everywhere i look... but the fact is it's kind of a hot bike. i really dig the white rims; as was previously stated they go really well with teh bike. right now i'm riding white tape, but it's kind of getting to the point of doodoo grey now.



props for taking the time to work on your bike. as for now all i really really want are some track drops and a new saddle. can't afford either, so it will stay in its current state for a while longer.
I'm thinking of blue/white tape, but I might reconsider now. I might keep the seat/handlebars black/black since I would imagine that those parts get dirty easily... Or does anyone know of a white tape that will just ... reject dust and dirt? (I don't want a doo doo grey!! )


EDIT: Here's a picture that doesn't make my bullhorns look funny


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Old 06-12-06, 10:42 PM   #19
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man that really is hot. i love those rims
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Hey ka12na or youth, I'm considering purchasing a Fuji track '06 frame and swapping all the parts from my current road conversion onto it.

I was just wondering if there's any toe overlap with yours, and how's the geometry for city riding?

Thanks
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