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    i'm an experienced roadie and just bought a new road bike, so i'm interested in converting my 1986 steelie Trek to a fixie or single speed. I'm new to this kind of cycling, so can anyone refer me to some tips about this? Also...anyone know anyone in Austin who does this kind of conversion? Thanks...I look forward to trying it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drdhsimon
    i'm an experienced roadie and just bought a new road bike, so i'm interested in converting my 1986 steelie Trek to a fixie or single speed. I'm new to this kind of cycling, so can anyone refer me to some tips about this? Also...anyone know anyone in Austin who does this kind of conversion? Thanks...I look forward to trying it out!

    Sheldon Brown... I repeat Sheldon Brown.... http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed/index.html


    Beyond that there is a abuntance of info in this forum. Dig in and prepare to become hooked and spend a lot of cash(not that it can't be done on the cheap but everyone loves UPGRADES!)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by drdhsimon
    Also...anyone know anyone in Austin who does this kind of conversion? Thanks...I look forward to trying it out!
    P.S. I don't know of any shops in Austin off the top of my head but I'm sure there are some... I'll be there for the 2007 Houston to Austin MS 150, I love that ride...

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    i've never dealt with them directly, but i'm sure somebody at yellow bike can help you with your conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyphotons
    i've never dealt with them directly, but i'm sure somebody at yellow bike can help you with your conversion.

    I've never seen that group....looks interesting. I'll check them out. Thanks
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    I think he is calling you a hipster...
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    get drunk, ride a scooter, don't steal your girlfriends bike back, get laid anyway, post about it on the internets.

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    i just want to keep using my old frame that gave me lots of good miles.....and another way to improve my road-bike riding.
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    i dont blame you.
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    lolzers u r stupid
    don't worry, most of his posts are equally intelligent...
    Quote Originally Posted by kemmer View Post
    get drunk, ride a scooter, don't steal your girlfriends bike back, get laid anyway, post about it on the internets.

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    haha, no need to justify. there are so many sarcastic *******s (myself included, on my good days) around here that you have to take everything with a grain of salt.

    apparently among this clique the term "hipster" has become the go-to insult. this is a shame, because i know lots of fixed gear riders, and there are so many sweet applicable insults that are going unused.

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    ps- follow the link in the first reply to sheldonbrown.com

    you can find almost any answer that you might have on that site. its a great resource. good luck with your conversion and have fun riding.
    Quote Originally Posted by kemmer View Post
    get drunk, ride a scooter, don't steal your girlfriends bike back, get laid anyway, post about it on the internets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyphotons
    haha, no need to justify. there are so many sarcastic *******s (myself included, on my good days) around here that you have to take everything with a grain of salt.

    apparently among this clique the term "hipster" has become the go-to insult. this is a shame, because i know lots of fixed gear riders, and there are so many sweet applicable insults that are going unused.
    i dont even think hipsters are real anymore. everybody has a different explanation of what a hipster is, and nobody ever likes them. does anybody ever claim to be a hipster?

    edit: and i agree, there must be way more insults, especially ones better than hipster!
    Quote Originally Posted by kemmer View Post
    get drunk, ride a scooter, don't steal your girlfriends bike back, get laid anyway, post about it on the internets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryand
    i dont even think hipsters are real anymore.
    Hahahahaha! Good one.
    Last edited by carleton; 10-18-06 at 05:14 PM.

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    shut up with your namby pamby miami heat colours you dumb idiot!
    Quote Originally Posted by kemmer View Post
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    Miami Vice, Hell Yeah!



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    oh yeah, i meant miami vice, not miami heat. ha, i'll go back to shutting up now.
    Quote Originally Posted by kemmer View Post
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