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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 12-25-06, 10:48 PM   #1
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christmas funsies

opened some presents and discovered a new surly hub, new cog and lockring, and brooks saddle. 'twas just what i needed to get the beater beast back on the road after a horrifying hub-stripping incident. a short while later i had the new hub and spokes laced to the old rim and the saddle chopped and ready to go. may the fun begin!






and a close-up of the brooks after a quick chop:



i feel all happy and giddy. anyone else spend christmas playing with new bike goodies?
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Old 12-25-06, 10:53 PM   #2
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I got rollers for xmas and I have been enjoying the heck out of them. NICE CHOP JOB!!!! Any tips? That **** looks so smooth! Me likey!
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Old 12-26-06, 02:20 PM   #3
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Same Same. Got Rollers. Spent the morning on the trainer, so tonight, I'm setting up the rollers.
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Old 12-26-06, 04:12 PM   #4
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Where upstate? I too love the chop.
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Old 12-27-06, 12:21 AM   #5
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nice spokecard too!
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Bike looks clean. What stem is that?
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Old 12-27-06, 05:26 PM   #7
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thanks for the complements on the chop. it was done via carpet-knife and sandpaper. i started using a dremel to sand the edges but it made the whole shop smell like burning cow ass so i decided it was probably overkill.
as for the stem, it's a nitto dynamic 80mm that i found collecting dust in a bucket of old threaded stems at work.
and i'm glad someone noticed the b-e-a-utiful space monkey spokecard. 'tis the only one i rock.
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