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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 01-17-07, 07:18 PM   #1
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One nice bike

1946 Merlin from FGG today. Man I like this one. I want to see more of these ultra classy road fixies.

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2007...49_aol.htm#top

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Old 01-17-07, 07:30 PM   #2
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Hey, that thing lives a few blocks from me. Elliott Bay Bikes has some sweet rides.
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Old 01-17-07, 07:34 PM   #3
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That shop (Elliott Bay Bicycles) has a pretty impressive collection of old and restored track bikes and other assorted vintage bikes. Worth a stop if you're ever in Seattle. Prices on the stuff they sell can get a bit silly, but it's free to look. And yes, that bike kicks azz.
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Old 01-17-07, 07:37 PM   #4
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Check out the huuge extension on those drops. That's longer than a lot of bullhorns, it must rule for big climbs.
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I am loving the wingnut somewhat-quick-release.
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i've got zero problems with people runniing a front brake on their fixy, but for some reason i find it detestable to use a rear brake.

i'm sure people have their reasons, but i have mine too.
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i've got zero problems with people runniing a front brake on their fixy, but for some reason i find it detestable to use a rear brake.

i'm sure people have their reasons, but i have mine too.

I think the rear brake looks fine on that bike...its a whole lot better than the detestable dummy brake lever.
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I think the rear brake looks fine on that bike...its a whole lot better than the detestable dummy brake lever.
You'd also have to run cabling with a dummy lever with those breaks so it wouldn't look totally ********. Might as well run the cable to a rear break while you're at it.
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