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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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    Hey, that thing lives a few blocks from me. Elliott Bay Bikes has some sweet rides.

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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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    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.
    riding a bike is NOT probable cause

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    Training, extra precaution...
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-ride
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach
    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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