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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 01-22-07, 06:41 PM   #1
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silliest bike you have ever converted?

-horribly ugly pink and grey and yellow '80's Peugeot MTB

-Kabuki road bike that I put northroads, a loud horn (!), fenders, a rack, and multicolor spoke protectors

and, my personal low:

-an Autobike. One of the newer ones. I actually use it now and sort of like it. I just use it around campus though.
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Old 01-22-07, 07:44 PM   #2
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a 52cm sloping ****ty new K-mart style mtb frame (though its 700c) with a gigantic headtube, kermit green paintjob and crap geometry. I'll get some pics of it.
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Old 01-23-07, 12:23 AM   #3
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this thread is worthless without pics.
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Old 01-23-07, 12:29 AM   #4
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there is mine.

photos and all

and that lockring is tight

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^^^ I feel wrong for liking this one.
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^^^ I feel wrong for liking this one.
You should. The tape holding the bartape in place came undone about 3secs before i pressed the shoot button. It adds to the 'look at my piece of s***' look.

Oh yeah. 114cm wheelbase!!!
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Old 01-23-07, 07:49 AM   #8
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Mongoose BMX. used a solid wheel from an exercise bicycle.
no lockring,brakes, or toeclips, because that would be intelligent.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/144/325505099_c245a470ef.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/139/325505111_84c64a23ab.jpg
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Old 01-23-07, 02:15 PM   #9
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throw on some clips and straps and that thing has skid competition written all over it.
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Old 01-23-07, 04:34 PM   #10
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friend of mine is converting a folding bike to fixed gear
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Old 01-23-07, 04:40 PM   #11
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Like vpower, it once had a 20 kilogram exercise bike flywheel for a wheel. Except mine had a freewheel so I used it on the back. It was silly and dangerous and impractical, but that is pretty much what that bike was designed to be. A waste of time and money!
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Old 01-23-07, 06:14 PM   #12
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Someone get a picture of that slingshot conversion in here...
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