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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 01-28-07, 07:04 PM   #1
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Lets see some conversions!

Track bikes are nice and all, but I think there is something to be said about a well done conversion.

I'll start off with mine, although it is far from being well done, and is now scrapped due to a run in with a gate. Thats it in it's mock up stage, in the end it was only front brake and front lever, some brown bar tape and matching tires.

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Old 01-28-07, 07:06 PM   #2
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Here's my first conversion!

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Old 01-28-07, 07:11 PM   #3
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My 68cm Fuji. Re-brazing, re-painting, and upgrading for my winter project. It'll make for a fun backup.
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Old 01-28-07, 07:11 PM   #4
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My Latest Conversion...Mid 80's Nishiki


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Old 01-28-07, 07:15 PM   #5
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my motobecane
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Old 01-28-07, 07:18 PM   #6
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san diego above the 15?
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Old 01-28-07, 07:19 PM   #7
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Here's mine. I got the frame for 200. I wrapped it in electric tape because the color is so bright (the pic sucks to tell). Its been great and im very thankful to God for this blessing.
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Old 01-28-07, 07:28 PM   #8
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this was a pretty nice ride until it got parted out. The grips worked pretty well the way they were. Alot of people gave me **** about em though.

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Old 01-28-07, 07:32 PM   #9
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san diego above the 15?
yep. the stadium makes for good lighting
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Old 01-28-07, 07:32 PM   #10
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Old 01-28-07, 07:35 PM   #11
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I've posted it before but... here's my latest conversion


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Old 01-28-07, 07:36 PM   #12
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Old 01-28-07, 07:41 PM   #13
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Here's mine. I got the frame for 200. I wrapped it in electric tape because the color is so bright (the pic sucks to tell). Its been great and im very thankful to God for this blessing.
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Hey, I like the new stem. That's electrical tape eh? I thought it was balck paint. I think your bike would look nice tapeless in the orange, but ive already *****ed enough to you about it.
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Old 01-28-07, 07:41 PM   #14
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heres my first conversion from a while back. miyata i picked out of the dumpster behind my lbs.
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Old 01-28-07, 07:42 PM   #15
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She's mine. Stella. Recently stripped and repainted the frame, new wheels, cranks, saddle and seatpost, bar wrap and brake. I did the Hour of Power race last night in Philly, the first test of the new ride. Not too bad...
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Old 01-28-07, 07:46 PM   #16
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Nice ride stella.
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Old 01-28-07, 08:05 PM   #18
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sometimes i see converted rossins or bassos or any other nice italian frame, and i cant stand it, the road bike that it should be is crying somewhere... but i agree there is alot of character in a good conversion
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Old 01-28-07, 08:05 PM   #19
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Here's my second conversion, a 1973ish Italvega Nuovo Record. Currently it has red bar tape, a Cinelli stem, and chrome fenders for the winter. I also chopped the Brooks.
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Old 01-28-07, 08:19 PM   #20
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my first ever fixed gear
special features included a sucide hub, rubber coated plastic saddle, flat bars with gaffing tape and electric tape holding my right toe strap together.


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Old 01-28-07, 08:27 PM   #21
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That was my first conversion.

And that was my second. I acually dont have any conversions anymore. I gave away the Ross frame, and I hung up the Suteki frame because it is too small/dead.
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Old 01-28-07, 08:56 PM   #22
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word. my grandparents live a few blocks from there.
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My 68cm Fuji. Re-brazing, re-painting, and upgrading for my winter project. It'll make for a fun backup.
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Old 01-28-07, 10:22 PM   #25
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Here's my Panasonic sport 1000


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