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    live free or die trying humancongereel's Avatar
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    free bike, vert dropouts....

    would you do it? worth the trouble of converting?
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    do you have a lot of rings and cogs laying around? Is it even a decent bike? Do you need another bike?

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    singlespeed
    "I don't buy new frames, it just encourages them."

    -T.G.

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    gears
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    Because when fashion conflicts with function, I vote for function.

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    It's a moral imperative TheSlav's Avatar
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    do it. run a ghost chain ring for tension....wicked scary.

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    i'd only do it if it served a purpose. like, alu with room for fenders - perfect for a foul weather bike. after all, why build it just to have a bike that you won't ride much cause you have something else that you prefer?
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    gears.

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    do it. Ive never had a problem finding a magic gear w/ a halflink

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    bar bike ian. Or give it to me so I can add it to my burdgeoning fleet of bar mutants. I have a glorious vision of all my friends coming over and getting into fisticuffs over who gets to ride the beach cruiser, pink fixie w/ apehangers, etc. etc. to the bars.

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    i have this ****ed up fantisy about doing a 2 spped bike with one of those dubble geard bmx freewheels . but thats just me. or try a 3speed cruiser hub with a tensioner.
    wrangeling dudes

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    Go geared! Having a bike that's not fixed is nice. You can take a break (hah!) from not coasting if your knees hurt and you can go on long rides (if geared). It's just also good to have a second bike if your first one gets broken and you gotta go to work.

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    or tarckeemoon, depending marqueemoon's Avatar
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    another vote for singlespeed

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    yes. more bikes the better

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    Singlespeed, for a lazy day.

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    DONT LISTEN TO THEM!

    keep it fixed, no tensioners. try to magic gear it, and if you need to, file the dropouts just a smudge. like... a micrometer. trust me. it will work, ive done it and i ran it for a year. no point in gearing that bike or throwing away a perfectly good frame. plus other fg riders will be amazed at your awesome bike with verts.
    http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/2...ressbareq7.gif

    if you are a mac n00b, copy this and paste it into your own signature

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    live free or die trying humancongereel's Avatar
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    thanks, i passed on it, but i might still be able to get on it. i thought about ss, but i love fixed. ah, well. this was great for a project i've had in mind for some time...my time will come, though.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    Quote Originally Posted by g4dhatch2
    i have this ****ed up fantisy about doing a 2 spped bike with one of those dubble geard bmx freewheels . but thats just me. or try a 3speed cruiser hub with a tensioner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    Do you need another bike?
    who doesn't need one more bike?

    thats not even a question

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    live free or die trying humancongereel's Avatar
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    pretty sweet: i passed on this, and later in the day found a similar one with horizontal dropouts! yay!
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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