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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 01-31-07, 02:21 PM   #1
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free bike, vert dropouts....

would you do it? worth the trouble of converting?
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Old 01-31-07, 02:22 PM   #2
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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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Old 01-31-07, 02:28 PM   #3
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Old 01-31-07, 02:34 PM   #4
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Old 01-31-07, 02:35 PM   #5
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do it. run a ghost chain ring for tension....wicked scary.
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Old 01-31-07, 02:43 PM   #6
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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?
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Old 01-31-07, 03:06 PM   #7
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Old 01-31-07, 03:19 PM   #8
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do it. Ive never had a problem finding a magic gear w/ a halflink
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Old 01-31-07, 03:39 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 01-31-07, 06:17 PM   #11
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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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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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Old 01-31-07, 08:39 PM   #15
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 02-01-07, 12:39 PM   #18
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Do you need another bike?
who doesn't need one more bike?

thats not even a question
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pretty sweet: i passed on this, and later in the day found a similar one with horizontal dropouts! yay!
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