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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 02-19-07, 03:11 AM   #1
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Your dream singlespeed bike

Hi,
singlespeed bicycles are arriving to Italy as well.
Which is the ideal bike for you? Geometry, materials, components?
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Old 02-19-07, 03:20 AM   #2
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I think I could offer a Colnago Master frame
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Old 02-19-07, 06:06 AM   #3
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reynolds 953 steel. 74 SA, 73 HA. 53cm square. DT R1.2 rims, competition spokes, phil hubs for street. Lightweight track for.....track. Easton track bar, thomson seatpost and stem, san marco aspide, KeO pedals (or maybe the really nice pair of sakae toeclips with some old school bottom bolt-mount pedals), Dura Ace cranks, BB and headset, EAI supercog, Izumi super toughness.
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Old 02-19-07, 06:35 AM   #4
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mtb - custom vicious, fox f100x, king headset, magura marta sl's, carbon everywhere, I-9 wheels (or king/stans hoops), slr seat, cb candy's...not sure about the cranks/bb...
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Old 02-19-07, 06:40 AM   #5
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reynolds 953 steel. 74 SA, 73 HA. 53cm square. DT R1.2 rims, competition spokes, phil hubs for street. Lightweight track for.....track. Easton track bar, thomson seatpost and stem, san marco aspide, KeO pedals (or maybe the really nice pair of sakae toeclips with some old school bottom bolt-mount pedals), Dura Ace cranks, BB and headset, EAI supercog, Izumi super toughness.
that's not cheap !!!
no brakes at all???
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Old 02-19-07, 06:40 AM   #6
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what about chainring? 46 x 16?
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Old 02-19-07, 11:00 AM   #7
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HELP !!!

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My dream bike has geometry, materials, and components.

Definitely.
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Old 02-19-07, 12:12 PM   #9
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when you say ideal a lot of people will not imagine actually having to pay for it

you will want a bike that people can actually buy

not one they can just dream of
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Old 02-19-07, 12:19 PM   #10
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yes when we dream, we dream of stuff that is not constrained by our bank accounts. If you want something you can sell come down from dreamland.

Some excellent examples of nice affordable singlespeed, and fixed gear frames exist on the market already. read through this forum, and you'll find many examples of highly regarded frames in the $250-$500 range, as well as objects of lust that are beyond the means of most of us.
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Old 02-19-07, 12:24 PM   #11
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Juvi-Kyles Kelly Cross bike.
But in an Adult size.
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Old 02-19-07, 12:28 PM   #12
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I'm definately fantisizing about a reasonable grocery bike.
531 or comparable steel road frame front and rear brakes. Nice cartridge bearing flip-flop hubs to boxy rims, fenders, 28-32c tire clearence, drops w/ non-aero levers, or promenade risers. basket or front rack.
Geometry maybe on the steeper side of road or mellower side of track. 73.5 or 74 parallel? I don't know much about geometry.
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Old 02-19-07, 12:31 PM   #13
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74 parallel, perhaps...i'm not an expert on geometry, but i've learned a few guidelines...

edit...actuall, 74 degree st is maybe a bit extreme.
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It has road angles, clearance for 700x28 tires with fenders, lots o' braze-ons, and disc brakes. Similar to this awesome machine but without those pesky gears.

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This, in a SS, with fender eyelets:



EDIT: I'd also like it to have a flip flop hub with a White Ind. Dos freewheel on one side and a FG cog on the other.
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Old 02-19-07, 02:01 PM   #16
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My tastes are kinda like marqueemoon's, except that I don't care about disc brakes. Basically i like go everywhere, bad weather, long distance, urban gridlock, curb hopping, hill climbing, rip snorting road fg's. This means bikes that can take racks, fenders, water bottle(s) & bigger tires. So the Bianchi San Jose is one of the more exciting-to-mander frames out there.

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Old 02-19-07, 02:02 PM   #17
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As a satisfied San Jose owner, I give your choice a big thumbs up.
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I like marqueemoon's dreaming, full on utility but pretty & with road geometry/discbrake compatibility, dont even drill the fork & fancy up the bridge. Also with good CX clearance that can fit ice tires w/out risking the frame. I'd probably switch to risers & tiny levers, & add a rack. The San Jose does all of that doesn't it? Kinda pricey for me though, was looking at them in the catalog at a store the other day
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I picked up my San Jose complete on eBay for $375US, and I've actually seen them go for even less than that - so that may very well bring it down to within your budget. And yeah, it does pretty much meet all of the criteria you mentioned, aside from disc brakes; it's good to go in terms of racks, clearance, braze-ons, etc.
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the bianchi san jose is nothing like a colnago master
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that's not cheap !!!
no brakes at all???
Sorry. 45x16 gearing and a front brake. OG front brake.

But to be serious my dream bike is whatever I'm currently riding.
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Old 02-20-07, 01:21 AM   #22
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I wan this with track ends, a straight-blade Ti fork, Hed 3 wheels, San Marco Magma MGC saddle, and carbon bullhorns.

Edit: Also, a Danger Boy SR71 DH stem an Hopey steering damper.
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Independent Fabrication steel Crown Jewel SS road frame
Independent Fabrication straight blade steel fork
C.K. headset
Bontrager XXX Race Lite carbon bar stem combo
Paul Components crank
Crank Bros. Ti Eggs
Phil Wood B.B.
Storica seat
Thompson Elite post
Rolf carbon SS wheels
Conti Force/Attack tires
Dura-Ace calipers
Dura-Ace levers


a little pricey but still attainable

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****it, I am buying a scooter.
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A certain green Conti.
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