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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 10-11-07, 12:21 PM   #251
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They're some steel 'North Road' style cruiser bars, flipped and chopped pretty short. They're pretty comfy. Here's a better picture:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/4...83235abf_b.jpg

Note the kickass HR Giger black anodized drillium SR stem =D
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Old 10-11-07, 01:08 PM   #252
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Old 10-11-07, 01:12 PM   #253
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Good to see another Panasonic Track-4000. Mine's not built up in townie form, it's more "forum-spec" (selle turbo, flat bar with oury's) but I love it.
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Old 10-11-07, 02:01 PM   #254
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Good to see another Panasonic Track-4000. Mine's not built up in townie form, it's more "forum-spec" (selle turbo, flat bar with oury's) but I love it.
Can you point me towards a picture?
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Old 10-11-07, 11:37 PM   #255
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Old 02-03-08, 10:44 AM   #256
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Motobecane Townie:







More here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shapeli...7603839012784/
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Old 02-03-08, 12:04 PM   #257
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That looks great shapelike. The orange
is cheeful, and the hk fenders are super slick.

Here's my townie in near to final build. I need
to build up a front wheel around a longer axle
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Old 02-03-08, 11:25 PM   #258
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god i love this thread.
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Old 02-03-08, 11:50 PM   #259
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Old 02-04-08, 12:09 AM   #260
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here´s my market bike, currently carry my shopping on my back...
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Old 02-04-08, 12:10 AM   #261
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Hey CF what are you doing in Mexico?
I've travelled all over that country.
Never been down to Chiapas though.
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Old 02-04-08, 01:26 AM   #262
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That bike looks like a blast. How much was it to build it up if you don't mind me asking?
I got the bike used as seen (that photo) for 180eu.

I bought new disks and pads, and I am having a hard time bleeding them with out the right tools.
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Old 02-04-08, 01:40 AM   #263
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excellent thread!!
keep up with the sweet townies!
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Old 02-04-08, 09:28 AM   #264
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I know I shoulda posted this one in this thread to begin with. But anyway, here she is again:


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Old 02-05-08, 05:59 PM   #265
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This is my Lemond Filmore (has Mavic Ellipses and Alien crankset). New bar and stem combo on today. I'll need to buy a new BMX brake lever to put the brake back on. I chopped the bar a couple inches. This is only the beginning... I've ordered a new Brooks saddle and a silver seatpost this morning. Next I'm comtemplating Honjo Fenders (chopped/shortened a little) then possibly a black front rack and basket, fat 32mm tires, promenade bar.


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Old 02-05-08, 06:37 PM   #266
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More Kogswells are needed!!!
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Old 02-05-08, 06:51 PM   #267
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townies rule.............well they are really cool anyway.
my priest bars are in the mail and I'm so excited about it.
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Old 02-05-08, 08:38 PM   #268
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townies rule.............well they are really cool anyway.
my priest bars are in the mail and I'm so excited about it.
where do u get priest bars? I remember seeing them once on the photo thread and they were so cool. but now i can't remember them!

edit: holy crap! look how much priest bars fetch: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting

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Old 02-05-08, 08:44 PM   #269
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I finally ordered a CETMA 5 rail today. I'm looking forward to hauling crazy stuff on my bike.

Oh, and shapelike's finished Moto is the ****.
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Old 02-05-08, 10:42 PM   #270
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where do u get priest bars? I remember seeing them once on the photo thread and they were so cool. but now i can't remember them!

edit: holy crap! look how much priest bars fetch: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting
I paid a lot but not that much.
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This is mine....1975 Bianchi road frame....

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Old 02-06-08, 01:31 AM   #272
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is that ~85 gear inch with platforms and brakeless??
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is that ~85 gear inch with platforms and brakeless??
It's a 48-16 coaster with 650c tires. Front brake is going on once I receive the lever
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ohhhh....don't ruin the lines with a front brake!!! it looks great as is and you gotta coaster in the back, so....
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