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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 04-10-07, 04:57 PM   #26
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Old 04-10-07, 05:04 PM   #27
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Yah! Schwinn Var.

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Old 04-10-07, 05:41 PM   #28
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I know I know, you don't have to say it. It's pretty sweet.



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Old 04-10-07, 06:28 PM   #29
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Old 04-10-07, 06:35 PM   #30
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good thread for sure..
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Old 04-10-07, 07:01 PM   #31
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I reallyreallyrealllllly love your bike, btw
You make me feel like a proud daddy.
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Old 04-10-07, 07:07 PM   #32
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Old 04-10-07, 08:46 PM   #33
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Old 04-10-07, 09:19 PM   #34
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Wait, what do you mean by townie? I ride my fixie around town...
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Old 04-10-07, 09:37 PM   #35
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Townies are for guys (like me) that are trying to hold onto their youth, but are slowly slipping into retro-grouch territory.
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Old 04-10-07, 10:57 PM   #36
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Old 04-10-07, 11:06 PM   #37
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Yeah, get old enough and practicality starts to THROW itself at you whether you want it or not.
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Old 04-11-07, 08:30 AM   #38
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Hahahaha ... Deep Vs on a townie look awesome. Welcome to so wrong it's right territory.
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Old 04-11-07, 10:50 AM   #39
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'Tis funny because Townie is a brand of comfort bikes.. like, seriously semi-recumbent comfort bikes. Sold one yesterday.
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Old 04-11-07, 10:59 AM   #40
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All my bikes are townies but this is my favorite:



This is the wife's:

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Old 04-11-07, 11:17 AM   #41
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now I know
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You make me feel like a proud daddy.
similar geometry as my winter beater, a Nishiki Continental



I just took it apart today for re-paint and new parts. My new townie completed today! Yay! I try to get a proper digicam from somewhere...
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Old 04-11-07, 02:47 PM   #43
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Here's my 24" Hiawatha with 26" rims and tires. It'll go anywhere. I think it was made in '46.
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Old 04-11-07, 03:42 PM   #44
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Schwinn World Sport conversion. I want a Paul's Flatbed type front rack and the rattle can paint job is getting pretty beat, so I might splurge for a powder coat this spring.
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Old 04-11-07, 04:30 PM   #45
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Here's my babe
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Some people keep posting typical stripped-down fixed gears and calling them 'townies'. Nice bikes, but they're not townies. You need practical non-racing crap, like fenders, racks, promenade bars, or what-not.
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Old 04-11-07, 05:16 PM   #47
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Some people keep posting typical stripped-down fixed gears and calling them 'townies'. Nice bikes, but they're not townies. You need practical non-racing crap, like fenders, racks, promenade bars, or what-not.
ooo ok. i just figured it was something you ride around town that takes you places. but im safe since i have fenders and the bottle holders have more than one function
* o yea and lights too
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Old 04-11-07, 05:18 PM   #48
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needs one of those metal front racks
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Old 04-11-07, 05:22 PM   #49
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yea thats a nice ride for sure
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sniks, Is your 610 a cross frame?
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