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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 04-12-07, 01:23 AM   #51
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Old 04-12-07, 02:40 AM   #52
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AWSOME JUST AWSOME I have a old varsity frame in my Garage..... I think I know what it is going to become!
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Old 04-12-07, 05:42 AM   #53
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Ok. Not finished, and not SS either (but Mattface started it). You KNOW you'll all want this bike when it's done.

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Old 04-12-07, 07:19 AM   #54
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sniks, Is your 610 a cross frame?

no! touring I would imagine. I was a bike my ex-girl friends dad was throwing away.
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Old 04-12-07, 08:07 AM   #55
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Sammyboy I totally want that bike! I see where you're going, and that's exactly what I want to build next.
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Old 04-12-07, 08:57 AM   #56
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I want it to be, like, the blingiest, lightest upright 3 speed ever. The frame is from a very early Dawes Galaxy, all 531, with all the lovely chromey bits (love the fork crown). The Stronglight cottered double crankset is coming off, and should sell for what I payed for the whole lot. I bought an 80's 3 speed, which donated the cockpit and wheels, and since it has a generator hub, it donated the front light too. I had lightweight plastic fenders with chrome strips, and a suitably old Brooks in my boxes of stuff, and I was away! It'll get an alloy crankset, a bullet rear light, the chainguard of the other bike (which only cost me a fiver), and then I'll cable it up and be good to go!
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Old 04-12-07, 10:54 AM   #57
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I want it to be, like, the blingiest, lightest upright 3 speed ever. The frame is from a very early Dawes Galaxy, all 531, with all the lovely chromey bits (love the fork crown). The Stronglight cottered double crankset is coming off, and should sell for what I payed for the whole lot. I bought an 80's 3 speed, which donated the cockpit and wheels, and since it has a generator hub, it donated the front light too. I had lightweight plastic fenders with chrome strips, and a suitably old Brooks in my boxes of stuff, and I was away! It'll get an alloy crankset, a bullet rear light, the chainguard of the other bike (which only cost me a fiver), and then I'll cable it up and be good to go!
Not quite. you need a better rack.
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Old 04-12-07, 08:15 PM   #58
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No fenders, no racks, no lights, no promenades/risers/mustache/randonneur bars, no slack geometry!?

Wrong thread, yo.
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Old 04-12-07, 09:06 PM   #60
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Old 04-12-07, 10:29 PM   #61
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Old 04-12-07, 10:41 PM   #62
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No fenders or racks, but she's my faithfull daily driver...



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Old 04-12-07, 10:47 PM   #63
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My townie got stolen today
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weird good friend of mine has the EXACT same bike!
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Old 04-12-07, 11:20 PM   #65
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^That Guerciotti it nice, but looks too "fast" to be a townie. That there is a youngster bike.

As for the peugeot, you are almost there. Just get some Jitensa bars, or a set of flipped north and you'll rock that "townie style".
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Old 04-12-07, 11:37 PM   #66
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I can almost ride this bike in my sleep.



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Old 04-12-07, 11:39 PM   #67
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Looks pretty much the same but its rocking some Eggbeater MXR's with black spindles now. Its not really my townie--I ride it everywhere--but I like to show off the Ocean Ghost every chance I can (including at parties with sorority girls when I show up sweaty in tattered rags) .
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My Schwinn Speedster, 3 speed coaster riding on moby bites with a big shifter.


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Old 04-13-07, 12:33 AM   #69
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garagegirl, Damnit! Sorry for your lost bike. That sucks big. Hoping you've got a spare. Good wishes to you.
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My Schwinn Speedster, 3 speed coaster riding on moby bites with a big shifter.



Where'd you get that shifter? I need one...
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I would totally ride that Schwinn. That's a kind of bike we just don't have in the UK. I know we were the winners, having 10 speeds when you guys could only get those, but hey, I'd like both......

And Mattface - I love my Pletscher rack. It's period appropriate!
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Old 04-13-07, 10:03 AM   #74
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i love that bike so much.
what kind of frame is it?
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Where'd you get that shifter? I need one...
Ebay is your friend. Ebay is way cheaper than going to a vintage bike show F*N collectors.
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