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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 04-13-07, 11:20 AM   #76
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Ebay is your friend. Ebay is way cheaper than going to a vintage bike show F*N collectors.
I've tried the ebay thing a few times, they always end up in the $100 range. Yours isn't a schwinn shifter though, is it?
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Old 04-13-07, 11:28 AM   #77
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i love that bike so much.
what kind of frame is it?
Thanks. It's just a 2006 Cross Check minus the decals.
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Old 04-13-07, 12:32 PM   #78
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I've tried the ebay thing a few times, they always end up in the $100 range. Yours isn't a schwinn shifter though, is it?
I got it off of ebay for 20 bucks.
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Old 04-13-07, 12:41 PM   #79
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I've tried the ebay thing a few times, they always end up in the $100 range. Yours isn't a schwinn shifter though, is it?
I got the Schwinn one a couple of years ago for my forever on going Manta Ray resto. I want to say I got mine in the $75 range. I should stop buying new bikes, and concentrate on finishing that project...
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Here's another. Schwinn Breeze with a 3 speed coaster Sturmey Archer laced to deep Vs.

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Old 04-13-07, 09:17 PM   #81
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^^ Love it.
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Old 04-13-07, 09:50 PM   #82
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garagegirl, Damnit! Sorry for your lost bike. That sucks big. Hoping you've got a spare. Good wishes to you.
Thanks- Now I have to ride my cross bike everywhere, which is a lot of fun, but it's a little nerve racking to lock it up in this city.


These bikes are awesome. A few years ago I had a 1 speed schwinn with 24" wheels, it was so much fun.
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Old 04-13-07, 10:24 PM   #83
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she is a real beauty.
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Old 04-13-07, 10:25 PM   #84
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mallets work suprisingly well

pretty pretty

cept for mismatched tape
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Old 04-13-07, 11:53 PM   #85
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pretty pretty

cept for mismatched tape
+1. Will you people stop messing up your beautiful bikes with mismatched tape? I'm seeing this way too often, and it reminds me of a teacher I had who wore mismatched converse. I'm sure he thought it was awesome, but it wasn't.

mismatched tires, rims, or hubs are slightly less jarring, if you must express yourself through mismatchedness.
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Old 04-14-07, 07:06 AM   #86
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My new CrossCheck "supertownie". Mavic CXP33īs, Fixie Inc. flipflop hub, Shimano Saint cranks, DK Iron Cross flatties, Swedish city-bike bars, Odyssey brake lever, mid 90īs LX cantilever brake, Schwalbe Kojaks, Tubus Fly rack, Dura-Ace seatpost, Fi:zik Freek saddle etc. etc. Gear 38-15



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Old 04-14-07, 08:17 AM   #87
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You about have that whole Euro Guy thing nailed. Bless you friend.
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That saddle! Ouch!
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That saddle! Ouch!
its not as terrible as it could be but close enough
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Ze townie with new bars:

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you feeling those moustache bars?
When I tried em, I hated them so much. They were so uncomfortable.
So, what's your take so far?
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you feeling those moustache bars?
When I tried em, I hated them so much. They were so uncomfortable.
So, what's your take so far?

They're the only bars that are really perfect with the Technomic stem, in my opinion. You get a few comfortable hand positions and an incredibly secure descending position (what would otherwise be considered the drops if the bar were curved like a regular drop bar). I put moustache bars on this bike only partly for the aesthetic. Mostly I needed to get my position up and back and they've done a great job of that in conjunction with the stem. I'm still on the hunt for a Riv Quickbeamish frame to replace this one, but it's better than it was before.
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Old 04-16-07, 09:57 PM   #93
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The wife's new townie, a 1974 Raleigh 3 Speed. The basket has since been fixed.
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Mid 80's Nishiki. Still have some minor fine tuning to do.

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Chris @ velo orange has a new custom city bike he's making. Would be an amazing SS or fixed:

http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2007...ke-photos.html
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Chris @ velo orange has a new custom city bike he's making. Would be an amazing SS or fixed:

http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2007...ke-photos.html
Perfection! I esp. like the French-style full lenght metal mudguards. Anyone know where to get a pair?
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The wife's new townie, a 1974 Raleigh 3 Speed. The basket has since been fixed.
That Brooks looks interesting
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Perfection! I esp. like the French-style full lenght metal mudguards. Anyone know where to get a pair?
They're Honjos - made in Japan. Velo-Orange ships internationally but they're out of stock at the moment.

I just got my first Velo-Orange order today. Really cool company.
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They're Honjos - made in Japan. Velo-Orange ships internationally but they're out of stock at the moment.

I just got my first Velo-Orange order today. Really cool company.
Damn. Tough choice between those and wooden River City Surfer LTD chequered ones...
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+1 on the love for Velo Orange. Chris is a really nice guy, and one of the few US based vendors who doesn't charge astronomical prices for shipping. I tried to buy some hubs from Nashbar when they were on sale, and they wanted to charge me more to ship them than to buy them! Having shipped hubs transatlantic myself, I knew they didn't cost anything like that. So yeah, Velo Orange = Good.
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