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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 04-17-07, 09:25 AM   #101
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That Brooks looks interesting
It's a cheapie. Vinyl covered sprung saddle. Comfortable though and it goes with the saddlebag.
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Old 04-17-07, 10:43 AM   #102
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Some quick and dirty photos I took last summer.



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Old 04-17-07, 02:45 PM   #103
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Fixed gear.
Boone cog.
Paul's Basket.
Woody's fenders.
Old school Suntour XC cranks.
Ritchey BB.
Trek Bullmoose handlebars.
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Old 04-17-07, 03:40 PM   #104
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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.

I've placed something like three orders with him so far. Always super cool. He's sourced some old TA stuff for me as well. I really dig the TT protector he makes (if you don't mind the leather).
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Old 04-17-07, 05:21 PM   #105
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He's opening a store front soon, I can't wait.

Pink tires are awesome.
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Old 04-17-07, 05:48 PM   #106
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It's horrible, but I laughed. Now I feel like a piece of *****.
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Old 04-17-07, 05:55 PM   #107
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Old 04-17-07, 05:56 PM   #108
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Damn. Tough choice between those and wooden River City Surfer LTD chequered ones...
Supposedly Velo-Orange has a line of fenders in the works too. I know they've had some prototypes made.
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Old 04-18-07, 12:23 AM   #109
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It's a cheapie. Vinyl covered sprung saddle. Comfortable though and it goes with the saddlebag.
Yeah, I thought it was vinyl. Being a vegan I am in a market for a good Brooks substitute, but the old clamping sys kinda kills that saddle. Oh well
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Old 04-18-07, 12:24 AM   #110
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Fixed gear.
Boone cog.
Paul's Basket.
Woody's fenders.
Old school Suntour XC cranks.
Ritchey BB.
Trek Bullmoose handlebars.
This is your bike? I´v seen the pic before somewhere in the net... thought it was magnificient! This is the kind of ride I love to see about!
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Old 04-18-07, 04:35 AM   #111
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This is your bike? I´v seen the pic before somewhere in the net... thought it was magnificient! This is the kind of ride I love to see about!
Yes, it's mine. That photo is on my Flickr account and was published on the local newspaper's web site, so it's floating out cyberspace.
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Old 04-18-07, 04:38 AM   #112
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Yes, it's mine. That photo is on my Flickr account and was published on the local newspaper's web site, so it's floating out cyberspace.
awesome ride! How´s that front rack working for you? I am trying to find something similar
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Old 04-18-07, 08:02 AM   #113
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awesome ride! How´s that front rack working for you? I am trying to find something similar
The front rack is great, but they are super expensive. Holds a case of beer perfectly! Luckily I found mine for dirt cheap at a bike swap. As nice as they look, I could never pay the full asking price.

Not nearly as stylish but they look just as functional and will carry a heavier load: Cetma racks
I have no experience with them, but I'd like to try one out.
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Old 04-18-07, 08:20 AM   #114
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The front rack is great, but they are super expensive. Holds a case of beer perfectly! Luckily I found mine for dirt cheap at a bike swap. As nice as they look, I could never pay the full asking price.

Not nearly as stylish but they look just as functional and will carry a heavier load: Cetma racks
I have no experience with them, but I'd like to try one out.
Wow! They look industrial and tough - perfect for my purposes. Thanks for the link, I´ll get one.
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Old 04-18-07, 08:32 AM   #115
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My ears were ringing, so I thought I'd drop in to post a pic myself. It's been a while since I posted anything here.

Anyway, this was sent to me recently. It's not mine, but I have no problem dreaming it is.

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Old 04-18-07, 08:38 AM   #116
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My ears were ringing, so I thought I'd drop in to post a pic myself. It's been a while since I posted anything here.

Anyway, this was sent to me recently. It's not mine, but I have no problem dreaming it is.

I saw that in your gallery and it almost made me cry

You´v got PM
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Old 04-18-07, 10:38 AM   #117
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My ears were ringing, so I thought I'd drop in to post a pic myself. It's been a while since I posted anything here.

Anyway, this was sent to me recently. It's not mine, but I have no problem dreaming it is.

Seriously, everyday I get off of work and there's this pizza joint I love, that I pass on my way back home. I'm always pondering how do I carry a pizza home on my track bike...

Well now I know. That's an awesome bike.
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Old 04-18-07, 10:54 AM   #118
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Def fits the townie category. Nice bike.
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Old 04-20-07, 05:39 AM   #119
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Recent find of mine that I am deciding what to do with.. What do you guys think? I'll probably be doing more discussing over in Classic/Vintage, but it fits here. (This thread needs to be on the front page again anyways.)



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Old 04-23-07, 06:40 AM   #120
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Soon it will have a basket at the rear.





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Nice wheels. Funny how those photos look on my monitor, like the color scheme was right out of 1970´s photographs
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Wow, do you trust that set up w/ all those zipties?
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Zipties are the strongest thing in the universe. Duh.
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I went to a local hardware store and got the proper bolts, so there are no wire ties at the bottom. But the ones at the seat stay are still there. And they hold very well. I did get a bolt for the rear brake hole to attack to the rack, but i haven't had time to mend this piece that attaches to the rack.

The wheels were not so much a choice, just lucky they turned out so good. And the pics are from a phone, i will get proper pictures ones it stops raining, and i get the rear rack right.

And i got a basket (mounted with wire ties)
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Old 04-23-07, 10:08 AM   #125
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Fixed gear.
Boone cog.
Paul's Basket.
Woody's fenders.
Old school Suntour XC cranks.
Ritchey BB.
Trek Bullmoose handlebars.
That bike is awesome! What are those tires?
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