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    Senior Member blackcannon's Avatar
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    Beater showoff- Show off your beater single/fixed

    Now, we have a thread for show us your singlespeed/fixed gear bikes but we need a thead for singlespeed/fixed gear everyday beaters...I know alot of you out there have one as I am in the process of building mine as I need something that won't attract thieves and that I can play bike polo with...Come on guys show those babies off...I'll post mine as soon as I finish it...

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    This thread will probably end up being filled with pictures of bikes much nicer than my non-beater.

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    this is creamsicle, she was pretty cool until I decided to turn her into a stool. she is now very sturdy
    "The only reasons anyone should ever ride in the rain is because a) youíve had your license to operate a motor vehicle suspended by the state. b) youíre in a bike race in which case youíre not allowed to use fenders anyway. c) youíre from Portland- in which case my main problem is with your neck beard- not your bicycle...If you need to train when itís pissing rain- buy a trainer or one of those cheap charter flights to Mallorca."

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    this hopefully be revived to be my beater

    she was my main squeeze until i got black widow frame. will one day be a beater.
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    I was wondering how long it would take for someone
    to make the joke that a ridiculously expensive carbon
    fiber bike was their "beater."

    It was the third picture posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling
    I was wondering how long it would take for someone
    to make the joke that a ridiculously expensive carbon
    fiber bike was their "beater."

    It was the third picture posted.
    Sorry, I was making spring rolls, otherwise I would've made #2.

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    Flat black paintjob from a rattle-can? Check.
    Unsightly gaps from putting 700c wheels in a frame that came with 27" wheels? Check.
    Nashbar special $40 cranks, and miscellaneous parts from the garage to complete the build? Check.

    Nearly perfect coffee-shop, grocery-store, bar-hopping bike? Hell yeah.

    Though it does part from the "beater" aesthetic somewhat in that it has decent, but certainly not extravagant, wheels. Hand built (By moi.) from Mavic Open Pros laced to IRO hubs with DT double-butted 15/16 ga. spokes.
    Last edited by TrevorInSoCal; 04-22-07 at 11:28 PM.

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    need to get some better pics!

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    trons, I went colorblind looking at that bike, in the best possible way.

    This beast resides in Philly: completely shot Trans Am saddle, early 90s LX crank with the extractor threads stripped, XT/F219 wheel with an 8 speed XT cassette salt-welded on after a winter's use in Montreal, a rear brake made up of half an Avid and half a Deore caliper. Singlespeeded the cheapo way, to get whatever use is left out of the cassette and large chainring.



    This beast lives in Montreal: it's my winter bike in the winter, quick errand beast when I don't wanna put on clipless shoes to go pick up a six pack or a head of lettuce in the summer. Now featuring a hydro disc. Rear wheel's a fixed mtn one from IRO, running a magic gear, but now on an STX road double crank instead of the LX 300 touring triple that was on there.


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    YOU'RE FROM DURHAM!??

    WE HAVE A BIKE CO-OP??

    awesome. i'll be back in june. i'm involved with west town bike co-op here in chicago, can i help out?

    man downtown durham alleycats would be the tits.

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    I got nothing to do
    you got nothing to say
    everything is so ****ed up
    I guess it's natural that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by ieatrats

    This beast lives in Montreal: it's my winter bike in the winter, quick errand beast when I don't wanna put on clipless shoes to go pick up a six pack or a head of lettuce in the summer. Now featuring a hydro disc. Rear wheel's a fixed mtn one from IRO, running a magic gear, but now on an STX road double crank instead of the LX 300 touring triple that was on there.

    Do I spy a superfluous chain tensioner mounted on a der. hanger?
    I like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyRocks
    Do I spy a superfluous chain tensioner mounted on a der. hanger?
    I like!
    Hee hee, after my derailleur went into the spokes, I singlespeeded it with a cheap kit, and after a couple of months the bolt for the tensioner was rusted into the hanger; when I went to remove it after I got a fixed wheel, the bolt easily stripped. I even tried cutting big slats into the head with a dremel to use a big screwdriver, but the first try sheared off two big hunks of the bolt, so I'm stuck with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrevorInSoCal


    Flat black paintjob from a rattle-can? Check.
    Unsightly gaps from putting 700c wheels in a frame that came with 27" wheels? Check.
    Nashbar special $40 cranks, and miscellaneous parts from the garage to complete the build? Check.

    Nearly perfect coffee-shop, grocery-store, bar-hopping bike? Hell yeah.

    Though it does part from the "beater" aesthetic somewhat in that it has decent, but certainly not extravagant, wheels. Hand built (By moi.) from Mavic Open Pros laced to IRO hubs with DT double-butted 15/16 ga. spokes.
    Nice beater! This is the direction I was going in with mine! It'll look very similar once I'm done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcannon
    Nice beater!
    Thanks, I just had it stuffed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid

    well played. but how can you ride that around ?? the shame ,don't you get imberessed!

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    ^ I clicked this thread wondering how long it would be till someone did that. 5 posts, not bad.
    The boy with the thorn in his tyre

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    suicide hub
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    ....i forgot where i locked it, i guess you could say i lost it

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnarlsbukowski
    YOU'RE FROM DURHAM!??

    WE HAVE A BIKE CO-OP??

    awesome. i'll be back in june. i'm involved with west town bike co-op here in chicago, can i help out?

    man downtown durham alleycats would be the tits.
    i just moved here a week ago & i knew we had one. i'll be there sunday to fix up my new ride. also, let's get some alleycats rollin'... or at least some bar rolls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjohnnytarr


    That's me.
    What's the story with your coffee cup holder? Homemade? My girlfriend is looking for one to ride to school with.

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