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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 04-25-07, 12:36 PM   #1
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new surly/iro rig

IRO is great, but the Angus geometry is a bit tight for me...

So I built up a Steamroller with an IRO drivetrain and wheelset! Charcoal Pearl and black.

I thought about getting the Steamroller "Complete" but was turned off by the maroon frame and Alex rims.

Anyway, check it out: http://www.awry.ws/node/47
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Old 04-25-07, 12:54 PM   #2
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Old 04-25-07, 12:55 PM   #3
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wait, the angus has tight geometry?
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Old 04-25-07, 12:56 PM   #4
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We have a photo section for this, no offense.
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You can't do barspins on a Surly GOSH!
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Old 04-25-07, 01:00 PM   #6
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word. that was the only reason I had an angus.
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WOW MOM!! a fixed gear bike with bullhorns!? unimagineable. never seen one IN MY HOLE LIFE!!!111 you should post it on fixed gear gallery so it'll REALLY stand out!!
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the bike looks good. Not a huge fan of the bars however
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WOW MOM!! a fixed gear bike with bullhorns!? unimagineable. never seen one IN MY HOLE LIFE!!!111 you should post it on fixed gear gallery so it'll REALLY stand out!!
Yo, wtf?

Calm down.
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Weird, I thought it was the roadies that were the pretentious dicks. You silly hipsters are so funny.
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damn, what's with all you haters??? i'm just pscyhed about my new rig... i wasn't really looking for your approval. bullhorns or drops, steamroller or angus... it's all personal choice. in my case, personal choice dicated by physical build (the angus top-tube is too short for me, and i also like the extra reach of the bullhorns).

pretentious dick? i dunno where that's coming from... if you don't know me, you have no business judging me. and if you knew me, you'd know that i'm not pretentious at all. a bit of a dick at times... well that's another story. :-)
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Old 04-26-07, 01:08 AM   #12
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damn, what's with all you haters??? i'm just pscyhed about my new rig... i wasn't really looking for your approval. bullhorns or drops, steamroller or angus... it's all personal choice. in my case, personal choice dicated by physical build (the angus top-tube is too short for me, and i also like the extra reach of the bullhorns).

pretentious dick? i dunno where that's coming from... if you don't know me, you have no business judging me. and if you knew me, you'd know that i'm not pretentious at all. a bit of a dick at times... well that's another story. :-)
I chalk it up to snobby little kids who think that they were *first* to ride a fixed gear cycle and others are taking away from their exclusiveness, like when rich womens' handbags go mainstream.

Ignore 'em, they'll be doing the same thing in the 'burbs over BBQ grills in a few years....
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Haha, "pretentious dick" was said in your defense, awry (i.e. referring to isotopesope).
At least I hope so...
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We have a photo section for this, no offense.
Yeah, we wouldn't want to fill up the sub-forum with useless threads.
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sorry looking at that angle of the bullhorns is destroying my faith in humanity.
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Old 04-26-07, 08:42 AM   #16
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I chalk it up to snobby little kids who think that they were *first* to ride a fixed gear cycle and others are taking away from their exclusiveness, like when rich womens' handbags go mainstream.

Ignore 'em, they'll be doing the same thing in the 'burbs over BBQ grills in a few years....
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I hope you love your new ride man
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Old 04-26-07, 10:19 AM   #18
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sorry looking at that angle of the bullhorns is destroying my faith in humanity.

Why? What's wrong with the angle? If I look like a jackass, at least tell me why. Though, I have to say that they're pretty comfortable for me there... so I'm not sure I care!
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Oh, I see... yeah, they're kinda vertical in those pics. That was before I tuned and adjusted everything... I'm not actually riding like that.
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Haha, "pretentious dick" was said in your defense, awry (i.e. referring to isotopesope).
At least I hope so...
+1 The pretenious dick comment was not aimed at the OP, just all the haters. The bike looks good man. Has a nice stealth feel to it.
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damn, what's with all you haters??? i'm just pscyhed about my new rig... i wasn't really looking for your approval. bullhorns or drops, steamroller or angus... it's all personal choice. in my case, personal choice dicated by physical build (the angus top-tube is too short for me, and i also like the extra reach of the bullhorns).

pretentious dick? i dunno where that's coming from... if you don't know me, you have no business judging me. and if you knew me, you'd know that i'm not pretentious at all. a bit of a dick at times... well that's another story. :-)
It's just their way of showing the love. Nice ride, btw.
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Yeah, we wouldn't want to fill up the sub-forum with useless threads.

We need more space for "things you like, things you hate, things you feel ok about, things you sort of hate, things you dont enjoy, things you sort of but not really but at the same time you especially feel sort of about"
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Originally Posted by isotopesope WOW MOM!! a fixed gear bike with bullhorns!? unimagineable. never seen one IN MY HOLE LIFE!!!111 you should post it on fixed gear gallery so it'll REALLY stand out!!

Yo, wtf?

Calm down.
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We need more space for "things you like, things you hate, things you feel ok about, things you sort of hate, things you dont enjoy, things you sort of but not really but at the same time you especially feel sort of about"
And alcohol/bathing scenarios such as beer in the shower, dammit.
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And alcohol/bathing scenarios such as beer in the shower, dammit.

Dude, fixed gear riders are so hardcore punk that we drink beer in the shower like "**** the system"
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Dude, fixed gear riders are so hardcore punk that we drink beer in the shower like "**** the system"
I've always got a beer in hand. Is more like i just happen to shower every so often and "whoops! i'm drinking a beer int he shower."

/thread hijack

One of these days i'll try that bullhorn position. Enjoy the ride!
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