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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 05-10-07, 10:51 PM   #1
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Knobbies on the GIANT bowery(oh yah!)

Check this one out. 700x31 panaracer knobbies on bowery. 44x18 FW or 17 fixed. A tight fit on the fork but good on the rear. For all the haters of the giant compact geometry-this thing rails on hard pack dirt and loose gravel. this is my commuter/main get out on the bike ride. I just tried out the fat tires for the "master planned bike trails" in my area. A mix of paved trail and desert soil loose over hardpack. Geared it down a bit and now a whole different ride. Once the tires wear i'll probably go a bit narrower.
Just thought i'd share my bikes update.

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Old 05-11-07, 12:08 AM   #2
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The Bowery is a tank, and that one has appropriate 'treads'. Nice.
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Old 05-11-07, 11:19 AM   #4
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Niice! I have a Bowery...it's going to get rattle-canned soon, but they ride nice for commutes.
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my friend ride a iro jamie roy with cyclocross tires on it all the time,he just wrecks **** its sweet. his bike looks tough as nails
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that looks rad!
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that looks great man. I can't believe you could squeeze knobbies on there. Did you rattle-can your bike?
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Old 05-11-07, 09:19 PM   #8
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that looks great man. I can't believe you could squeeze knobbies on there. Did you rattle-can your bike?
Thanks, Not rattle can. it is the polished al from last years model. one of the first things i did was rip the stickers off. The knobbies really help soften the ride of the aluminum. It is a real tight fit with these tires. I researched and found that ritchey,michelin, and vredenstein make some 700x30 cross tires that are like semi-slicks. i probaly do those up when the knobs are worn off.
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Old 05-11-07, 09:53 PM   #9
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did you replace the rims too?
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Crampin' muh style. But Mr. Cool Tim can let it sliiiiiiiiide.


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someone needs to start a fixed/cross/Knobbie apprieciation thread.











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Crampin' muh style. But Mr. Cool Tim can let it sliiiiiiiiide.


this is pretty much exactly how I envisioned my group buy frame

back to the drawing board!
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