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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 05-25-07, 10:31 PM   #1
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favorite fixed gear ever

http://fixedgeargallery.com/2007/may/c/RyanLue.htm

Well, it's my favorite for the next 2.843 seconds (I'm a girl, totally flighty!).

But on to the total n00b question - this guy didn't have it professionally clear coated. Would that protect the paper, or just be a more expensive way to make it last an extra month or two? Would that cost boatloads of money?

I kinda sorta really want to do this!

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Old 05-25-07, 10:45 PM   #2
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Professional clear coating IMO wouldnt be worth it, it will protect the paper, but it would eventually still get messed up. I would just do what he did with the spray on clear.
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Old 05-26-07, 12:06 AM   #3
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the lacing on the back wheel can't be healthy....
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Old 05-26-07, 01:54 AM   #4
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the lacing on the back wheel can't be healthy....
That's what I said, I can't imagine that not flexing/snapping easily.
That being said, I do think it's pretty.
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Old 05-26-07, 02:38 AM   #5
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it sounds like that bike is used to commute

what will you be doing with yours
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Old 05-26-07, 07:41 PM   #6
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it sounds like that bike is used to commute

what will you be doing with yours
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I can't imagine doing that to a particularly expensive bike. It'd probably just be a beater (something I'd have to lock up at work/on campus, boo), but I don't want it to look like crap.
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I dont get why he stripped the paint first
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i dont know what to tell you about the cost and benefit of getting a professional clear coat

except that if the bike will be a beater anyway i dont see the point in putting the extra money in

besides beaters are about diy
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Old 05-26-07, 08:23 PM   #9
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If you want some serious BLING factor, some one should do that project with dollar bills. If you think about it its would be like $50 at the most and would have people talking about that **** for days
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I need to start smoking a lot more dope.

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i think it's rad. hobbes on the headtube? ****in' sweet.
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If you want some serious BLING factor, some one should do that project with dollar bills. If you think about it its would be like $50 at the most and would have people talking about that **** for days
+1 I would love to see that locked up around campus.
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Well done or professional twist lacing doesn't really hurt strength all that much. I raced on a set of BMX wheels that were 4 twist for a couple of years, and did dirt jumps/street etc. Those, however, look to be done rather loose and I would be pretty scared to hop a low curb with em.
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