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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 12-02-07, 10:47 PM   #1
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My Converted Lotus Elan (PICS)

This has been a great project. First I learned a lot more about bike mechanics and, second, the end result has been a blast to ride.

Thanks for all of your help in answering my questions.

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Old 12-02-07, 11:02 PM   #2
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looks good, ride strong
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Is it just me, or does your lever on the left look like it has scoliosis?
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Old 12-02-07, 11:11 PM   #4
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Nice! Very sharp. What kind of gearing are you using?

Don't forget cable end caps. Frayed cables suck.
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Old 12-02-07, 11:15 PM   #5
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Is it just me, or does your lever on the left look like it has scoliosis?
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...i actually don't know. but this brought to mind previous page after page long discussions about the slight off-ness of something random in a picture

"is it just me, our is that fork a little bent?"
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Old 12-02-07, 11:15 PM   #6
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42 x 16. It seems like a good place to start. It generally replicates my road bike pace/rpm with room for improvement.
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Old 12-02-07, 11:21 PM   #7
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I had to go to the garage and check.

What you see in the pic is distortion from the wide angle lens.
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The calipers seem really out of place. Do yourself a favor and pick up a $30 Tektro brakeset, they work way better than the old single pivot junk.

Nice bike overall though.
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Old 12-03-07, 12:26 AM   #9
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The calipers seem really out of place. Do yourself a favor and pick up a $30 Tektro brakeset, they work way better than the old single pivot junk.

Nice bike overall though.
+1 - it's not a bad idea, provided that your bike has recessed brake bolts (although I'm inclined to say no) - otherwise it might be more hassle than it's worth. There's also the issue of reach.

But if you do, you might as well get some matching Tektro levers..
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The calipers seem really out of place. Do yourself a favor and pick up a $30 Tektro brakeset, they work way better than the old single pivot junk.
...but those "out of place" calipers have nice tire clearance. on the other hand, from the OP's pix I don't think weather is such to make tire clearance an issue...
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