Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-18-05, 12:49 PM   #2726
pitboss
cxmagazine dot com
 
pitboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: WI
Bikes: Titus road, Fort CX
Posts: 8,269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
fixedfiend!
HFS...I see your kung-fu is good.
pitboss is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 01:18 PM   #2727
moss
Member
 
moss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
fixedfiend- i was wondering where you've been... nice. i guess you settled on bar tape, eh? looks good.
how's the ride?
moss is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 01:30 PM   #2728
shiftlessbast-
how does it corner?
 
shiftlessbast-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: A mile above the sea
Bikes: De Bernardi track, Shogun fixie, Salvagetti 'cross
Posts: 268
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
[165]--
I just saw your posting of your Gan Well, and gave myself one of those free face punches you are always talking about. Only my mouth was open so I ended up swallowing my fist which hurt, but not as much as seeing that beautiful bike. damn.
shiftlessbast- is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 01:45 PM   #2729
fixedfiend
Senior Citizen Discount
 
fixedfiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by absntr
Sick - that bartape is a nice touch. Fixedfiend - specs please! (and more photos and whatnot).
The bartape was actually something the lbs gave to me for free because they said they would never be able to sell it. They had it left over from the early 90s.
Specs- frame, Colnago Master Track Light frame and fork. 56cm. The frame they stopped making last year. I guess they feel the Pista market has no need for that beautiful steel. The fork was scored by calling up Trialtir and having them look deep in the basement for a steel track fork.
bars, Deda Elementi threadless stem. (because they are the only thing that hold the massive bars).
Just love the chromoly Deda Pista bars. Much stiffer than the Nittos I had. 31.3 by the stem.
Rims- Black open pros. 32h front. 36h back laced to Phils double fixed back 15t & 16t. cranks-DA 165 with DA chainring. 48t Royal Nuevo pedals with MKS leather straps. Chris King headset. Cheap BMX chain still on there from winter commuting. Nitto seatpost and Terry saddle. miss anything?
fixedfiend is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 03:24 PM   #2730
fixedfiend
Senior Citizen Discount
 
fixedfiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by moss
fixedfiend- i was wondering where you've been... nice. i guess you settled on bar tape, eh? looks good.
how's the ride?
yeah, I just broke down and threw tape on there so I can ride at Kissena.
fixedfiend is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 05:45 PM   #2731
Ceya
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 3,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fixedfiend
yeah, I just broke down and threw tape on there so I can ride at Kissena.
I can't wait to see it in person.

S/F<
CEYA!
Ceya is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 06:20 PM   #2732
absntr
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
 
absntr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 3,482
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know, I've already given Sophia her own thread but I've been aesthetically moved by the styling of drops recently so I threw on some Deda Pista drops I have and took the brake off and went around the neighbourhood skidding my arse off. It was pretty good. Even more atuned to traffic and whatnot - having to trackstand and watch traffic even closer. After the ride I thought I'd take some photos and have her in this thread in her drops configuration for posterity.







absntr is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 07:05 PM   #2733
Surferbruce
Senior Member
 
Surferbruce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Los Angeles/Aveyron France
Bikes:
Posts: 5,308
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hot damn absntr
that bike is on fire. don't change a thing!!
Surferbruce is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 07:07 PM   #2734
auk
Coasting makes you grumpy
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Indiana
Bikes: Specialized Stumpjumper M2Comp; Habanero Ti-Team; Slingshot Road; 1962 converted Raliegh fixer aka: The Beast
Posts: 1,376
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Naz, you're going to push me over the edge with these pictures and sooner or later I'm going to be forced to make a phone call to Mr. Phil. That bike is so nice it makes me shiver.
auk is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 07:37 PM   #2735
Plow Boy
PBR ME ASAP
 
Plow Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Hedge Tree Boulevard
Bikes: Mtb,Road,Fixed
Posts: 213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Fixedfiend,

Glad to see the frame built up. Subtle but large comes to mind.

Naz,

And I thought my black Phil's were sexy. Feeling the pink with the black frame.

Plowboy
Plow Boy is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 07:39 PM   #2736
jim-bob
hateful little monkey
 
jim-bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: oakland, ca
Bikes:
Posts: 5,274
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Absntr : Okay, you don't have to tape your drops.

Everyone else : You still do.
jim-bob is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 07:50 PM   #2737
fixedfiend
Senior Citizen Discount
 
fixedfiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Damn, with those drops, looks like Sophia's going topless. Sexy as F-.
fixedfiend is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 08:01 PM   #2738
fixedfiend
Senior Citizen Discount
 
fixedfiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plow Boy
Fixedfiend,

Subtle but large comes to mind.

really? I think small but loud when I look at it.
fixedfiend is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 09:48 PM   #2739
pitboss
cxmagazine dot com
 
pitboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: WI
Bikes: Titus road, Fort CX
Posts: 8,269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Plow Boy - Where's your steed? Black Phils deserve a little face time.
pitboss is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 09:59 PM   #2740
absntr
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
 
absntr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 3,482
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by auk
Naz, you're going to push me over the edge with these pictures and sooner or later I'm going to be forced to make a phone call to Mr. Phil. That bike is so nice it makes me shiver.
Dave you know you want to... FYI, Marcus is getting some deep red ones soon-ish. I'm curious to see how those look. Though of course, a call to Phil would suffice.
absntr is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 10:03 PM   #2741
absntr
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
 
absntr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 3,482
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fixedfiend
Damn, with those drops, looks like Sophia's going topless. Sexy as F-.
The drops were inspired by your ride - I remembered I had Deda Pista bars laying around from the defunct Bianchi. I haven't ridden any drops since I rode an old road bike which turned into my first conversion a few years ago. Track drops feel much much nicer. I may stick with these for a while.
absntr is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 10:37 PM   #2742
sillygirl
Fly
 
sillygirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Francisco
Bikes: 1980 Trek 660 fixed-conversion, IRO Mark V, Trek 6700 MTB, Univega Converted-Beater
Posts: 359
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by absntr
Dave you know you want to... FYI, Marcus is getting some deep red ones soon-ish. I'm curious to see how those look. Though of course, a call to Phil would suffice.

Deep Red - Thats just what I planning on hunting down for my future new ride - I was planning on making the call to Phil as soon as I had decided on a frame. Sophia is what actually inspired me to stop talking about my "perfect" ride and to start actually shopping - she is one hot mama! I hope the red is the same color as Chris king red.
__________________
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." F Scott Fitzgerald

Check out my new food blog!!
sillygirl is offline  
Old 04-18-05, 10:42 PM   #2743
habitus
consistent inconsistency
 
habitus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: seattle
Bikes:
Posts: 789
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(this comment is not intented to diminish the sexyness of the recent bikes posted in this thread (namely absntr, 165, and fixedfiend), but here goes.)

these bikes look so damn good because you guys take great photos with great cameras! i mean, damn...
__________________
every scar has a story
habitus is offline  
Old 04-19-05, 12:35 AM   #2744
BlastRadius
Direct Hit Not Required
 
BlastRadius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: San Bruno, CA
Bikes: Leopard DC1, Ridley X-Fire, GT Zaskar 9r
Posts: 6,190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by absntr
I know, I've already given Sophia her own thread but I've been aesthetically moved by the styling of drops recently so I threw on some Deda Pista drops I have and took the brake off and went around the neighbourhood skidding my arse off. It was pretty good. Even more atuned to traffic and whatnot - having to trackstand and watch traffic even closer. After the ride I thought I'd take some photos and have her in this thread in her drops configuration for posterity.
I like it with drops better. Now to get rid of that Cinelli stem
BlastRadius is offline  
Old 04-19-05, 01:43 AM   #2745
sloppy robot
like, really sloppy
 
sloppy robot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: calipornia
Bikes:
Posts: 2,285
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlastRadius
I like it with drops better. Now to get rid of that Cinelli stem
i second that...
sloppy robot is offline  
Old 04-19-05, 02:43 AM   #2746
trespasser
Senior Member
 
trespasser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: london
Bikes:
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
crap photo and unfinished, but what the hell...
anyway, my new baby came in a mail after 5 months of waiting. put the bits I already had on, still need to get few bits for it. will post better pics with full spec once complete.
trespasser is offline  
Old 04-19-05, 05:14 AM   #2747
Plow Boy
PBR ME ASAP
 
Plow Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Hedge Tree Boulevard
Bikes: Mtb,Road,Fixed
Posts: 213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by [165]
Plow Boy - Where's your steed? Black Phils deserve a little face time.
Well, it would help if I had one of those digital cameras. Still in have ye old Nikon EM. I will bug some friends of mine to get something posted in the near future. Now she will have to get all 'dollied' up for the photo session.
Plow Boy is offline  
Old 04-19-05, 06:49 AM   #2748
max-a-mill
aspiring dirtbag commuter
 
max-a-mill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: philly
Bikes:
Posts: 2,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
under the bloomin tree


just the bike (an 80's paramount)
max-a-mill is offline  
Old 04-19-05, 07:13 AM   #2749
crust & crumb
members only
 
crust & crumb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: in a field, mostly.
Bikes:
Posts: 911
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
trespasser, your mercian is utterly gorgeous, wholly pulchritudinous, and positively ravishing- the most aesthetically pleasing bicycle i've yet seen, to be sure. bravo.
crust & crumb is offline  
Old 04-19-05, 08:02 AM   #2750
absntr
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
 
absntr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 3,482
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Trespasser - very nice. Is that a pale yellow or a vanilla/cream? And what rims are those? They look very elegant.
absntr is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:06 PM.