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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 03-11-04, 03:03 PM   #326
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why the single red spoke on the front and rear?
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Old 03-11-04, 03:18 PM   #327
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Why not? I like little details, and since it has red decals, and red wall tyres... Kind of an homage to Mavic's Tour Centenary Kysriums.
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Old 03-11-04, 03:22 PM   #328
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aah. i like it, i was just wondering if it was serving a larger purpose.
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Old 03-11-04, 08:19 PM   #329
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I like the downward sloping top tube, oh and the red spoke is cool. Looking good. Mine has a slight downard top tube, yet to take any decent photos though
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Old 03-13-04, 01:51 PM   #330
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How tall are you? By the looks of your seatpost, you are either riding too small of a frame or you are 9 feet tall. hahahaha

I like the pista though.
I'm almost 6'4''..its a 59cm bike...Ive got long legs, shorter upper torso, so, it fits me well.....

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Old 03-14-04, 05:39 PM   #331
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3Rensho NJS certified frame with all Campy Record, minus headset, which is Dura Ace NJS.
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Old 03-14-04, 06:13 PM   #332
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NICE! Whatcha got going on in the back spokes?
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Old 03-14-04, 06:22 PM   #333
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Spoke cards from a few local alleycats.

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The wheel is laced 3-cross and radial on the non drive side, so it may look a bit weird.
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Old 03-15-04, 10:23 PM   #334
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hell yeah that's hot

I love the way the pimp ass gold chain matches the gold details on the frame. Is the saddle colour coordinated too?
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Old 03-16-04, 07:42 AM   #335
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..couple new pics of my panasonic..as I dont think the pics in my prior post are working any longer..








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Old 03-16-04, 09:11 AM   #336
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nice ride! but whats with the rail-yard photos?
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Old 03-16-04, 09:26 AM   #337
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nice ride! but whats with the rail-yard photos?
that's at the port not too far from my house... its kinda nice to ride there on teh weekends b/c there's wide open roads and no traffic... just some rail crossings ...but we were down there riding this weekend, and happened to have the camera
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Old 03-16-04, 09:35 AM   #338
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that would kinda suck if the train started moving then
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Old 03-16-04, 09:49 AM   #339
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that would kinda suck if the train started moving then
haha...definitely... but there was no one in the locomotive I checked..
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Old 03-16-04, 03:03 PM   #340
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Love that bike, especially the wheels. If you ever get bored with them, drop me a PM, ok?
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Old 03-16-04, 03:06 PM   #341
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i can't see the pictures.
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Old 03-16-04, 03:43 PM   #342
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Love that bike, especially the wheels. If you ever get bored with them, drop me a PM, ok?

haha...deal...but they're not all they're cracked up to be... but you cant deny the cool factor

pics should work better now... imagestation only lets you link for so long lately
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Old 03-16-04, 03:56 PM   #343
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Hey Marked001........ How did you fix the hub on that Spinergy?? I've got a set of Spinergies I'd like to convert but it's got a Campy 8-sp body.

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Old 03-16-04, 06:23 PM   #344
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unfortunately, I had to go the loctite method with these... which, I'm sure...alot of people dont agree with..but I've done a few and ridden alot and havent had a problem yet <knock on wood>

my intention was to attempt to use the surly fixxer...but not paying attention to the description in the ebay auction, I didnt realize these had a threaded hub...
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Old 03-16-04, 07:05 PM   #345
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Surely if it's threaded you could just use a normal track cog?
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Old 03-16-04, 07:06 PM   #346
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How does the chainline shake out? I smell loctite....

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Old 03-16-04, 07:18 PM   #347
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I smell loctite
no brake and no lockring... i smell poopy pants [when it all goes wrong]

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Old 03-16-04, 07:24 PM   #348
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Always a front brake. In additoin, a BB lockring and yet more loctite does the trickery.

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Old 03-16-04, 08:01 PM   #349
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How does the chainline shake out? I smell loctite....

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its pretty good... a couple small spacers did the trick..
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Old 03-17-04, 04:11 PM   #350
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Here is my main bike (only thing that runs right now), used for getting around town, commuting to school/work, chasing rats in alleys. 1989 trek 330 (I figured this out from brochures on the fine website vintage-trek.com) that a friend found behind a dumpster in north carolina while on a road trip. Aparently it was intact as a 12-speed sport bike then which rode fine, but when he brought it home a really weird roommate of his decided he wanted to "tinker" with it, and ****ed up the drivetrain for no reason (looked like he stuck a screwdriver in the rd and bent it along with the hanger). My friend passed it on to me to play with and I painted it (brown rattle-can-I love brown bikes) and completely rebuilt it. Nothing too special, surly/mavic rear wheel, front wheel whatever the hell it came with (I want to change to non-qr axle to simplify locking up) new tektro dual-pivot brake, profile stoker bars, oh and a used selle italia flite saddle. This is basically the nicest bike I've ever owned, mainly because it is light, fast, and everything runs nice and smoothly. I've also learned a tremendous amount about bike repair/construction in the past 6-8 months I've been playing around with it. And I love riding fixed. It wears me out, but the simplicity and connection to the terrain are great qualities.


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