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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 01-08-05, 11:58 AM   #1626
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Nice. How long was the exposure? Did you have any ambient lighting or strictly the laser?
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Old 01-08-05, 12:52 PM   #1627
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So I just got Test Bike finished and thought I would post the photos. This was my first fixed gear bike and that is why it had been named Test Bike. It's a good bike but it is a tad bit to big for me. I went with the coaster brake on this setup due to the repaired chainstay. The front wheel is a Zipp that will be off this bike in two days or so. In the future I think I am going to strip the paint and redo it like a Little 500 bike. It doesn't look like much but it does have it where it counts. It'll make point 5 past light speed.
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Old 01-08-05, 01:40 PM   #1628
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Hey Hammye, can I ask what the spacing is on that hub, and what crank/BB spindle width you are running? I had my coaster brake Schwinn roadbike, but then I had my wheel undished for my cruiser. Well, I'm building the World up again, previously it was negative dished to meet up for the chainline, but now undished. I'll have to get a significantly shorter BB to make this work, (but that's okay, I'm running a 125 now!)

By the way, I may have said something to Jimbo about you saying 'hi' yesterday. He mentioned somebody named Hazard...?

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Old 01-08-05, 01:45 PM   #1629
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Looking good! Is that an Expedia saddle? I have one and really like it in spite of its reputation.

PS: lovely weather we're having, isn't it? I just took a 10 mi or so spin up to Broadway to pick up a half link. Yeah, I could've gone a few places that are closer, but what's the fun in that?

edit: I see your time on the LOTR exhibit has left you a little "touched" in the head.
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Old 01-08-05, 01:48 PM   #1630
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Uh yeah Hazards on this here board sometimes. The spacing on the hub is 120 and I have no idea about the spindle. I Know that it's Italian. I have to dig up my drill and get to work on the back of the forks. I have a front brake I want to put on this.
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Old 01-08-05, 01:50 PM   #1631
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Oh my head was touched long before that. Sometimes it feels like it may even have been groped.
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Old 01-08-05, 05:40 PM   #1632
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Moulton fixed.
It's made in 1965, got front and rear rubber suspensions which take up bumps really well.
I had originally set it up as a 3 speed with 64x14t gear (roughly 55", 74", 98"), now, 64x15 fixed (69").
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Old 01-08-05, 05:46 PM   #1633
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Moulton fixed.
It's made in 1965, got front and rear rubber suspensions which take up bumps really well.
I had originally set it up as a 3 speed with 64x14t gear (roughly 55", 74", 98"), now, 64x15 fixed (69").
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Old 01-08-05, 06:19 PM   #1634
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Moulton fixed.
It's made in 1965, got front and rear rubber suspensions which take up bumps really well.
I had originally set it up as a 3 speed with 64x14t gear (roughly 55", 74", 98"), now, 64x15 fixed (69").
love the size of that chain ring..... almost as big as the wheels!!
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Old 01-08-05, 06:59 PM   #1635
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Most excellent! All the better for the fact that Moulton would have a heart attack if he saw that!
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Old 01-08-05, 07:10 PM   #1636
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Thanks. btw, when can we see the finished colnago?

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Most excellent! All the better for the fact that Moulton would have a heart attack if he saw that!
well, probably not, as he actually made a few track versions, even Tom Simpson test rode it at Herne Hill Velodrome.
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Old 01-08-05, 07:32 PM   #1637
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Well his track versions do look similar do yours. On the other hand, he's notorious for having conniptions at the suggestion that someone might repurpose one of his bikes.
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Old 01-09-05, 05:47 PM   #1638
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i am looking for nice lugs and stainless trackdropouts
please help
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Old 01-09-05, 09:24 PM   #1639
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finally finished my every-day bike.

frame: mid-80's lugged steel --made in japan-- performance bicycles. it was the the first 'real' bike i ever bought; ordered it from their catalog and assembled it myself.
stem: italmanubri track stem (craigslist)
bars: scott's (came with the stem)
brake lever: tektro rx 2.0 (lbs)
calipers: high-end dia-compe (parts box)
seatpost: ritchey (nashbar)
saddle: selle italia (lbs remainders bin)
bb: shimano cartridge (parts box)
cranks: 167.5 campy strada's converted to track -- the inside chainring lip was milled off (ebay)
pedals: dura ace - not sure of the model (craigslist)
wheels: cheapie suzues laced to mavic ma-2's (craigslist)
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Old 01-09-05, 10:27 PM   #1640
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Nice. Where was that photo taken, China Basin? It cleared up pretty nicely, I should have come up for a ride in SF.

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Old 01-09-05, 11:21 PM   #1641
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yup, china basin.
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Old 01-10-05, 03:17 PM   #1642
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Here's a pic of my ride. Mostly stock. I just put a Selle Turbo saddle on there and complimented it with some white bar tape. I'm looking for a nice steep threadless stem to throw on her (suggestions?) and i'll be rid of the ugly black toe clips after winter and replacing them with a set MKS clips. That's about it. I'm broke.

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Old 01-10-05, 05:06 PM   #1643
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Lotus Elan (being reworked, so lacking rear tubular and getting a gear change.

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Miyata OneTen (52x19t)

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Other side of Miyata for a better view of the fade.

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Close ups of Miyata's custom rear wheel--gold anodized Mavic OR-10 tubular rim and Dura Ace track hub.

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Schwinn Le Tour (42x16t...commuter)

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Mirage gets new bottle holders (secured with radiator clamps,) a new stem, and lots of fiesty attitude.

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Full view of updated Mirage.

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Ginger, crashing on her sofa, after a walk at the lake.

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New bikes on the block.

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Old 01-10-05, 05:36 PM   #1644
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The above links are now FIXED!!!
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Old 01-11-05, 06:01 PM   #1645
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it's been a while since i've posted pictures, and i've changed a few things, so here we go!!

the lotus: added honjo fenders, turbo saddle, and changed the gearing to 40-15 for "winter"

lotus in commuter mode.

this is my newest bike, monark frame and fork, TNT Derringer BMX hubs laced to Sun M13II rims, 27", baby. Brooks saddle. super squeally brakes. this is my bar bike.

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front TNT hub

the VT: 46T FSA chainring, new dura ace headset, SR "North Road" bars are the most notable differences from the last picture.
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Old 01-11-05, 07:17 PM   #1646
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Heheh - I can't see your pics at work. Damn you, websense!
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Hehe, me too. Funny thing is the domain penismightier.com is not "penis mightier" but "pen is mightier" (I think).
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onetin: it's amazing that you can fit fenders on your lotus. nice tire clearance back there.
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Hehe, me too. Funny thing is the domain penismightier.com is not "penis mightier" but "pen is mightier" (I think).
you are correct sir. last i heard, we had a mirror up under a different, "work safe" domain...but damned if i can remember it, and i think the image hosting portion is only available with the pen is mightier domain. (it's a message board).
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Old 01-11-05, 07:24 PM   #1650
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onetin: it's amazing that you can fit fenders on your lotus. nice tire clearance back there.
yeah, i got the rear tire as close as i could to the fender without hitting. the harder part was getting the seatstay bridge clearance. also, full fenders + rear-facing dropouts = sadness when i get a flat.
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