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Old 01-26-05, 06:26 AM   #1776
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Slick! What's the final weight?
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Old 01-26-05, 10:12 AM   #1777
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northern soul- nice pic. i'm a huge ashcroft fan. he and weller are the man....errrr men....
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Old 01-26-05, 10:42 AM   #1778
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recently finished this and i am pretty happy with how it rides. it is my first fixed gear and plan on buying a real fixed gear when i get my tax return but this guy definitely will still be ridden. this was just put up on fixedgeargallery and i know most of you look at that so i guess maybe there is no point in putting it up on here.
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Old 01-26-05, 01:18 PM   #1779
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northern soul- nice pic. i'm a huge ashcroft fan. he and weller are the man....errrr men....
cheers mate. great seeing another ashcroft fan in these new parts. i've been a verve fanatic for years. nice one.

dubteka - your new fixie is a thing of beauty. cheers.
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Old 01-26-05, 01:19 PM   #1780
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Slick! What's the final weight?
final weight was around 15 lbs... if i remember correctly. frame and fork are titanium... looking for a new fork for it actually. that titanium one is quite squirrley.
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Old 01-26-05, 02:49 PM   #1781
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final weight was around 15 lbs... if i remember correctly. frame and fork are titanium... looking for a new fork for it actually. that titanium one is quite squirrley.
it's a titanium bike from 70's, right?
Yeah, get a new fork and ride carefully. I heard they used to crack at joint often, cos they made walls a bit too thin...
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Old 01-26-05, 09:14 PM   #1782
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this is my bike. when i first bought it right before christmas. i put on clipped pedals, and adjustedthe saddle and handlebars. The seat tube measures 58cm c to c with a 57cm c to c top tube. Raleigh Technium Tri-Lite. The Technium frames have an aluminum (Alcoa 6061-78) main triangle thermally bonded, through lugs, to a cro-moly head tube and rear triangle. Suntour Cyclone 7000 crank clipless pedals (in the picture. i'm going to sell them) Stronglight headset 14t x 42t gear ratio (same ratio as the ever popular 16 x 48)
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Old 01-26-05, 10:25 PM   #1783
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looks good, pbp. interesting frame.
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Old 01-27-05, 12:14 AM   #1784
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What type of saddle is that? (Turbo?) I'm looking for a comfortable white saddle.
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Old 01-27-05, 12:35 AM   #1785
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hey all, here is the IRO I got for a wedding gift! Its basically stock, except for the pedals (cheapo from parts box) and the salsa brake lever, I put on a shorter stem and some homebrew bullhorns I figured I will just upgrade parts as they break.

Also I would like to get some clipless pedals at some point, just not sure what kind yet.

well thanks all for all the help you have been (kind of a lurker due to me using the search function alot)

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Old 01-27-05, 09:18 AM   #1786
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I have a very old school fixed bike all steel except the bottle cage. It is a pre WW11 track frame and in nice shape. The rear hub(1930's) is fixed/fixed currently fixed/free 14/16, I have fixed in 14,16,18,20 extras. Rims are 28" (700c) steel with cool old style tires 28 x 1 3/8 x 1 5/8. The seat is Brooks B5 from 1930's. Bars are from 50's British bike. Bike never came with brakes I added them from 50's British bike, I added them when I put the freewheel on. I will go back to fixed/fixed soon and no brakes. The cranks are from 60's 10 speed with 50 tooth, I have extra chainrings in many sizes. The bike has eyelets for mudguards and I have both black and cream Bluemels mudguards for it. The bike is not light but a fun bike to ride. The bike is used for summer evening and weekend riding, I don't live in the city and commuting is not easy for me as I would have to ride busy highways in dark both ways. On my Sunday rides I usually put on 40 or more miles. I have a few more fixed bikes I am working on and will post them in time.
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Old 01-27-05, 09:40 AM   #1787
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You have an excellent collection of bikes. Each with it's own personality. Very nice.
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Old 01-27-05, 09:43 AM   #1788
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What type of saddle is that? (Turbo?) I'm looking for a comfortable white saddle.
it's a vetta? it's pretty comfortable, this bike is a little too big for me, so i had to lower it all the way and i tipped it down so the saddle almost touches the top tube, it's pretty steep but amazingly comfortable.
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Old 01-27-05, 03:23 PM   #1789
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Vivalo Keirin frame, Record cranks & BB, Chorus headset, NJS bars, soon to come Nitto stem currently using road stem, Velocity Deep V and high flange hubs with rubinos, waiting for new brooks saddle in the mail. Riding 43x15. My fave part about this bike is the gold chainring and gold chain viva la bling! Ready to build another, have money, but can't find small 49cm frame.
You're still riding a brake and that ugly road fork?!?

What gives?
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Old 01-27-05, 03:32 PM   #1790
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I just got a new frontwheel, so maybe i can post some photos.. again.

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Old 01-27-05, 03:54 PM   #1791
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nice ride. what kind of hub is that?
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Jesse: I bought one really old highflange hub from a ex-racer, i think itīs "Maillard".
 
Old 01-27-05, 04:36 PM   #1793
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yeah, that's what i thought. my road conversion originally came with Malliard hubs. i assumed that they weren't anything special, but it's interesting to see someone else has them (and high flange ones at that).
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Old 01-27-05, 05:26 PM   #1794
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runnin a hi-flange maillard rear hub. solid smooth pretty.
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ghastly apparatus, abridged= old schwinn letour+old brooks+(rear)maillard hub on campagnolo rim+ (front)sovos hub on ma3 rim. photo taken by my telephone last night.
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Old 01-27-05, 06:34 PM   #1796
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You're still riding a brake and that ugly road fork?!?

What gives?
Hey Kris

As much as I talked **** on you for drilling your fork, i've been enjoying riding a front brake. I can get pretty nuts on my bike and not stress about it, especially when i'm doing hills in the city. I will probably put my track fork back on, but i'm going to keep the carbon fork and brake a little while longer.
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Old 01-27-05, 07:24 PM   #1797
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I just got a new frontwheel, so maybe i can post some photos.. again.

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I like the one of the front wheel.
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Old 01-27-05, 09:00 PM   #1798
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runnin a hi-flange maillard rear hub. solid smooth pretty.

high-flange maillards front and rear on my winter fixed. made in france, just like a good cheese.
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Old 01-27-05, 09:17 PM   #1799
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my pista
my bike. i love it. i kind of dislike the idea of owning an off-the-wall track bike, but, it's soooo much fun.

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my pista
my bike. i love it. i kind of dislike the idea of owning an off-the-wall track bike, but, it's soooo much fun.

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Are those the nitto bars available from the QBP catalog here?
http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=30&SKU=HB4005
I think I'm in love with them...
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