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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 01-31-05, 10:09 AM   #1826
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haha... yeah... thats the only place i know of that i can upload pictures for free... it is kind of ironic since i only drive a car like twice a month ........maybe
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Old 02-01-05, 01:05 PM   #1827
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yea you shouldn't have to pay for it, there are so many free places where you can do that
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Old 02-01-05, 01:22 PM   #1828
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Dude, where did you get that? You're totally jocking my style!

How do you like the ride? What's the sizing (seat tube/top tube)? Where did you find a 24" wheel?

Is it a Nishiki or a GT? Oh, and congrats on a SWEET ride.

Here's mine:
no offense, but i like ch0mb0's more. looks-wise that is.
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Old 02-01-05, 02:34 PM   #1829
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I love the converted rev-x rear wheel. I have wanted to do that forever but am to intimidated.
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Old 02-01-05, 06:06 PM   #1830
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My new fixie (and my first). I call it Sir Fixalot. 1983 Lotus Elan cromoly frame and fork (~60 cm). 27" Araya and Weinmann rims. IRO flip flop hub, Sugino 2500 cranks, 39T chainring (the big one is coming off soon), 15T Soma Cog, Dura Ace lockring, rebuilt wheel with DT Swiss spokes, Star brake, fancy serviceable-bearing pedals off my road bike. All that remains is to lose the big chainring and tape the bar! Total cost: $125 plus hours and hours of fun work.

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Old 02-01-05, 07:03 PM   #1831
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looks nice.. and yes.. lose the big chainring..i know you already said.. but i think that should be the first to go
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Old 02-01-05, 08:46 PM   #1832
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Ok, my camera and I finally braved it-the batteries weren't too happy though.

For those keeping track, the silver Schwinn went back to it's original coaster brake configuration after a brief stint as my fixed. That crazy multi-colored cruiser has no wheels now. Here's the Fuji (Allegro, with the inconspicuous VALite tubing) Between this, and the previous fixed, everything is new (and black.)


-Surly flip-flop rear, black, mated with black nipples to silver Velocity Dyad rim
-Surly front, silver, mated with silver nipples to black Velocity Dyad rim
-Michelin Transworld City, 700x35c with reflective sidewall (highly recommend these!)
-generic alloy h-bars
-'Gripshift' grips- sense of humor anyone?
-cheap resin pedals
-cheap Velo seat
-Sakae chainring 46t, Surly cog, 18t
-BMX stuff-DK post, Peregrine stem, RPM cranks in 165
-OLD HKK chain for winter, to become either SRAM PC 1 or PC 59, I haven't decided (but have both)
-NOS Schwinn blinkie, shared with the Schwinn, of course

I'd love to find a short Salsa stem for this, but they're $$$. Also, I've got some other juicy accessories for it, not yet added-hot pink bottle cage and toe straps!

Thanks guys! Here's an old picture of the Schwinn, too.
Jess

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Old 02-01-05, 09:28 PM   #1833
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I dig the handlebar bag - sweet!
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Old 02-01-05, 10:41 PM   #1834
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SBL - awesome ride! Good to hear you have straps to put on it, I can't imagine riding brakeless on plain pedals.
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Old 02-01-05, 10:51 PM   #1835
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SBL - awesome ride! Good to hear you have straps to put on it, I can't imagine riding brakeless on plain pedals.
I did for along time and my old bike is still set that way.

S/F,
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Old 02-01-05, 10:52 PM   #1836
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ok so heres my soma. i've been meaning to get up here for awhile so i finally took some pictures.

soma rush 57
phils black high flange track hubs flip-flop fix/fix
laced to fir srg30 rims
sapim cx-ray spokes
selle italia slr gel flow saddle
chris king headset
thompson stem
nitto track drops
sugino 75 165's
shimano clipless


kinda crappy pics.. this is the first time ive posted pictures, hope they look ok...
ciao
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Old 02-01-05, 11:07 PM   #1837
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took a few pictures today.
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Old 02-01-05, 11:09 PM   #1838
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ok so heres my soma. i've been meaning to get up here for awhile so i finally took some pictures.

soma rush 57
phils black high flange track hubs flip-flop fix/fix
laced to fir srg30 rims
sapim cx-ray spokes
selle italia slr gel flow saddle
chris king headset
thompson stem
nitto track drops
sugino 75 165's
shimano clipless


kinda crappy pics.. this is the first time ive posted pictures, hope they look ok...
ciao
Another Soma.. Wow decent frames. I need to see one in person to judge better but I think I have may been wrong a little..
S/F<
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Old 02-02-05, 05:48 PM   #1839
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Love the rims on the Pista. Is that home made?
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Old 02-02-05, 06:09 PM   #1840
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Yo beer bike- that's a sweet bike to go with a sweet poster!

(Someone's got the Crass up in here!)
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Old 02-02-05, 06:39 PM   #1841
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Here is my first fixed/ss bicycle. I started with a 12 speed Centurion bicycle with 27" wheels, stripped the derailleurs and the smaller chainring, had Scott Taylor at Salvagetti in Denver build me a set of wheels, and voila, a fixed gear and single-speed bicycle! Of course, I had never ridden either type of bicycle, so I started single-speed, then just today flipped the wheel and went fixed gear. I still have all my teeth, but this is going to take some getting used to. Fun so far, though.

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Old 02-02-05, 07:13 PM   #1842
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took a few pictures today.
*gasp* I almost had a joygasm. Sweet white walls.
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Old 02-03-05, 11:53 AM   #1843
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took a few pictures today.
saw you on market street near the civic center the other day...u and the brother that rides the lime green w/ yellow rims ride seem to be in your own world while riding which is cool...or at least yallz don't talk to strangers that aren't on their bikes...
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Old 02-04-05, 03:09 PM   #1844
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Okay, I'm kinda slow but here's my first fixie ... a 1983 Trek 520 Trek 520 that spent that past 8 years in my attic before being converted to a 45x16 fixed gear.
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Old 02-04-05, 05:20 PM   #1845
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My newly built 1980 De Rosa Eddy Merckx track bike.
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Old 02-04-05, 05:28 PM   #1846
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*drool*
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Old 02-04-05, 05:38 PM   #1847
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My newly built 1980 De Rosa Eddy Merckx track bike.
Egads that's hot! How's about some component details?
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Old 02-04-05, 05:49 PM   #1848
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Egads that's hot! How's about some component details?
You wanna get all nerdy like that? Oh ok.

Cinelli 67-39 Pista bars
Cinelli 2A track stem 120mm
Campy Pista headset
Campy Record Pista cranks 165 49t chainring
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Brooks Team Professional saddle
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Old 02-04-05, 06:08 PM   #1849
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Wow. That is simply a beautiful bike.
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Old 02-05-05, 11:00 AM   #1850
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Attached Fetish Fixation SS set up for snow riding. Snow cat rims, I think I need to redo the gearing though. 34-18 is a bit hard on my old knees.
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