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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 02-19-08, 07:22 PM   #1
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Stem investigation :)

I guess I should say hi cause it's my first post here. So uhm Hi
Does anyone recognize the stem at the pic? And yeah, it's the trackosaurusrex.com thing.

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Old 02-19-08, 07:24 PM   #2
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I don't see a picture.
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Old 02-19-08, 07:24 PM   #3
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welcome. im the local nice guy.
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Old 02-19-08, 07:25 PM   #4
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Now you can see it (I hope). My bad
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Old 02-19-08, 07:27 PM   #5
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My vote is a shorty thomson elite stem with some spacers on each side of it.
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Old 02-19-08, 07:38 PM   #6
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My vote is a shorty thomson elite stem with some spacers on each side of it.
Most likely also truth.
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Old 02-19-08, 07:46 PM   #7
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brakeless in the pool. u got skillz 4rlz.
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Old 02-19-08, 07:49 PM   #8
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brakeless in the pool. u got skillz 4rlz.
Until you get sideswiped by one of those old ladies doing waterobics.
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Old 02-19-08, 08:02 PM   #9
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I was kinda considering trying my bike in this pool we drained to ride bmx bikes, but I thought against it.
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The HED disc and Zipp made me gag...
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Old 02-19-08, 09:22 PM   #11
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HED + Zipp combo, soooo good looking.. soo impractical. you gotta love it
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Old 02-19-08, 09:43 PM   #12
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there are more pics of this guy on several chicago flickr streams with clearer shots of his equipment.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/neverdrownout/866009533/





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Old 02-19-08, 11:11 PM   #13
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great photos.
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The HED disc and Zipp made me gag...
That pic has always cracked me up for that same reason. Pro-level track wheels being used in a setting usually reserved for BMX bikes. What a waste.

Also, anyone here ever ride your FG in a pool? My local skatepark has bowls, and I've spent my share of time in them on a BMX/dirt jumper bike, but it seems to me like pedal clippage would be ridiculous.
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Old 02-20-08, 06:45 AM   #15
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it's a zipp 404 i guess. and that's quite an all-round wheel as far as I know, so it's not that strange to use it in your fixed gear.
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