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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 03-08-08, 03:48 PM   #1
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My bike is now finished

Before: http://www.easyscreens.info/index.php?v=1218&fullsize=1
In between: http://www.easyscreens.info/index.php?v=2890&fullsize=1
Now: http://www.easyscreens.info/index.php?v=2989&fullsize=1

Now i just have to go out and ride
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Old 03-08-08, 03:53 PM   #2
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looks good man. now clean your carpet.
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Old 03-08-08, 04:01 PM   #3
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looks good man. now clean your carpet.
lol i am doing that as we speak should have laid down some stuff but oh well
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Old 03-08-08, 04:04 PM   #4
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whats the deal with the saddle
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the rips relieve pressure, duh.

that's a decently executed conversion though, very rideable-looking. i'm not a big fan of the solo aero lever, looks kinda awkward and unbalanced. i'd suggest rigging up a dummy one or looking for a bmx or cross lever to use. nice work though, enjoy riding it.
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Old 03-08-08, 04:23 PM   #6
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I, and a lot of people here, know exactly how you feel right now, have fun whit it.
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2nded on the cross lever. it would be much nicer.

looks good other than that!
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Old 03-08-08, 06:07 PM   #8
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you should be out riding it instead of posting about it here
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awesome conversion, looks fantastic.

i'd also agree with putting a dummy lever on the other side... adds both asthetics and a bullhorn type riding position.
out of curiosity, why'd you opt to put the right lever -> front brake?
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Old 03-08-08, 06:51 PM   #10
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Forget a dummy lever. Why not just have both brakes on there? I mean the cable guides are already there, and you already have the brake and lever. I think it would totally class that bike up though it already is pretty classy. Another way to class it up IMO would be some gumwall tires.
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its his bike guys
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What NeilMonday said:

The lack of gumwall tires and a second brake / hood combo is the only thing keeping me getting on a knee and proposing to it.
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Post this over in the Classic and Vintage forum. You'll be real popular over there.

Nice conversion but I second the idea of adding a rear brake. Thank goodness you didn't grind off the cable guides. I've done a couple of conversions and have a couple more on tap but I don't do anything irreversible to the bike.
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Old 03-08-08, 09:35 PM   #14
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Don't take any gruff about your carpet. Leave it how it is. I just cleaned mine last night then about noon today I decided to strip down my hardtail MTB and get it ready to turn it into a SS. Big black spots all over this gerber carpet now. Heres to losing your security deposit!
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