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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 03-21-08, 10:45 PM   #1
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My grandpa's bike whup's yo ass.

don't you agree?



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Old 03-21-08, 10:52 PM   #2
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Jackass BFSSFG poseur tarck bicyclist of the day
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Old 03-21-08, 11:06 PM   #3
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^predictable play sir^
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Old 03-22-08, 01:03 AM   #4
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i'd roll around town on that.
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Old 03-22-08, 02:18 AM   #5
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Old 03-22-08, 03:14 AM   #6
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awesome.
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Old 03-22-08, 06:22 AM   #7
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I'm planning on getting my columbia 3 speed that is very similar back on road soon. We have right around 11-ty billion of those free spirits at our shop for our refugee bike program.
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Old 03-22-08, 06:25 AM   #8
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I have my Dad's "Free Spirit" out in the garage.
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Old 03-22-08, 07:39 AM   #9
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Feel free to take the shipping caps off the axles as some point.
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Old 03-22-08, 08:24 AM   #10
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It looks great, better than most of the conversions I have seen and is probably better put-together than most of them too. This is my mom's old Raleigh:

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Old 03-22-08, 08:44 AM   #11
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No offense to your grandpa's or anything, but an old Sears-sold Free Spirit bike is hardly worth mentioning. If it were a Phillips, or Schwinn, or Raleigh (like the one above), I'd be impressed.
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Old 03-22-08, 08:49 AM   #12
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fixed gear skids while the grandchild is buckled into that carseat looking thing in the back.
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Old 03-22-08, 09:00 AM   #13
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No offense to your grandpa's or anything, but an old Sears-sold Free Spirit bike is hardly worth mentioning. If it were a Phillips, or Schwinn, or Raleigh (like the one above), I'd be impressed.
I didn't want to say anything, but yeah. I could hit the local thrift stores and probably get you 2 of these by the end of the day.
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Old 03-22-08, 09:09 AM   #14
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huh??? why did you even snap pictures of this bike?
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Old 03-22-08, 09:14 AM   #15
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Old 03-22-08, 09:32 AM   #16
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Dude, my mom has an old free spirit.
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Old 03-22-08, 04:37 PM   #17
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yah, it was a poor joke. i just posted pics because it's sooo ****ty lookin'...and i was bored.
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My Dad thought his free spirit was the greatest. so lay off.
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My Dad thought his free spirit was the greatest. so lay off.
Sounds like he was wrong.
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Old 03-22-08, 08:18 PM   #20
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I didn't want to say anything, but yeah. I could hit the local thrift stores and probably get you 2 of these by the end of the day.
only 2?
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Old 03-22-08, 08:35 PM   #21
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only 2?
I should be more specific. I could get you 2 in that color. I could get you another 4 or 5 in that blueish color.
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Old 03-22-08, 10:43 PM   #22
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oh, okay. that seems less incredibly wrong than that first thing you said.
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Old 03-23-08, 11:53 AM   #23
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I think this is a cool thread. Post your parents' or grandparents' bikes!
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My grandpa had a nice Raleigh touring bike, which he gave to my uncle. If he still has it I may attempt to acquire it next time I'm back in my hometown.

My parents each had mid-80s Peugeot road bikes. My dad sold his (blue) for like $20 at a garage sale and my mom threw hers (maroon, mixte) away because some of the chrome hardware was getting rusty. (wtf?!) I was pissed about it for years until one of my professors gave me this:



I consider it a worthy replacement.
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Old 03-23-08, 12:20 PM   #25
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I love the old Free Spirit and if you are bored, you should really take a little time and polish the hell out of that bike for him.

Sears never made their own bikes so contracted out to Raleigh, CCM, and even Austro Daimler / Puch to build bikes for them... my friend has a fixed gear that is built on an Austro Daimler built 531 Free Spirit. I insisted that he keep the Free Spirit decal so people would know they just got dropped by a "crappy" department store road bike.

I don't need no stinking grandparents...


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1933 CCM - This could have belonged to my great grandparents.

Seriously... I miss my grandparents a great deal.
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