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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 04-22-08, 02:03 PM   #1
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Don Walker's children...

... are lucky.

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2008...Cycles_aol.htm
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Old 04-22-08, 02:10 PM   #2
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Agreed... Dang that's a nice bike for a little girl lol
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Old 04-22-08, 02:13 PM   #3
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That **** is dope as all hell. She'll outgrow it in a week. Then he'll build her another one. And then another one the week after that.

Why can't Don Walker be my father?
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Old 04-22-08, 02:27 PM   #4
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It's nice to know DW loves us more than he does FGG. He posted this beauty when he had it done about a month ago.
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It's nice to know DW loves us more than he does FGG. He posted this beauty when he had it done about a month ago.
Its too bad I missed it. I would have changed my last name to Walker and acted like a ******* half-brother long ago. Hah.
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How does the seatpost stay in?
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Old 04-22-08, 02:34 PM   #7
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clamp was removed for photo
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How does the seatpost stay in?
With a seatpost collar.


It was removed for the shoot.

Edit: Arggh! late!
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Wow. DW can build a hell of a bike. Lucky kid.

With paint like that maybe her little friends will want to ride track too.
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Old 04-22-08, 02:57 PM   #10
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except now the poor little girl is gonna have to see her bike made fun of in the jackass thread because girls can't ride that kinda gear ratio!?!
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except now the poor little girl is gonna have to see her bike made fun of in the jackass thread because girls can't ride that kinda gear ratio!?!
Little girls can't ride 62 gear inches?! Are you sure?
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If I had any children I sure as hell would not let them ride a carbon fork. Walker bikes are absurdly priced. For 2200$ I would want my damn name engraved on my fork crown. It seems a lot of so called "artisan" frame builders are neglecting the art of crafting a good fork.

Who wants to build a fork when the elves in taiwan can glue em together!
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There's elves in Taiwan. I have always wanted one. Do they sell on ebay?
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Little girls can't ride 62 gear inches?! Are you sure?
ask the jackass thread, not me son.
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If I had any children I sure as hell would not let them ride a carbon fork. Walker bikes are absurdly priced. For 2200$ I would want my damn name engraved on my fork crown. It seems a lot of so called "artisan" frame builders are neglecting the art of crafting a good fork.

Who wants to build a fork when the elves in taiwan can glue em together!
A lot of "artisan" builders use carbon forks because they build their bikes to, you know, be ridden on a track. Where a carbon fork makes sense. Thanks for the tangential rant about how expensive his bikes are, it really made me no longer appreciate him building a cool bike for his daughter...

It's nice to see people getting their kids interested in bikes, especially track bikes. The bit on FGG about him being really happy his daughter wanted to be a bike racer was really cool.
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It's nice to know DW loves us more than he does FGG. He posted this beauty when he had it done about a month ago.
Didn't he say something like, "I had some guy make a frame for my daughter" or something, too?

What a joker.
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The bike looks pretty sweet.


but, the paint is iffy, and check out that chain line? Not too straight
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If I had any children I sure as hell would not let them ride a carbon fork. Walker bikes are absurdly priced. For 2200$ I would want my damn name engraved on my fork crown. It seems a lot of so called "artisan" frame builders are neglecting the art of crafting a good fork.

Who wants to build a fork when the elves in taiwan can glue em together!
This post has ignorance from start to finish...how sad.


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Old 04-22-08, 04:29 PM   #19
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Thanks to those who dig it, like it, etc.

No, I am not adopting any "kids".

Chainline?...geeez guys, cant think of anything better to complain about?

And yes, I did wipe tears away when she said she wanted to be a bike racer. Quite possibly the happiest moment of my life. ( I am easy to please)

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well, the fillets seem like they could be a little smaller...just kidding. i have done enough metal fab. to understand the amount of time to make clean details. as an architect i appreciate them even more. i am sure people would be shocked when they realize the amount of man hours it takes for a custom bike - for $2200 you are getting an amazing piece of art. hell, the photographer probably charged more than that to shoot the bike.
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well, the fillets seem like they could be a little smaller...just kidding. i have done enough metal fab. to understand the amount of time to make clean details. as an architect i appreciate them even more. i am sure people would be shocked when they realize the amount of man hours it takes for a custom bike - for $2200 you are getting an amazing piece of art. hell, the photographer probably charged more than that to shoot the bike.
Thanks for "getting it"! You are one of the few....

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It's nice to know DW loves us more than he does FGG. He posted this beauty when he had it done about a month ago.
Dennis at fgg is backlogged in a major way, he's had the pics for a few weeks.

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so when i order my next bike you will have to deal with my O.C.D.
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if i ever have a daughter, i'm gonna build her a bike as well. only mine will be made with conduit from home depot, and welded together with a torch and a few coat hangers. yeah, it'll be a peice of ****, but it'll build character. then when it breaks and impales her, she'll totally have a reason to hate me when she gets older, rather than just teen angst.

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so when i order my next bike you will have to deal with my O.C.D.
oh, that increases the price...

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