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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 05-21-08, 09:03 PM   #1
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is there any advantage

to running a frame like this?

http://fixedgeargallery.com/2008/may...hurKnowler.htm

looks pretty wack but i may just be ignorant
sexy lugs though
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Old 05-21-08, 10:34 PM   #2
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well, for starters you get a link to your bike on bf...
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Old 05-21-08, 10:41 PM   #3
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Cars will definitely see you.
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that's the ugliest thing i've ever seen
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Old 05-21-08, 10:58 PM   #5
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think more ppl might know bout it in vintage?
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Old 05-21-08, 10:58 PM   #6
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mobile advertising for your barber shop

told ya
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Old 05-21-08, 10:59 PM   #7
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The advantage is you'll never have to explain to someone that you're mentally handicapped... They'll just know.
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Old 05-21-08, 11:30 PM   #8
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super super tight. the advantage is super easy wheelies/turns tighter than a 9 year old.
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Old 05-22-08, 01:02 AM   #9
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He's going for a lugged steel version of that.

Can't say I'm real hip on his paint job either.
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Old 05-22-08, 02:03 AM   #10
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I love lugs... but that bike makes me love them less. I understand the desire for a certain geometry, but that vertical bar isn't very attractive either.
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Old 05-22-08, 05:42 AM   #11
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i have an overwhelming urge to punch that bicycle.
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Old 05-22-08, 05:43 AM   #12
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ps, that build is corny as ****, from the carbon spacers all the way down to the wheel choice. what a clueless ******...
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That style is an old one, designed to shorten up the wheelbase considerably. One of the posters above got it right when he showed one of the newer Cervelos.
It was used on time trial bikes in England in the 1960's. At least that's the only time I've seen it. It basically replicates the curved seat tubes we saw on the KHS;s of a few years back, although with considerably more tubes.
I for one, like the bike, even though the pinstriping on the lugs is horribly uneven.
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Old 05-22-08, 08:23 AM   #14
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haha thank you for all the replies
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Old 05-22-08, 09:46 AM   #15
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Let's use it to ride away and join the circus!
Way too much of some good things.
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Obviously the guy had some extra lugs and tubing, and a lot of extra time on his hands.
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The worst thing about that build is that the guy can't make up his mind if he wants to be vintage(framedesign,lugwork,sadle) or modern(cockpit,clipless,tires) and the combination is just a mess.
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its not too hard to make vintage and modern work well together. its more showy/ostentatious topped off with a fatty serving of bland thats killing that bike...
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That style is an old one, designed to shorten up the wheelbase considerably. One of the posters above got it right when he showed one of the newer Cervelos.
It was used on time trial bikes in England in the 1960's. At least that's the only time I've seen it. It basically replicates the curved seat tubes we saw on the KHS;s of a few years back, although with considerably more tubes.
I for one, like the bike, even though the pinstriping on the lugs is horribly uneven.
Wow, that's what I was going to say.
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Old 05-22-08, 11:10 AM   #20
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Looks like the welding jig fell over while welding the frame and got ****ed. So he said screw it and just started welding random tubes on it.
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