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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 05-24-08, 04:16 PM   #1
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My Fixie

Well it started out as a 73 Azuki Racer. Now is my daily rider.
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still have a few things to do to it but its reliable now.
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Old 05-24-08, 04:18 PM   #2
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by the way here is a pic of it when I first got it:
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Old 05-24-08, 04:29 PM   #3
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That looks good. Those wheels are so new that you havent removed the american flag tags. You could lighten it up a lot with a new saddle.
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Old 05-24-08, 04:44 PM   #4
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Sweet bike man! Great build
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Old 05-24-08, 05:05 PM   #5
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if it's fixed why are you running both brakes? I think it looks great but I honestly your bike looks like a nice new build below your TT and old clunky stuff above, I'd say work on new bars, Headset, saddle, black seatpost, upgrade front brake from old center pulls to some newer ones, loose your rear brake and add cages and straps and she'll be the envy on your block! I run cheapy tainge headsets in a few of mine and I've been real happy with them for $12. Keep us posted lookin' great so far!
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Old 05-24-08, 05:29 PM   #6
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this post makes me laugh, man. In a good way, though.

you painted the bike with the chain still on it, or what? i like the color, though.

I love the brand new sparkling parts mixed in with the rusted out parts... like that nice clean chain ring with the rusted out pedals.

live2die raises a good point 'bout the double brakes. lose the weight = go faster!
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Old 05-24-08, 06:05 PM   #7
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Ok here is the deal.
Brakes: I want to keep them on until I get my new bull horn handle bars in b/c I like resting on the brake handles. And honestly just havent been in a rush to pull the rear ones off.
Seat: Im keeping it. Its comfortable and I like the look
Wheels: I kept the flag stickers on the wheels b/c I like them also
Pedels: will eventually be replaces. Also cages are on the way now
The whole bike I want to keep some of its original pieces while changes the others. Like the front shield and other org paint areas.
The painted chain thing happened b/c I painted the bike one afternoon just to get it done and didn't remove it..oh well

Anyways thanks for the compliments. Getting ready to go on my first organized ride with some other fixies here in LA.



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Old 05-24-08, 06:31 PM   #8
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I have the same wheelset only mine is the silver ones. They were good and cheap $71 w/cog and lockring
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at least get some steel wool on the pedals and get the rust off, and I hear ya on the brake hoods the horns will make it look much better! Black seatpost would still bring the bike together better and leave your stickers and all that jazz, it's your bike love it and ride it! if you like the saddle thats whats important just must weigh a ton and sure is huge, I'll bet you'll hate that saddle after about 8 miles the super cush ones tend to suck for longevity but great for short rides, just a thing to think about. Also I'm assuming you got your wheels online if so get them re-tensioned and trued before you start rilling on them and it will save you money on a complete overhaul. Enjoy your ride keep it rubber side down!
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Those wheels are so new that you havent removed the american flag tags.
I've always wondered whether "made by robots" is really the same thing as "made in America".
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ur title is wrong...it meant to say "my new fixed gear"
blugh, fixie, i hate the word
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Old 05-24-08, 07:24 PM   #12
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I have the same wheelset only mine is the silver ones. They were good and cheap $71 w/cog and lockring
Where was this? Link please?

Nice build, it looks like a fun bike.
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Old 05-24-08, 07:30 PM   #13
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Where was this? Link please?

Nice build, it looks like a fun bike.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...link:middle:us
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If you ever get sick of the saddle (I imagine it weighs a couple pounds) do take a look at Brooks saddles. They have sprung saddles and unsprung also. That bike is begging for a black Brooks

Nice color. Ride the hell out of that thing.
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Old 05-26-08, 09:44 AM   #15
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yeah those Brooks seats are nice!
I also finished painting my seat steam black...good idea
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Old 05-26-08, 12:02 PM   #16
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i asked about paint in the "show your bike" thread...


did you just rattle-can it? If so, I want a detailed report! I am doing the same to my same-vintage Raleigh.
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Old 05-26-08, 12:16 PM   #17
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I have an Azuki of about the same vintage i'm going to rebuild once I have the money.
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Old 05-26-08, 06:09 PM   #18
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yeah I sure did. I taped off where I wanted the original paint to stay and then sprayed the bike. Did a black primer and then the blue. 1 hour prep time and 30 min paint time
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