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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 08-05-08, 08:36 PM   #1
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Schwinn Varsity - Ready to Ride

Here's what I got off Craigslist:




I then played with the idea of going obnoxiously over the top....


But realized i'd rather have something a little more 'rugged'...






that was fun for my first ever conversion!

flame on....

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Old 08-05-08, 08:42 PM   #2
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I had to make sure the bottle holder still worked

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now it will be filled with something a bit more substantial...

http://www.stonebrew.com/ipa/

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Old 08-05-08, 08:45 PM   #3
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looks good for the winter! how about grabbing some full fenders tho?
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Love that beer. $7.99 a bottle is a bit expensive, though.
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those are the original fenders! I love the look... we'll see how they perform :=D

the great thing about avery's specialty beers - is just about 2 of them will do you just fine!
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So - i did my first ever race a couple weeks ago. Duathlon. 4 mile run followed by a 10 mile ride. While I suck at running... the ride was fun, i did it on the single speed. At an average 17.5 mph pace! woohooo!
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...an average 17.5 mph pace! woohooo!
Nicely done! I just did an unofficial triathlon with some friends for fun a couple weeks ago and we held the same average. These guys were all competitive triathletes, though, so I think they were pretty bored at that pace. I, on the other hand, thought I was going to die.
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I had to make sure the bottle holder still worked

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now it will be filled with something a bit more substantial...

man i bought one of those once, drank it, then out of nowhere I was tanked. it gets my thumbs up.
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I'm hooked now - i've been looking at 'real' road bikes since the day of the race. Even went to the extent of test riding an '08 Cannondale 6 Thirteen today. I gotta really work on my running... but a better bike would be fun for those events!
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I wanna train for triathlon so bad, I gotta practice swimming and running though.
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