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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 08-19-08, 05:54 PM   #1
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My first conversion

This is my conversion, 1986 Techium 440. New 27s, flipped and chopped the drop bars and overhauled the rest. Before and after pics, open game on opinions.
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Old 08-19-08, 06:31 PM   #2
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My opinion is: you don't understand the concept of the 'before and after pic.'

That's not the same bike. Before is a 48, after is 62.
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Old 08-19-08, 06:39 PM   #3
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should have specified that the old bike is the same only a smaller frame i have two of them in different sizes, no before pics were taken. i improvised and took a pic of the original bike i still have unaltered after i converted the larger frame to fixed.
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What gearing are you running?


http://www.rei.com/product/777833?pr...:referralID=NA
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Old 08-20-08, 01:27 PM   #5
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40 teeth in the front, 16 in the back...I never could figure out the whole gear ratio s***...it's super low I know, but I have to climb a huge hill at 4am when I get off work everyday and wanted to start a lil easy
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