Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-01-08, 09:28 PM   #1
tmh657
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
tmh657's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SoCal
Bikes: A few BSO's.
Posts: 2,473
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Tried no brakes today

Just built this bike today and brake lever wouldn't go on the bars so I hopped on and rode to the LBS to find one. I forgot ONCE that I had no brakes coming to a stop sign.

I won't do that again.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Side_1.jpg (53.3 KB, 216 views)
tmh657 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 09:29 PM   #2
bike_curious?
Bike_curious?
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Orange County
Bikes: '08 Giant OCR3, 80's Raliegh Grand Prix, 90's Trek 420, Schwinn Mantray
Posts: 87
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Look sweet. Post the built sheet.
bike_curious? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 09:30 PM   #3
iwegian
Steel snob by accident
 
iwegian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Des Moines, IA
Bikes: Masi steel cross, Torelli steel roadie, Brew steel bmx
Posts: 648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
omg! zen content!
iwegian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 09:31 PM   #4
deathhare
:jarckass:
 
deathhare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Nashville
Bikes:
Posts: 6,562
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OMG did you die!!
deathhare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 09:32 PM   #5
tmh657
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
tmh657's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SoCal
Bikes: A few BSO's.
Posts: 2,473
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
I am typing from the grave
tmh657 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 09:33 PM   #6
iwegian
Steel snob by accident
 
iwegian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Des Moines, IA
Bikes: Masi steel cross, Torelli steel roadie, Brew steel bmx
Posts: 648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
how's the wifi signal there?
iwegian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 09:33 PM   #7
louderthangod
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Alameda, Ca
Bikes: Surly Steamroller, Broakland Pipe Bomb
Posts: 115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you don't know how to stop without using a brake you should learn...I think every fixed gear rider should know a variety of stopping/speed controlling skills.
louderthangod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 09:34 PM   #8
tmh657
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
tmh657's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SoCal
Bikes: A few BSO's.
Posts: 2,473
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
1974 Raleigh pro frame and fork, I painted it
Campy head set
Nitto stem
deep v's, came from my other bike, might change em
no name crank, set post, bars and saddle
tmh657 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 09:36 PM   #9
tmh657
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
tmh657's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SoCal
Bikes: A few BSO's.
Posts: 2,473
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
I started with out a brake when I was a total newb but then used it so it's not foreign to me, just forgot for a moment AND I had too tall a gear.
I just wanted to ride the thing
tmh657 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 10:56 PM   #10
johnnytheboy
hubris protects no one.
 
johnnytheboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: USA! USA! USA!!
Bikes: all of them.
Posts: 3,104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
try riding without a bike next time.
it's even harder than riding with no brakes.
johnnytheboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 11:28 PM   #11
tmh657
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
tmh657's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SoCal
Bikes: A few BSO's.
Posts: 2,473
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
robot, do you ride your kilo when you work as a clown?
tmh657 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 11:51 PM   #12
johnnytheboy
hubris protects no one.
 
johnnytheboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: USA! USA! USA!!
Bikes: all of them.
Posts: 3,104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
no.
that top tube pad stains really easily.
it sucks when i get the children's blood all over it.

i usually just drive my van.
johnnytheboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-08, 12:07 AM   #13
stilken
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Boise, ID
Bikes:
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Have you ever gotten your clown shoes caught in the chain? And how high do you roll your balloon pants so that they don't unroll on you? I'm thinking about starting to ride while dressed as a clown and want to know how to do it properly.

I bet clown shoes make Ted-shredding it pretty effective though, huge surface area.
stilken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-08, 12:13 AM   #14
johnnytheboy
hubris protects no one.
 
johnnytheboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: USA! USA! USA!!
Bikes: all of them.
Posts: 3,104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
i said i drive the van.
johnnytheboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-08, 12:21 AM   #15
stilken
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Boise, ID
Bikes:
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, from your top tube pad comment, I assumed you have done it before. My bad dawg. What kind of candy you got up in there? I'm kinda hungry.
stilken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-08, 12:25 AM   #16
johnnytheboy
hubris protects no one.
 
johnnytheboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: USA! USA! USA!!
Bikes: all of them.
Posts: 3,104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
i've got a bag of dicks your welcome to.
johnnytheboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-08, 12:27 AM   #17
stilken
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Boise, ID
Bikes:
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What kind of bag? Ziplock? Paper? Messenger? This is important.
stilken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-08, 12:42 AM   #18
peabodypride
No plan.
 
peabodypride's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: PA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,744
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sick
peabodypride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-08, 01:09 AM   #19
Joetheshmo
P.L.U.R
 
Joetheshmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bikes: 1985 Shwinn World 10 speed, 1970-ish Centurion Converted to Fixed Gear
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
this thread is amazing.

[ps] white bikes are hawt
Joetheshmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-08, 02:13 AM   #20
mkoj
coOL gUy
 
mkoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: the good portland
Bikes: A SCANDINAVIAN MAN
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by thehappyrobot View Post
try riding without a bike next time.
it's even harder than riding with no brakes.
i pull off hella long skids that way






wait what
mkoj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-08, 01:14 PM   #21
middy
Team Smartass
 
middy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Tejas, brah!
Bikes:
Posts: 461
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I love riding brakeless with no foot retention because when I'm spinning really fast and a foot slips off and I can't get my feet back on the pedals so I'm just sitting there on the seat with my legs sticking out so they don't get whacked by the pedals and going "Aaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!" because I can't stop and I'm going to get hurt really bad... I think that must look pretty cool.
middy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-08, 01:17 PM   #22
middy
Team Smartass
 
middy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Tejas, brah!
Bikes:
Posts: 461
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Almost as cool as the big chunks missing from my face because I use melon-ballers for handlebars.
middy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:26 PM.