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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 10-20-08, 09:04 PM   #1
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Well, its finally begun.

Just ordered a new frame finally after about 2 months of rigorous e-shopping. Wont be riding it until December/January, will be adding pieces as I get the money for them.



Planned build is:

-Kiyo Miyazawa, 52.5 cm, no dents, barely any scratches. This is the third one I came upon and finally went with, guy at keirinculture was really helpful and cut me a deal I could not resist. Going to do it up with white parts not that any of you care about how a bike looks.

-Sugino 75 cranks and 45 t chainring, already getting these from a friend of mine, just need to actually pay him.

-Undecided on pedals, was originally thinking MKS CUSTOM NUEVOs but may just got with gr-9s after the recent praise for their comfort here. Some toshi doubles.

-Probably going to stick with deep Vs due to the fact Iv been riding my pair for almost a year and have had zero problems with them. Only problem is they are yellow, which would look HORRID with this frame so maybe I can swap them out with someone with white ones. Lace them to phil woods.

-San Marco rolls saddle, maybe nitto seatpost.



Hopefully christmas can help speed things up a notch, until then I can at least you know, look at it and drool. Ill update this once its rideable.

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Old 10-20-08, 09:06 PM   #2
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gr-9s and double straps don't work, you have to get longer toe clip bolts and put the strap under those.
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Old 10-20-08, 09:21 PM   #3
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Ahhh good info to have.
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Old 10-20-08, 09:23 PM   #4
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wow we're in the same position but im starting with a kilo tt frame, high five on that
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Old 10-20-08, 09:24 PM   #5
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that bike wants classic silver, not 'me too' white
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Old 10-20-08, 09:25 PM   #6
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white veeps to phils, clever

you should be thinking more like open pro to LF dura ace
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Old 10-20-08, 09:27 PM   #7
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+1 ... if you are changing your hubs to other rims... don't do veeps again
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Old 10-20-08, 09:43 PM   #8
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white veeps to phils, clever

you should be thinking more like open pro to LF dura ace

More into function than being clever these days. Roads here are pretty gnarly. Weight isnt important.
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Old 10-20-08, 09:50 PM   #9
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ummm that **** is awesome.
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More into function than being clever these days. Roads here are pretty gnarly. Weight isnt important.
Then aeroheads are a better choice but hey, it's your bike and a very nice one at that.
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Then aeroheads are a better choice but hey, it's your bike and a very nice one at that.


Aeroheads actually are a good idea, nothings really finalized other than the crankset and hubs so far. Recommendations are totally welcome.
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yeah, if you need to get Vs get silver ones and polish em. that bike needs lo-pro rims though.
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I just finished up my build. Started at the same spot you're currently at. Kinda similar color frame as well.

Since you have time, you can check out Ebay for parts - some nice deals can be had. Picked up a used but nice condition Chorus BB For $38 shipped. TTT stem and a seat posts for $5 each plus a few $ for shipping.
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that bike wants classic silver, not 'me too' white
+1

dont tarck up that frameset dude.
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More into function than being clever these days. Roads here are pretty gnarly. Weight isnt important.
dude, as long as the wheelset is properly built, an open pro to dura ace wheelset is not going to implode. why do people thing deep vs are somehow amazingly more durable then any other rim? and if youre worried that open pros arent durable, why are aeroheads a good idea? sheesh
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Iv ridden aeroheads and know people who ride them. My experience with open pros are 0, maybe ill do some search later.
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Congratulations on your veeerrryyy nice new frame!

But GR-9s work fine with double straps, getting slightly longer screws shouldn't be a problem for anyone. Or can it be that hard?

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The soma double gates come with long screws.
But a simple trip to the hardware store will get you everything you need.
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