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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 11-21-08, 07:58 PM   #1
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what to do...

I just picked up a raleigh technium trilite and was planing on making it a ss or fg but i was wondering if theres any thing u can do about the shifter bolt?

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Old 11-21-08, 08:03 PM   #2
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What needs done? It won't keep you from running ss or fixed.
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Old 11-21-08, 08:27 PM   #3
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If I still had those shift levers I'd put them back on my conversion with no cables that way i don't have any raw metal potentially poking my legs—also then I could spin them around and pretend to shift etc.
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Make a little doobie holder that screws into one side, and a lighter holder that screws into the other side.
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Old 11-21-08, 09:04 PM   #5
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Or tastefully wrap a bandanna around the downtube. That will give you major street cred.
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Old 11-21-08, 09:25 PM   #6
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Make a little doobie holder that screws into one side, and a lighter holder that screws into the other side.
HAHAHAH

No but seriously, you could grind them down in theory with a saw or a grinder or a file or something. Then maybe some creative patching required depending on how far you are able to grind it down and what it looks like. Maybe you should look for a different frame if it bothers you though.
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Old 11-21-08, 10:08 PM   #7
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Or tastefully wrap a bandanna around the downtube. That will give you major street cred.
Hmmm based on your avatar alone, I would guess that you are serious about this one and not being sarcastic.
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Old 11-21-08, 10:16 PM   #8
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lol.. i'll admit it, the first time i saw someone wrap a bandanna on their top tube i thought it was the dopest ish. i wanted to do it as well but i don't like the idea of flaunting some rag out in the open here in LA.

to the OP, whatever you do, you should not ride your bike like that. looks like a nasty accident waiting to happen.
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Old 11-22-08, 01:56 AM   #9
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Don't cut them off. Eventually, you might want to put gears on and you will kick yourself like many-a-folk if you permanently damage your bike.
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Old 11-22-08, 03:10 PM   #10
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a friend of mine built up a raleigh technium, i cut them off for him and grinded it smooth after paint or powder you'll never know it was there, especially if you get a really fine toothed file.
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^^^^ do not do.
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