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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 11-22-08, 05:00 AM   #1
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Newest abomination to jump on the FG band wagon

I just saw this on Yahoo auctions Japan.

They are selling for 55,000
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Old 11-22-08, 05:28 AM   #2
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It's got gears and no brakes ... or is there a coaster brake in that hub?
Are you sure it's fixed?

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Old 11-22-08, 05:34 AM   #3
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thats got disc brakes with the controls on the tops of the bars and stem.
just a styled road bike
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Old 11-22-08, 05:40 AM   #4
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It's got gears and no brakes ... or is there a coaster brake in that hub?
Are you sure it's fixed?

Richard
it has brakes....

it's not fixed....

c'mon man.
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Old 11-22-08, 06:14 AM   #5
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no brakes
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Old 11-22-08, 07:53 AM   #6
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Disc brakes. I missed them. I was looking for the levers and am guessing they're hiding behind the bars.

It's been a long night. Upcoming exams are getting to me. Some barsteward's drunk all the wine and I'm damned sure it's not me, must've been the cat ... umm ... what other excuses can I come up with.

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**slinks away, tries not to look at fixed gear bike hanging on wall in case it's crying**
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Old 11-22-08, 08:08 AM   #7
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I was just looking on yahoojp, and saw that company's mini-velos. They looked like **** too.

Crash The Roll Cake is a good name tho.
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Old 11-22-08, 09:19 AM   #8
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I was just looking on yahoojp, and saw that company's mini-velos. They looked like **** too.

Crash The Roll Cake is a good name tho.
Haha, yeah.

Their bikes are strangely tempting! There is something almost Kitsch about them!

This one reminded me a little of the Fuji Obey, with it's GOOOOLLLD bare knuckle track drops, Gold aero (track looking) seatpost and the Brooksish leather saddle. That is why I see it as FG clone, even if it is not FG.

Maybe I should buy one!!!!

やだ!  ださい! 違う!
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Old 11-22-08, 09:24 AM   #9
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They just look like they have no idea what they're doing.

I had a buddy who showed me a Chinese manufacturer's catalog, that had off the shelf frames you could slap a logo on, and there was a 29er frame with an eccentric bottom bracket AND track ends. This kind of reminds me of that. Just throw everything against the wall and see what sticks.

I do love the logo tho!
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Old 11-22-08, 11:50 AM   #10
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so, disc brakes and gears and a road geometry. but yet no road drops or hoods? I wouldnt want to ride a road bike with track drops - that's not comfortable nor does it serve any purpose. whats the point?
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Old 11-22-08, 12:29 PM   #11
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how anyone can look past those 8 lb $200-walmart-hybrid cranks is beyond me.
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Old 11-22-08, 12:31 PM   #12
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wow. I didnt even notice. I was busy wrapping my head around the track drops.
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Old 11-22-08, 12:47 PM   #13
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Is that one of the little shipping/utility islands in Tokyo Bay off Odaiba?
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Old 11-22-08, 01:32 PM   #14
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that bike would be pretty sweet with risers if you ask me
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Old 11-22-08, 04:31 PM   #15
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how anyone can look past those 8 lb $200-walmart-hybrid cranks is beyond me.
I noticed those too. I have about 10 sets of those out in my bike junk box. They have the chainrings riveted on with rivets made to look like allen bolts
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Old 11-22-08, 04:57 PM   #16
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Do not knock it too much. After all America came up with the Stingray and other very silly bike designs.
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Old 11-22-08, 08:00 PM   #17
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That bike is all kinds of messed up...Is that a Brooks?
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you couldn't pay me to ride that
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