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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 02-27-09, 11:17 AM   #1
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2009 DAWES MTA Updated! Check it out.

Thanks for all of the help from the group.. (stem and cranks questions). I have completed my updates attached are before and after images.

Quill stem with 1 1/8" to 1" inserts.
Vintage Brooks Saddle
Vintage Campagnolo seat post
Vintage Campagnolo tri-arm cranks (52t)
Wooden Handlebars

And I sanded it down to bare metal and repainted it.

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Old 02-27-09, 11:19 AM   #2
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+58 trendy points for wood bars?

dude thats an awful idea.
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Old 02-27-09, 11:22 AM   #3
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I like it. Good job. A true labor of love.
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Old 02-27-09, 11:22 AM   #4
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ha, someone stole my bars I was using, and the wooden bars are somewhat temporary, I just haven't found anything else I like. I cut a branch off of a tree in the back yard and stripped the bark off and cut it to size... I didn't buy them.
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Old 02-27-09, 11:26 AM   #5
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LOL

Your story is win. I'd just be hella careful with it...

I'll ship you a set of straights if you pay for shipping dude..
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Old 02-27-09, 12:49 PM   #6
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I love the background of the photo, and I really like the paint choice of your bike. I'd be too afraid to ride that bike brakeless though (with homemade wooden bars and a super beefy gear ratio).
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Old 02-27-09, 01:49 PM   #7
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yeah really i hope that branch doesn't break on you!
looks good though.
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I have a 19t (73 gi) on one side and a 16t (87 gi) on the other. not too bad.
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