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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 03-13-09, 07:01 PM   #1
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Vintage SS Im building

Im building this Univega up as a SS to replace the Browning, the Browning was way to tall for me so I sold it, this one is the perfect size and similiar to the Browning so Im pretty sure itll ride nice! I hacked the RD hanger off as it was cracked and the threads were stripped out, anyways tell me what you guys think about it so far.



















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nice - i like the head badge and chromed-end fork, it'll turn out great. i'm partial to cross brake levers though (instead of those hood ones, but that's just me).
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nice - i like the head badge and chromed-end fork, it'll turn out great. i'm partial to cross brake levers though (instead of those hood ones, but that's just me).
He probably wants to keep a vintage feel. Cross levers are not at all vintage.
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Old 03-13-09, 11:08 PM   #4
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^^^^What he said ^^^^
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One thing I always think of that vintage bikes always have are the very long brake cables jutting out of the top of the hoods.

like this
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bring back drillium.
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drillium levers, excellent!
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also, you have a weird house. do you live with your grandma?
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no offense.
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also, you have a weird house. do you live with your grandma?
Nah, Im just a weird person. (none taken by the way)
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I just realized whats in the background of this photo.

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i'm most intrigued by the dolce and gabbana glasses case contrasted with the hanging miniature chairs on the wall.

everything in your pictures, from the dozens of blank cds to what i'm guessing is a gun holster to the rows of mysterious packaged items makes me want to gently nudge your project bike out of the way for a clearer look.

granted, i'm really drunk right now, but still.
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One thing I always think of that vintage bikes always have are the very long brake cables jutting out of the top of the hoods.

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take his word for it. i vouch that there are in fact brakes in that picture.
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i'm most intrigued by the dolce and gabbana glasses case contrasted with the hanging miniature chairs on the wall.

everything in your pictures, from the dozens of blank cds to what i'm guessing is a gun holster to the rows of mysterious packaged items makes me want to gently nudge your project bike out of the way for a clearer look.

granted, i'm really drunk right now, but still.
Ill have to admt that it does look a bit strange but I do assure you that its only because Im "a bit strange" nothing to do with anything illegal though. by the way, those are dozens of blank cds, a gun holster and rows of mysterious packaged items. and the Dolce and Gabbana glasses case contrasted with the hanging miniature chairs on the wall intrigues me too! you notice all this but fail to see the cat sleeping peacefully on the shelf of the wooden cabinet in pic # 7.
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