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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 06-03-09, 09:49 AM   #1
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My new fixed gear frame nears completion

After about a 15 year hiatus, I decided to build myself a new frame this spring. It's Reynolds 531 tubing (from Greg Parker at Bicycle Classics, who miraculously has a stock of this tubing), intended to replace or at least augment my old Atala "Grand Prix" fixed gear conversion bike.

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Old 06-03-09, 09:51 AM   #2
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looking good!
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Old 06-03-09, 11:43 AM   #3
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Wow, it's gonna be very clean, yeah?
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I really like the seat stays, very clean. I plan on doing the UBI framebuilding class in a couple of years and I'm trying to figure out what kind of frame to build. I may do a track frame similar to yours but I'm leaning to a cross frame.
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Looks sharp. Makes me sad that I will never have time in my life to learn the art of frame building.
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Old 06-03-09, 01:58 PM   #6
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Zeus dropouts too! Those are getting rare these days!
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That's really nice looking. Can't wait to see what kind of paint it gets.
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Old 06-03-09, 02:32 PM   #8
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nice!
keep us updated.

what the plans for components & paint scheme?
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Zeus dropouts too! Those are getting rare these days!
They're not actually marked Zeus, but they appear to be identical to the Zeus 2000 track ends in catalog #103:



As far as components go, I have a Zeus track crank, Gipiemme track hubs, and Zeus track pedals set aside for it. I haven't decided on paint yet.
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