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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 07-14-04, 03:23 PM   #1
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My new single speed!!!

Hello fellow single speeders,
I have just finished a 2 year long single speed project.
I hope the photos are not too blurry?
The bike weighs 20.5 LBS.
It just screams down the road!!!
I hope you enjoy the photos.
Ray

SINGLE SPEED PARTS LIST
FRAME, Cannondale 1FG
CRANK, Campagnolo Record Pista
BOTTOM BRACKET, Campagnolo Record
BRAKE LEVERS, Dia Compe Road
BRAKE LEVERS/Rear, DiaCompe Stoker/Dummy
BRAKES, Paulís Motolite
SEAT POST, Moots Ti
SADDLE, Brooks Swift
HANDLE BAR, Nitto Moustache Handlebar
STEM, Custom Moots Ti (on order)
HEADSET, Cris King
HUBS, Phil Wood High-Flange Track
RIMS, Velocity Aeroheat
WHEEL LACING, Front: Radial Front
WHEEL LACING, Rear: Snowflake Pattern Rear
TIRES, 1987 Vintage Continental Slicks
PEDALS, MKS Track Royal Nuevo
Toe Straps, Toshi
Water Bottle cage, Vintage Ringle
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Old 07-14-04, 03:39 PM   #2
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that's a great looking bike with nice parts. very unique and well done. ditch those spoke lacing patterns though...
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Old 07-14-04, 08:29 PM   #3
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its so... so.... CLEAN!

it looks like a great ride, go out and get it DIRTY!!!

have fun!

... did you lace the wheels yourself?
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Old 07-14-04, 10:27 PM   #4
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Kinda reminds me of this......



.....except it's, well, a Cannondale.
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what....the ****...is that?


oh yeah, whoever took that pic. did a great job of making sure everything looked super nice and neat...EXCEPT FOR THE CROOKED VALVE STEM!!! OMG LERN 2 INSTALL AN INNER TUBE!!!!

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Old 07-14-04, 11:24 PM   #6
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WAY TOO CLEAN! love the bike other than it's cleanliness. At least slop some grease on there!
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Old 07-15-04, 12:57 AM   #7
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Hello fellow single speeders,
I have just finished a 2 year long single speed project.
I hope the photos are not too blurry?
The bike weighs 20.5 LBS.
It just screams down the road!!!
I hope you enjoy the photos.
Ray

SINGLE SPEED PARTS LIST
FRAME, Cannondale 1FG
CRANK, Campagnolo Record Pista
BOTTOM BRACKET, Campagnolo Record
BRAKE LEVERS, Dia Compe Road
BRAKE LEVERS/Rear, DiaCompe Stoker/Dummy
BRAKES, Paulís Motolite
SEAT POST, Moots Ti
SADDLE, Brooks Swift
HANDLE BAR, Nitto Moustache Handlebar
STEM, Custom Moots Ti (on order)
HEADSET, Cris King
HUBS, Phil Wood High-Flange Track
RIMS, Velocity Aeroheat
WHEEL LACING, Front: Radial Front
WHEEL LACING, Rear: Snowflake Pattern Rear
TIRES, 1987 Vintage Continental Slicks
PEDALS, MKS Track Royal Nuevo
Toe Straps, Toshi
Water Bottle cage, Vintage Ringle
Those r the single speeds with vertical drops that have the adjustable bottom bracket?

Kind of neat looking but why the heck didnt they just give it horizontal drops?

20 pounds is light, very, my fixie weighs way more than that and my mountain, yeah gods, prolly over 30.
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Old 07-15-04, 02:18 AM   #8
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Those r the single speeds with vertical drops that have the adjustable bottom bracket?

Kind of neat looking but why the heck didnt they just give it horizontal drops?
The excentric bottom bracket is to make running disk brakes easier.
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Old 07-15-04, 10:24 AM   #9
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two years?
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Old 07-15-04, 11:18 AM   #10
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Yes, 2 years! This is my third bike. I have a tricked out 1987 Diamondback Arrival. I can no longer put any more unique parts onto that bike, so I started thinking about putting a new bike together. I have been looking at vintage/unique bike parts for awhile. I knew that I wanted the Snowflake Pattern rear wheel lacing, but could not find anyone that could do it. I happened upon a bike messenger one day who had the lacing that I wanted! So I finally found the name of someone that could lace up my back wheel (Marcus at Yojimboís did the lacing for me). I also wanted the Moustache Handlebar brake setup, like on the old 1990ís Bridgestones. Two brakes up front and two dummies on the rear. (I convinced a buddy of mine to do that setup on his Rivendell Ė photos enclosed) It just took me awhile to get the funds together, (and to justify the costs to myself) and to choose a frame. Then one day I saw the 1FG. I was hooked. Getting the parts together took another 14 months. So technically I have been thinking about this bike for over 2 years.
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You're a very good collector, excpet for the 1FG part. Now, go hang that thing up in the trophy room and start on the next project. May i suggest a 22" circa 1990 Yeti FRO Pro in turquoise?
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Old 07-16-04, 08:23 AM   #12
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Thats funny, my everyday bike is a 1971 Schwinn Varsity. And by the way, I would love to get a 1990 Yeti! BTW, why don't you like the 1FG? It is very well made, and it has a bottle opener on the dropout!
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