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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 11-06-09, 10:56 PM   #1
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The Fixed Gears of University of Toronto Photo Thread [Large picture warning]

When I see a FG/SS and have a moment, I snap a photo with my phone.

If you see your bike and want it removed, let me know!

I was too lazy to resize these, so unfortunately they're all rather large, low-quality images thanks to my ****ty first-gen iPhone camera. This forum should have a [timg] tag like others! So useful.










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Old 11-06-09, 10:57 PM   #2
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Old 11-06-09, 11:40 PM   #3
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i liked the gt, the rest are meh, where are all the good bikes in toronto?
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Old 11-07-09, 12:18 AM   #4
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one of those is geared
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looks like a party for a wheel thief, but so does my campus.
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Old 11-07-09, 12:47 AM   #7
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high concentration of bowerys.
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looks like a party for a wheel thief, but so does my campus.
yeah the bike hidin in the 1st pic looks to have gotten jacked
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Old 11-07-09, 01:17 AM   #9
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why are almost all the owners *******? only a handful of the pedals have foot retention.
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yeah the bike hidin in the 1st pic looks to have gotten jacked
That thing has been there for about a year. There's another old Raleigh hardtail that's stripped on the next O-ring down. Pisses me off because sometimes I need to lock up around there. I'm not sure what happens when the owners don't bother even getting their locks back. City doesn't notice, I guess.

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why are almost all the owners *******? only a handful of the pedals have foot retention.
Mostly singlespeeds I'm guessing?

My bad. I know my campus is mostly filled with some pretty ****ty bikes and pretty stupid riders. I've met some chill people at Bikechain though.
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i used to live near campus on bloor. what a great city!
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It kills me to see bikes locked up to those Toronto ring posts on the ring, not the centre post. You can snap the ring off with a two-by-four piece of wood. One trip to the lumber store and a walk across U of T campus, and I could expand my bicycle collection considerably.
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It kills me to see bikes locked up to those Toronto ring posts on the ring, not the centre post. You can snap the ring off with a two-by-four piece of wood. One trip to the lumber store and a walk across U of T campus, and I could expand my bicycle collection considerably.
really? they look more stable than that. if they were locked to the center post couldn't they just be lifted off it after you break the ring off anyway?
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i liked the gt, the rest are meh, where are all the good bikes in toronto?
Not at U of T. I've never seen any of these bikes around. Probably don't leave campus much
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that bianchi conversion is crying.
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really? they look more stable than that. if they were locked to the center post couldn't they just be lifted off it after you break the ring off anyway?
It takes a fair bit of torque but no, those things snap off fairly easily if you angle it correctly. I never used them, even before their weaknesses
became a news story, it just seemed clear that the ring could be removed from the post with a tool or something. It must have been a very
crafty thief who figured out the 2X4 thing, I wonder how many bikes he got before people caught on?
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Old 11-07-09, 11:39 AM   #17
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tha majority of those look like single speeds with single brakes (lack of foot retention).

Although i suppose it's possible they ride fixed gear, no retention, with a brake.

yawn. don't look to poor students for quality bikes.
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It didn't look like many of them were locked very well. 1 thief can swoop in and make a pretty penny with all those saddles and wheels!
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Old 11-07-09, 02:45 PM   #19
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that Rossin looks like it has a lugged seat cluster and bottom bracket, but tigged headtube. Is that common?
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It takes a fair bit of torque but no, those things snap off fairly easily if you angle it correctly. I never used them, even before their weaknesses
became a news story, it just seemed clear that the ring could be removed from the post with a tool or something. It must have been a very
crafty thief who figured out the 2X4 thing, I wonder how many bikes he got before people caught on?
I thought you meant that the ring could literally be snapped in half. If it can just be removed/pried off, then shouldn't it be better that you lock it to the ring? Then the bike is still attached to something heavy even if the ring is removed. If it was locked to the center post and someone removed the ring, then the bike can just be lifted off and a thief only has a U-lock to carry away and worry about later, not a 10-20 pound metal ring as well.
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#1 is not fixed. (you can clearly see the freewheel)
#8 is not even a SS.
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Old 11-07-09, 04:40 PM   #22
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#1 is not fixed. (you can clearly see the freewheel)
#8 is not even a SS.
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are you a detective or something?
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they can't get anything past you.

are you a detective or something?
From your profile:

If you quit with the attitude and you might make some.
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No one knows how to lock up both wheels in TO? Or maybe wheel theft isn't a big problem?
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No one knows how to lock up both wheels in TO? Or maybe wheel theft isn't a big problem?
People just don't understand the difficulty in carrying a 15mm wrench
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