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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 11-30-09, 11:01 AM   #1
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Fixed gear SS Christmas wishlist.

What do you want for your bike this Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus. try to include pictures to liven things up a bit.
(try to keep it to 3 items max to keep the thread moving)

Ihome Bike-to-beach

white turbo saddle

Park tool repair and maintenance set
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Old 11-30-09, 01:00 PM   #2
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And thats it.
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Old 11-30-09, 01:08 PM   #3
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My roomie, parents, and Fiance are pitching in to get me the 2009 raleigh rush hour. yaaaaay.
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Old 11-30-09, 01:14 PM   #4
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1. BF admins to admit they screwed up by upgrading the software.
2. BF admins/programmers to respond to specific complaints instead of simply replying with "we're working on the issues."
3. If I can't get 1 & 2, then BF should rollback software to old version.
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Old 11-30-09, 01:43 PM   #5
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1. Less whining on BF.
2. More people posting helpful comments, especially in SS/FG.

Getting back to the thread, I'm trying to build up more winter/rain gear.

This is the only winter-ish tire I can find so far that might fit my Pista:



Some socks I actually WOULD want:


Maybe some rims if I'm extra good.

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Old 11-30-09, 02:02 PM   #6
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A repair stand. for some reason my girlfriend gets mad when she has to hold my bike up for hours while i do repairs. go figure.
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Old 11-30-09, 02:23 PM   #7
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Some of these:

One of these:

and one of these:


pretty please!
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Old 11-30-09, 02:54 PM   #8
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Old 11-30-09, 02:57 PM   #9
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the money to finish building my rush. been riding geared for a while now and it's just not the same.
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Old 11-30-09, 03:40 PM   #10
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Dear Santa,

I have been really good this year. Please bring me...

A Raleigh One Way.


One or two CETMA racks.


And I'd still like an S3X hub too.


X's and O's,
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Old 11-30-09, 03:59 PM   #11
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i'd like some nice double toe straps (toshi, exustar, etc) some black MKS GR9 pedals and some quad gate cages. I'm sick of using cheap forte pedals/straps/clips
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Old 11-30-09, 04:40 PM   #12
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It can be tough to find NMSW aeroheads. I ordered the parts for my wheelbuild through QBP and they didn't have any black NMSW aeroheads at the time.

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Old 11-30-09, 05:24 PM   #14
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Old 11-30-09, 05:34 PM   #15
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these
good choice. love my 1.2s


i want this too:
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Ihome Bike-to-beach
but out of need, i'm probably gonna get this instead:
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Old 12-09-09, 10:18 PM   #16
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tiny little crank bros pump



i need a new saddle. maybe a turbo?




& some of those playing cards with the nekkid ladies on 'em
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Old 12-09-09, 10:29 PM   #17
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To sleep in and get a road ride in. But that isn't going to happen sadly.
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I have ordered at least 27 different parts in the last 30 days for my two new bikes. I don't expect Santa to be bringing me much.
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Old 12-10-09, 09:05 AM   #19
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Kreitler 4.5 Alloy Challengers! I've got the best gf ever

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To be 40 years younger with all the toys I've got today.
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Or something similar.
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DUDE! That's the worst truing stand park has ever made, no joke; look for a used TS-2 if you can, and my personal favorite, the now discontinued TS-6.
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DUDE! That's the worst truing stand park has ever made, no joke; look for a used TS-2 if you can, and my personal favorite, the now discontinued TS-6.
Just curious, what makes it a bad truing stand? Is it the materials. I ask because I actually had this one on my wishlist too. I am thinking now that I should change it.
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It sucks because you have to flip the wheel around for dishing (also only trues one side at a time), it's really flimsy for the price, radial truing is a ***** unless you have this thing mounted on the edge of a workbench. It's also super awkward to true a wheel with only one side attached; may as well just use your front fork and a popsicle stick.

I'm not sure if you've tried truing in a stand before, but I think one of the biggest advantages is being able to adjust for dish as well as the ability to true laterally and vertically without ever taking the wheel out of the stand. I always take my time getting it set perfectly in there so that I'm not making unintended incremental changes from removing and refitting within the stand, which you have to do with the TS-8. You want to ideally work on all elements of truing at once, and with this stand, you simply can't do that.

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