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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 08-18-04, 02:20 AM   #1
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Second step towards enlightenment

Well, this is the beast today, new seatpost, new stem, one gear 42/18 and still freewhell. It works pretty well. Next step to remove old freewheel and use one sprocket and to disassemble the riveted crankset and remove the large ring, and remove the ugly plate on the rear wheel.
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Old 08-18-04, 09:53 AM   #2
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See, I told you that was one sweet ride. It looks fast just sitting there. I think I'd do drops though, maybe as time goes by you'll switch it over.
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Old 08-18-04, 12:35 PM   #3
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Drops it will be, or bullhorns, this is only temporary. It is much more fun than my old mtb. Even beginning to convince some of the hard core mtb:ers at work.
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Drops it will be, or bullhorns, this is only temporary. It is much more fun than my old mtb. Even beginning to convince some of the hard core mtb:ers at work.

Very cool. What part of the country are you in?
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I´m in Gävle 180 km north of Stockholm, very flat but also very much wind, rain and snow, coast climate. mostly I run gravel roads and forest singletracks on my SS mtb but also some road on this new project, and to work. Rather many mtb:ers around here, not any messengers at all, not a single fixed at all
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