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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 08-22-04, 05:22 PM   #1
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Phoenix

Crash day plus one. I have just finished building my third fixie this year (the first two being very, very dead).

Earlier today I went and got a frame from Naz that he was awesome enough to give me. Got it home, started to work on it....couldn't get the BB out to save my life. It's going to take some different tools and a whole lot of penetrating oil to do. And so I'm sitting on the porch next to this frame, I look back and glance at the old Fuji frame I got from Panasoanic after my first bike died. I had more or less given up on that frame because of chainline issues, but thought I'd see if I could make it work. I built it up with all the components I had taken off the Marin frame after I got it home yesterday. Mostly, anyway. The Rock Shox Ruby has made a comeback. Eventually I'll need a 700c wheel up front (so it matches the back), but for now this old 27" wheel will do the job.

So yeah....like a phoenix, my fixie has risen from the ashes yet again. I've already gone through two bikes in the last five months. If this one dies an early death, I am swearing off cycling altogether. For a week or so anyway.
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Old 08-22-04, 06:46 PM   #2
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I am glad to see that you finally got a use out of that frame. It even fits with the blue / grey / black colorscheme you got going.
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Looks good. I really dig those old Fuji frames. Glad to hear you're back on the horse.
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Old 08-22-04, 07:02 PM   #4
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Looks pretty good. Sorry the frame had a hell of a bottom bracket, since I never put it together I never knew - but you're back riding so that's good.
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Old 08-22-04, 07:51 PM   #5
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Whoah, its my road bike, only in blue! Was that the 12 speed? I love my old Fuji, they're really not bad bikes at all - as soon as I can figure out how to get the seatpost moving again it will be even better - it's been so long since its been moved that not even torquing it with a pipe wrench got it to budge. Eventually, I'm going to put a rack and panniers on it, and use it for distance stuff.

Good to hear it didn't take you long to get back in the saddle, sounded like one nasty hit you took. I'm planning on riding up to UIC sometimes instead of taking the train, but am a little nervous about that traffic, hearing about accidents always makes me wary.
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Old 08-23-04, 05:22 AM   #6
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Try skidding with that fork?
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