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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 03-25-10, 03:02 AM   #51
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here's mine!
in fact, the other one used to be mine as well
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Old 03-25-10, 03:35 AM   #52
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3 gear

really, really nice!
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Old 03-25-10, 04:50 AM   #53
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It's called a derailleur.
I am surprised it has not derailed this thread from its topic. I asked myself out loud at my desk, WTF?!
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I am surprised it has not derailed this thread from its topic. I asked myself out loud at my desk, “WTF?!”
Yes, but did you like it?
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Old 03-25-10, 06:40 AM   #55
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Also posted on the C&V forum. Here is a bike I have owned for 29 years, just recently repainted.
I have others (Yo Eddy, Merlin Extralight) but this one I am especally attached to. Alot of good memories
go along with this bike.




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Old 03-25-10, 07:09 AM   #56
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Yes, but did you like it?
Of course, it reminds me of my time in the hospital.
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Old 03-25-10, 07:41 AM   #57
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northbend - that bike is amazing.
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Old 03-25-10, 09:02 AM   #58
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Well I don't have them anymore, but I used to ride these two cheap, ugly old thangs:





The MTB was pretty crappy. The epitome of beater bikes. Don't even remember the brand of the frame. Got the whole thing for $50 and sold it at the same price.

The road bike was just ok, except for the fact that it was way too big (look at that saddle height. yeesh!), plus I hated friction shifters so I usually just rode it in high gear...

which then led me to sell it and get a sweet fyxxxy!!!

Cool story.
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Old 03-25-10, 09:32 AM   #59
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Also posted on the C&V forum. Here is a bike I have owned for 29 years, just recently repainted.
I have others (Yo Eddy, Merlin Extralight) but this one I am especally attached to. Alot of good memories
go along with this bike.




O.K. man you win! really that is one nice bike!
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Old 03-25-10, 09:42 AM   #60
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I ride an '86 peugeot road bike. I'll have to snap some pics of it
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Old 03-25-10, 09:44 AM   #61
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Trek 613
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Old 03-25-10, 09:50 AM   #62
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I ride geared more often than fixed lately. Lots of things like saddles and bars have changed on these bikes but here is what I rotate between:







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Old 03-25-10, 11:16 AM   #63
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Jeez..man are there some nice bikes on here! Jet sanchez your bikes are amazing!

I also like that trek 613!
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Old 03-25-10, 11:22 AM   #64
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Old 03-25-10, 11:25 AM   #65
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Jebus! the benotto and colnago are gorgeous
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Old 03-25-10, 01:37 PM   #66
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Johnce and jetsanchez, bikes are amazing!

I'm just copy/pasting what I just posted on velospace:
I've been restoring and putting this bike together for over a month. Had the frame shipped from the original owner in California. The chrome was dull so I wetsanded and polished.I disassembled the whole bike, cleaned up some very light surface rust, frame-savered, then started rebuilding. All parts were cleaned/lubed, new cables all around, etc...

The bike had a mis-matched group of parts when I got it. After some research and common sense, I came to the conclusion that the bike originally came with a chorus group. 88 was the first year for chorus, and the other campy bits pre-dated 1988. I had the ventos from my other road bike, so I put them back to use.

Eventually I'd like to get everything back to original, but I'm loving it as it is. Such a smooth, comfortable ride. Gonna ride the **** out of it this spring/summer!











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Now has some hand-me-down spd's
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Old 03-25-10, 04:31 PM   #68
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I also like that trek 613!
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Old 03-25-10, 05:11 PM   #69
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Old 03-25-10, 05:30 PM   #70
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24 speeds...









12 speeds...



3 speeds...

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Old 03-25-10, 05:30 PM   #71
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My GT ZuM. This bike is so much fun to ride.
Stock grips were worn out, and had some Oury's laying around.






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Old 03-25-10, 05:36 PM   #72
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Can't forget the 8 speed...


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Nothing special, but I've had good times on these bikes. Sold the purple monster last fall.





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Old 03-25-10, 06:09 PM   #74
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There are gears on that???
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