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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, 06:13 PM   #76
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Old 03-25-10, 09:58 PM   #77
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I've had this one since about 1981:

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Old 03-26-10, 08:42 AM   #78
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man, ppl here have some awesome collection.
All these pictures makes me wanna fix up my peugeot. Which I should do.. mm.
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Old 03-26-10, 09:03 AM   #79
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'80 Mclean


'89 Waterford Paramount w/ newer (duh) wheels - I have the o/g dura ace wheels stashed away...
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Old 03-26-10, 09:04 AM   #80
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Old 03-26-10, 09:27 AM   #81
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16 speeds:


Bikes with drivetrains that work are gooood.
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Old 03-26-10, 09:17 PM   #82
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What bars? Are the hoods comfortable with them?
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Old 03-26-10, 09:44 PM   #83
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now single speed...
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Old 03-26-10, 09:54 PM   #84
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Old 03-26-10, 10:18 PM   #85
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my bike that most of you will probably hate
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Old 03-26-10, 10:24 PM   #86
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Requesting a pic of your FG and that bike next to each other

Edit: This thread of geared bikes is more interesting than the Road 'post your ride' thread.
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Old 03-26-10, 10:49 PM   #87
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my bike that most of you will probably hate
Nope, love it.

For some reason the paint scheme on the Vigorelli gets a lot of hate, but I think it's awesome. I'd rock the hell out of this bike.
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Old 03-26-10, 11:07 PM   #88
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Interesting thread. I figured any geared bikes ridden by the fixie kids would be crap. I definitely didn't expect to see a beautiful Bruce Gordon frame with full Super Record -- although the mountain bike pedals are...wrong.

Here are a couple of my randonneuring bikes.



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Old 03-26-10, 11:20 PM   #89
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and thanks Young Version
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Old 03-27-10, 10:55 AM   #90
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Edit: This thread of geared bikes is more interesting than the Road 'post your ride' thread.
+1 to this. How many variations on the "full carbon with $4000 wheels" are there anyway? This is a pretty darn nice selection of bikes right here.


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Old 03-30-10, 08:03 AM   #91
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now single speed...
Thats a nice lookin' Surly! Not sure i'd wanna take the gears off though, but hey its your rig so who am I to say....anyway nice bike.
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Old 03-30-10, 08:36 AM   #92
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sold it a little while ago, hopefully will get something similar soon. Maybe more DH.
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Old 03-30-10, 06:09 PM   #93
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With you campy guys I can never tell if you a) fanatically keep your drive-trains clean or b) just never ride the things

either way it looks much better than my tar black cassette and chain

ps: I hope you caught the vandals who sprayed your bike with silly string.
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Old 03-30-10, 07:10 PM   #94
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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:


I've got one of these in pieces in my garage (picked it up cheap, took it apart to clean it, just about to get back to it). It's not in near the condition yours is in, but it should clean up nice. Any recommendations on rebuilding it?
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Old 03-30-10, 07:45 PM   #95
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With you campy guys I can never tell if you a) fanatically keep your drive-trains clean or b) just never ride the things

either way it looks much better than my tar black cassette and chain

ps: I hope you caught the vandals who sprayed your bike with silly string.
haha,

the cassette, chain, and RD had about 20mi on them when i took that picture. i am anal about keeping it clean though. white lightning clean ride helps a lot

ive only ever seen four of these silly string paint jobs:
mine
one my mom had
one on RAGBRAI in the early 90s
one in a picture on the net

its either
A. rare
B. ugly

either way its not valuable but i still love it


edit:

the point of the picture was to see if anyone caught that i was using an 8spd record shifters and cranks with a 10spd cassette and derailleur

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Old 03-30-10, 07:59 PM   #96
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tarck road ftw (i'm rockin the hed3 rear on page 1)
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Old 03-31-10, 08:36 AM   #98
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Old 03-31-10, 11:21 PM   #100
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Went on our first shakedown ride this weekend... needed all 24 of those gears as I saw everything from slush and snow to off road to long expanses of dry smooth pavement and also had to deal with some insane headwinds for the last 20 miles of my last 60 miles.

Figure that I had 40-50 pounds of gear including refreshments... and used to do the same thing on this bike when it was a fixed gear.

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