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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 04-16-10, 12:39 PM   #126
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who cares what the thread's about, that's not the point I'm making. the sub-forum is about singlespeed and fixed gear bicycles. If I want to see roadies, I check out the roadie forum. There's a reason why this forum is titled SingleSpeed & Fixed Gear.
i get the thread - if you ride fixed and you have a geared ride, let us know
its in the right place
but i think we should have one pic with our fixed and geared ride together
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Old 04-16-10, 11:38 PM   #128
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Probably the nicest bicycle I have ever owned... there's only one like it and although it was not made for me specifically it fits like a glove.

Set up two new wheel sets as I have some custom hubs and wheels built up for road riding with the guys and set up my old wheels for pootling around town.





Gotta trim those brake cables tomorrow... just changed out my old Cinelli stem for one that was a little shorter.
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Old 04-17-10, 08:21 AM   #129
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new (to me) frame
pre front derailleur install, hole behind bottom bracket was clogged with road grime


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Old 04-20-10, 09:19 PM   #130
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I added another geared bike to the stable: 72' Peugeot PX10 (repaint of course)

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Sixty Fiver, more pictures of that bike please
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Sixty Fiver, more pictures of that bike please
Especially the lug work... I am such a sucker for nice lug work.
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Old 04-20-10, 11:04 PM   #134
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Sixty Fiver, more pictures of that bike please
You are gonna have to go over to C&V...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eot-PLX8-redux
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Especially the lug work... I am such a sucker for nice lug work.
Got a new camera with a very nice macro feature... the lugs on the Peugeot are nice, but basic while the lugwork on my Cooper (above) is as nice as it gets.
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Lugwork is what would make me kill for an E.B. Bates...
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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.


whoa. that's nice.

now i'm gonna go find the pics of that BG.
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Old 04-21-10, 01:14 PM   #138
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oh yeah. that BG is awesome.
refinished at davidson's shop.
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Lugwork is what would make me kill for an E.B. Bates...
This is a new Bates... the frame and (cantiflex) fork were built by Ron Cooper.



A little history of Bates and E.G. Bates here...
http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk...ers/bates.html
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the fork has since been cut down a bit more.
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Really like the new camera...

Am pretty fond of this bike too...

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Currently in the process of converting it to a touring/cycoross bike




1989/90 Bianchi Advantage Hybrid

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noir . Why the sad face ?

That Bianchi will make a beautiful cx / tourer... there are no compatibility issues with cantis and road brakes and with a set of bar end shifters you'll have all that shifting taken care of and none of this will cost too much.
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noir . Why the sad face ?

That Bianchi will make a beautiful cx / tourer... there are no compatibility issues with cantis and road brakes and with a set of bar end shifters you'll have all that shifting taken care of and none of this will cost too much.
Sad face because of the additional costs

white electrical tape
racks/fenders
lower angle stem (specifically one with the brake cable holder)
drop bars / bar tape
shifters/ drop brakes?
road style saddle
new 700c 35c tires rugged
red paint

...and my poor knowledge of bicycle repair. I have got some guide books though. Never thought old bikes could be this much fun, thats for sure!

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noir - It will be a pretty easy conversion and you will end up with the satisfaction that you did this yourself and ended up with a really nice ride.

What do you need red paint and electrical tape for ?
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My baby. Pending new toe straps and seat. I got it for a STEAL. The wheels were also a great deal. I have <$200 into it.
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Old 06-03-10, 01:53 PM   #150
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I missed having a Peugeot so built one up with spare parts I had kicking around... found a front d I can live with and now have 12 speeds to work with.

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