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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 04-07-10, 06:28 AM   #1
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holy huge frame!

Any giants here in need of a bike?

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/bik/1679864494.html
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Old 04-07-10, 06:44 AM   #2
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Since that link will be dead in a week, here's the picture of the bike:


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Scuse me while I kiss the sky - 68cm Fixie - $200 (Beverly Hills)
Date: 2010-04-06, 8:51PM EDT
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I have converted one of Schwinn's tallest (a 1987 68cm sky blue World) to a fixed gear. The rear wheel has been undished adding symmetry, strength and a good chain line between 40 tooth front ring and 16 tooth rear cog (attached using method popularized by track legend Giovanni Petella: http://204.73.203.34/fisso/eng/schpignone.htm ). The large ring from crankset has been cut off leaving just the smaller 40 tooth ring. I cut dropdown handlebars to produce a bull horn style. Of all the lugged frame seams I've looked at the white/silver lug seams on this one are the best -- it does not suffer a sloppy handpainted look like many others and I'm left wondering how it was achieved (note the closeup in the second photo below).

Warning - not using a track hub with a left handed lock ring is considered dangerous by the bicycling industry and I recommend never depending on using leg/pedal resistance to stop (all of my conversions have a front hand brake). If you fear you might unspin a cog torqued using rotafix method I will change rear wheel to a new flip flop wheel for an additional $75.

Please call 248 390-3026 if you are interested in purchasing this bicycle or want help converting one of your own.
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Old 04-07-10, 08:11 AM   #3
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wow, that's actually a very cool conversion in my opinion. Although that could just be the behemoth size.
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Old 04-07-10, 08:57 AM   #4
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needs to raise the seat
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Old 04-07-10, 10:25 AM   #5
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Right here

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^^^Is that Schwinn the same size as in the cl ad? Do you ride it??
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Old 04-07-10, 11:42 AM   #7
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67cm c-c , 68 c-t
does c-t matter? it has such a small t


It's my commuter bike
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Old 04-07-10, 11:51 AM   #8
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It would be nice if there was a "Post your huge bike pics"-thread, but for me, half the fun is seeing people riding them.
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Old 04-07-10, 12:08 PM   #9
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I think those are standard sized Rivandales maybe?
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Old 04-07-10, 01:41 PM   #10
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Mine is pretty big


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how effing tall are you guys? those are ridiculous!!!!
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His bullhorn idea was a mistake. Unforgivable.
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how effing tall are you guys? those are ridiculous!!!!
Yes.
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His bullhorn idea was a mistake. Unforgivable.

Seriously.

You would figure a guy that big couldn't even fit his hands on those flopNchops
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not a fixed/single speed....but still pretty large...

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I have just the opposite - a 48 cm Schwinn Qualifier frame designed for a midget! Just kidding!
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6'5"
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