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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 05-09-10, 12:30 AM   #1
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How Many Bikes (ss/fg) Do You Have?

I've decided that I need/want a new FG just to mess around on.

But I'm curious about who has multiple bikes that essentially serve the same purpose? I had two fixies but I gave one to my friend (I'm a nice guy like that) and now I'm thinking I need to get another one, in case something happens to my only one.

So the question is, how many FG/SS bikes that serve the same purpose do you have?
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Old 05-09-10, 12:40 AM   #2
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Old 05-09-10, 12:41 AM   #3
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Let's just say I have not a lot of space.

Not to mention spare parts.
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Old 05-09-10, 12:44 AM   #4
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one road bike, one single speed, and one fixie
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Old 05-09-10, 01:13 AM   #5
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Just the one, it's all you need.
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One fixed gear/singlespeed, one BMX.
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Old 05-09-10, 02:00 AM   #7
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1 Fixed / SS, starting my second build next week will end up with 2 SS / fixed, but that seems slightly redundant, so I'll probably just sell the first one.
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Holy ****, it's 4 in Atlanta and you are still up?
Wow
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Six...

1988 Kuwahara Shasta mtb conversion - apocalypse bike and urban assault bike (U.A.V.)
1976 Peugeot UO8 conversion - road bike
1973 Raleigh Twenty conversion - commuter / tourer
1973 Raleigh Gran Sport conversion - really nice road bike
1955 Raleigh Lenton (original fg) - vintage road / touring bike
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And my polo bike makes 7.
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1988 Kuwahara Shasta mtb conversion - apocalypse bike and urban assault bike (U.A.V.)
1976 Peugeot UO8 conversion - road bike
1973 Raleigh Twenty conversion - commuter / tourer
1973 Raleigh Gran Sport conversion - really nice road bike
1955 Raleigh Lenton (original fg) - vintage road / touring bike
1951 CCM Path / Road bike SS

And my polo bike makes 7.
I bet that Gran Sport looks amazing. What is your polo bike?
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I bet that Gran Sport looks amazing. What is your polo bike?
The Gran Sport is a pretty little thing... have removed the rack and fitted a Fizik saddle since I took this pic... will probably be selling her if I find a good home.



The polo bike is an old Canadian Tire road bike...

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My one fixed gear, then a ss dirtjumper, and a bmx
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Old 05-09-10, 02:46 AM   #13
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Currently in service for me;

4 fixed gear/ track (1 parted; 1 conversion recently repaired/ retired to preserve sentimental value of)
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Old 05-09-10, 07:50 AM   #15
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'76 fuji track set up as a commuter
mid 80s bianchi pista, fast commuter/city ride
'79 raleigh track, cafe' bike

and an '07 raleigh xxix 29r rigid singlespeed, for a fun alternate to all the city riding.

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Old 05-09-10, 07:58 AM   #16
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I can only have one at a time due to space constraints... plus it ain't exactly a cheap hobby.
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Old 05-09-10, 08:39 AM   #18
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I have one bike. It's my fixed gear. By the end of the year I'll be building a second bike. Also fixed.
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Old 05-09-10, 08:57 AM   #19
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used to have a bunch but have slowly down sized. I only have the following:

2008 Schwinn Madison SS. (SWEET!)
1989 Schwinn Paramount (Series 5)
1971 Schwinn Sport Tourer
1973 Schwinn Super Sport
197? Schwinn LeTour III
1998 K2 ProFlex MTB (full carbon frame)
1938 Derby Cruiser (not all orig but still a looker and a pleasure to ride.)
197? Ross Apollo 5 Speed (20 inch muscle bike, completely orig, almost showroom new)

I love them all and use them for different terrains and riding styles.
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used to have a bunch but have slowly down sized. I only have the following:

2008 Schwinn Madison SS. (SWEET!)
1989 Schwinn Paramount (Series 5)
1971 Schwinn Sport Tourer
1973 Schwinn Super Sport
197? Schwinn LeTour III
1998 K2 ProFlex MTB (full carbon frame)
1938 Derby Cruiser (not all orig but still a looker and a pleasure to ride.)
197? Ross Apollo 5 Speed (20 inch muscle bike, completely orig, almost showroom new)

I love them all and use them for different terrains and riding styles.
you are my hero
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LOL! I have nothing compared to the members that are being shy for some unknown reason.....like Sixty Fiver, he has a lot more bikes than he's letting on. ;0)
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Old 05-09-10, 09:21 AM   #22
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1 Kilo fixed that serves as my all weather/ fat rubber and risers / comfy fun bike.
1 Felt TK2 that is my fast/ non-lockup/ hope to hit the track soon bike.
1 Rossin road bike for long trips and when I don't feel like fixed.
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Most are in my sig...
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Old 05-09-10, 09:30 AM   #23
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More guitars than bikes.

I suppose, technically, I have two Surly Steamrollers. One maroon, and one cream. But the creamroller's currently in the hands of a bike thief. (The maroon one is its replacement.)
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Old 05-09-10, 10:34 AM   #24
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LOL! I have nothing compared to the members that are being shy for some unknown reason.....like Sixty Fiver, he has a lot more bikes than he's letting on. ;0)
I have more bikes but the question was how many fg / ss bikes do you own ?

The number of fg bikes now equals the number of bikes with gears.
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