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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 05-16-10, 12:37 PM   #1
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my fixie project summary

MANDATORY TO DO LIST:
true my messed up wheel
chain
bar tape
new stem / find screw for old one
front/back lights

future to do list:
new seat
change red tires
new handlebars (considering cutting mine to bullhorns)
get a new rime for front tire(matching w/ back)
get lasting paint job

start


couple weeks ago


now

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Old 05-16-10, 01:34 PM   #2
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Liked it with gears better.
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Old 05-16-10, 01:47 PM   #3
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Old 05-16-10, 01:59 PM   #4
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Liked it with gears better.
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Old 05-16-10, 02:12 PM   #5
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what kinda cranks are those?
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Old 05-16-10, 02:25 PM   #6
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Why would you paint it flat white when the original paint was in great shape. What a waste..
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Old 05-16-10, 02:27 PM   #7
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they're eighthinch cranks
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Old 05-16-10, 02:31 PM   #8
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Old 05-16-10, 02:38 PM   #9
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i think its cool you got a little project goin on.
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Old 05-16-10, 02:52 PM   #10
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I had that frame. it was better with gears I must say. and the frame color was different in the top two pictures. why?
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Old 05-16-10, 04:42 PM   #11
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I had that frame. it was better with gears I must say. and the frame color was different in the top two pictures. why?
That very first one was a bit too large for him, he traded with someone else and it fits him.

Wooo rgoo, that build looks amazing so far. Almost ready to ride!
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Old 05-16-10, 05:08 PM   #12
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shoulda kept gears on it or at least left the og paint.

get a frame that fits
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Old 05-16-10, 05:29 PM   #13
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plain white is boring.
just like vanilla ice cream.

You've basically made a chocolate caramel vanilla marble into vanilla.
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Old 05-16-10, 06:23 PM   #14
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That was some interesting but ugly paint. I wouldn't begrudge him painting over it but plain flat white is pretty boring. It's got some lugs, I would at least accent the lugs. Trace them with blue or something to tie it together.

Good luck with your build. It's your bike do what you want.
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I agree that you should do whatever you want with the bike and don't really care if you converted it to fixed gear (so long as you didn't shave any bosses or anything). But if it were me I would have left the original paint at least. Also, I think the white crank on white frame looks a little tacky, but I'm interested to see how it turns out. Good luck with the rest of the build.

Also, I'm not sure what you mean by "get a new rime for front tire(matching w/ back". If you're meaning to get a blue deep v rim to lace to the front hub, it will probably be cheaper and easier.

EDIT: Just noticed I didn't finish my thought at all...

But I was meaning it would be cheaper and easier to just get a new complete front wheel rather than lace a new rim to the existing hub.

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Old 05-17-10, 12:28 AM   #16
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haha love the feedback! i know.. the white on white is kinda plain but i like full white/black bikes haha idk why
well yea this has been a really fun project so far(and expensive =[) and will give me somethin to do for summer
ill let you guys know when its done
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