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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 06-05-10, 11:14 AM   #1
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Finished building my first single speed

This was my spring/summer build.

Vintage Raleigh Grand Prix, stripped and repainted flat black with some cool decals (Shred The Gnar, Bikeskull, Pentagrambike, etc).
Nitto stem with black MTB flat bar, clipped short for squeezing through traffic, with Odessy Aaron Ross pink computer grips.
Jalco GX460 rear wheel with Shimano cassette MFG SSK-2 single speed conversion 16t.
Lightweight aluminum front wheel, not sure of the brand.
Velo slim padded seat.
Original 52t chainwheel with nice pedals and toe straps.

I'm going to take it to the skate park later and carve some bowls. Gonna be sick, breh

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Old 06-05-10, 11:29 AM   #2
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that seat is like, up in your stuff breh
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Old 06-05-10, 11:45 AM   #3
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Breh, if your gonna ride with your seat a good foot above your handlebars then at least fix your chain sag.
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Old 06-05-10, 11:49 AM   #4
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how in the world?

i think you might die breh.

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This was my spring/summer build.

Vintage Raleigh Grand Prix, stripped and repainted flat black with some cool decals (Shred The Gnar, Bikeskull, Pentagrambike, etc).
Nitto stem with black MTB flat bar, clipped short for squeezing through traffic, with Odessy Aaron Ross pink computer grips.
Jalco GX460 rear wheel with Shimano cassette MFG SSK-2 single speed conversion 16t.
Lightweight aluminum front wheel, not sure of the brand.
Velo slim padded seat.
Original 52t chainwheel with nice pedals and toe straps.

I'm going to take it to the skate park later and carve some bowls. Gonna be sick, breh

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Old 06-05-10, 12:16 PM   #5
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if you can ride that bike with the seat so high your in need of much taller frame..... breh
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Old 06-05-10, 12:26 PM   #6
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What are you going for. it looks so uncomfortably it takes away for mad sty.
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Old 06-05-10, 12:58 PM   #7
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The seat is obviously too high if you have to tilt it like that to make it comfortable. And if it's not too high, then the frame is too small. The chain is extremely flabby and the handlebars looks stupid. Any what with repainting the frame, what for?
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Old 06-05-10, 01:07 PM   #8
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I'm willing to bet this is a joke build/thread
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Adjust your chain slack and put your toe strap on the back slot of the pedal, brah.
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yo the seat angle is a little funny

other than that looks solid.. I suggest you get some Oury grips, and a brooks saddle, and match your tires to your grips.

peace
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Old 06-06-10, 04:35 AM   #11
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Chain has been fixed.

feels good, mans

thinking about getting nitto drop bullhorns instead of the flat bar, other than that i mean its a really great ride i leik it
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Old 06-07-10, 08:41 AM   #12
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^^^
and drops will make u have even more saddle to bar drops! plz post pic of u on that bike. I'm interested.
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sick saddle to bar drop and saddle angle, breh. I bet you look AERO AS **** riding that biek.
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vroom vrooooooooooooooom
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