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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 09-18-10, 11:21 PM   #1
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Pickup Project

Bought this bike for real cheap. My intention was to flip it, but decided to keep it. Here she is!! all busty looking, but shes pretty in my eyes!!


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Old 09-18-10, 11:32 PM   #2
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Uh, wrong forum.
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Old 09-18-10, 11:34 PM   #3
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why? I'm converting??

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Old 09-18-10, 11:40 PM   #4
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Took off big chainring, polished the cranks and tried to polish the headset, but not working. any suggestions? Also replaced the pedals that have power grip straps on.
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Old 09-18-10, 11:45 PM   #5
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be sure to show us the pics when youre done.
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and all done from this weekend. What to do next??

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use something like this to polish the stem
http://www.amazon.com/BlueMagic-400-.../dp/B000BO8Z9I
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Looks pretty sweet. Good for you!

You have so many pieces of wood everywhere...
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Looks pretty sweet. Good for you!

You have so many pieces of wood everywhere...
lol, thats my dad, he loves wood. He was working on a Trellis just outside of our house. Want to see pics of what he has done?
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I wasn't sure about that color combo, but I think it turned out pretty well. Nice bike! I like it.
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I also changed out my original Shimano SLR brake levers for Tektro white levers. I couldn't find replacement hoods for the SLR. So sad, but hopefully this will replace it tastefully.
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I wasn't sure about that color combo, but I think it turned out pretty well. Nice bike! I like it.
yeah, when I installed the rear, I didn't think it would look good. But after the handle bar tape and the front wheel, it turned out pretty good. I got many complements while i was riding today! felt like i did good on the bike. haha
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lol, thats my dad, he loves wood. He was working on a Trellis just outside of our house. Want to see pics of what he has done?
I actually do.

Also, good on you for not grinding off the cable guides and the downtube shifter mounts. I thought the extension cord was for an angle grinder.
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I actually do.

Also, good on you for not grinding off the cable guides and the downtube shifter mounts. I thought the extension cord was for an angle grinder.
haha nope, not gonna take those off. Just gonna leave em on there. I know some will hate, but its just gonna be how I roll. I'll snap some pics for you when theres light outside. but in the mean time, here are some projects he made...

The first couple of pictures are before he remodeled the backyard... I have more of the before, but can't find them right now.









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WOOOOOOOOW....I literally dropped my jaw....

He built all of those?!@?@ Holy crap, such amazing craftsmanship.
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WOOOOOOOOW....I literally dropped my jaw....

He built all of those?!@?@ Holy crap, such amazing craftsmanship.
yup, hes an architect, but also loves building things out of wood. the funny part about those chairs is that he didnt buy those woods. He made by gluing together wood from crates like from costco. those plat form crates? I was amazed his gluing wood technique works. the trellis and all that are made with better woods.
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Your dad's works are brilliant, great looking yard.


Oh yea...nice bike too.
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and all done from this weekend. What to do next??
take the stickers off the rims?
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thats definitely one of the better conversions out there.
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take the stickers off the rims?
seriously? Do people really do that for their velocity wheels?
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Many people dislike the stickers and take them off. Personally, I like the stickers and never take them off unless they're obnoxious.
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thats definitely one of the better conversions out there.
Yes, lovely yard.
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Many people dislike the stickers and take them off. Personally, I like the stickers and never take them off unless they're obnoxious.
same here, Wouldn't you want others to know your rockin velocity wheels? haha If I took them off, it looks like I painted it and would look ghetto in my opinion.
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'your dad loves wood'

moving on...

i thought it looked good when it was geared.

pic of bike in yard plz.
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