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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 04-03-14, 12:22 PM   #2801
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How are you reading even the smallest amount of "rudeness" in what I said? I feel my post was rather respectful.

It's not like I posted a pic of me with my pants down and told you to kiss my ass!
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Old 04-03-14, 12:29 PM   #2802
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I feel like now would be a great time for a #lifeiscrazy
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Old 04-03-14, 12:53 PM   #2803
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guess its time to replace the light at that point. Anyway, I've decided to sell this, I'm not liking the track geometry. I am putting ultegra on my roadie and figure I can sell this for a cyclocross frame and put my shimano 105 set on there along with the aksium rims and drop bar from my roadie and have a bike that I like better. Not sure why the fixie bug bit me this winter and prompted me to build this one.
You could try building the cross frame as a fixed gear. If you get something steel, that, in combination with the slightly more relaxed geometry, should provide a much nicer ride than a harsh aluminium track bike. Either way, it's always better to have something you actually like riding, because you'll ride it more.

Also, I checked the FAQ and they claim the batteries can be replaced on those lights, but they don't say how just yet. I'd really want to try to put a brighter LED in there, though.

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Old 04-03-14, 01:50 PM   #2804
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How are you reading even the smallest amount of "rudeness" in what I said? I feel my post was rather respectful.

It's not like I posted a pic of me with my pants down and told you to kiss my ass!
oops i I meant the other guy, my bad.
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Old 04-03-14, 01:58 PM   #2805
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You could try building the cross frame as a fixed gear. If you get something steel, that, in combination with the slightly more relaxed geometry, should provide a much nicer ride than a harsh aluminium track bike. Either way, it's always better to have something you actually like riding, because you'll ride it more.

Also, I checked the FAW and they claim the batteries can be replaced on those lights, but they don't say how just yet. I'd really want to try to put a brighter LED in there, though.
True. And a great idea but I want to use the 105 set I took off my other bike so it doesn't go to waste.
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Old 04-03-14, 02:11 PM   #2806
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oops i I meant the other guy, my bad.
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Old 04-03-14, 02:14 PM   #2807
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Again, did I unwittingly violate some etiquette here to deserve such rudeness? I've nothing against fixed gear, I just don't feel good on a track frame. No need to be obnoxious.

Unless the very term, fixie, implies hipster ****** in which case I apologize for using it I was really just referring to the track geometry of my bike.
Don't let them bother you, they're just having some fun. It's all good.
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Old 04-03-14, 02:29 PM   #2808
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Be careful guys, some people are allergic to fun. It could be FATAL!
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Old 04-04-14, 04:47 AM   #2809
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Have at it!! I know most people hate the aerospokes so I am sure that will be the number one thing. I also saw where a lot people had been having problems with the aventon forks breaking so I went to my lbs and grabbed a carbon fiber fork that was a pull off for $50 until I decide on what fork I want for sure.


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Old 04-04-14, 06:20 AM   #2810
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That fork actually blends in nicely with the overall color scheme of the bike. I like the red cranks, red wheel, sort of big circle, little circle.

But since this is about what I don't like; well, I don't like the seat post. The white logo on it accentuates its smaller diameter compared to the bikes' massive seat tube. Maybe if it was flat black?
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That fork actually blends in nicely with the overall color scheme of the bike. I like the red cranks, red wheel, sort of big circle, little circle.

But since this is about what I don't like; well, I don't like the seat post. The white logo on it accentuates its smaller diameter compared to the bikes' massive seat tube. Maybe if it was flat black?
Seat post and new seat are next on my to do list. I just slapped a cheap set on there to get to riding. I am having a hard time deciding what seat to run. Im a big guy a over 6'2 and 250lbs. Any suggestions on a decent seat?
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Old 04-04-14, 06:35 AM   #2812
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Any suggestions on a decent seat?
Unfortunately no. I know what seats my butt likes, but no idea what would work for you. If you don't already know what fits best, some bike shops offer a program where you can try different seats for a small rental fee. Good luck.
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Old 04-04-14, 07:17 AM   #2813
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Unfortunately no. I know what seats my butt likes, but no idea what would work for you. If you don't already know what fits best, some bike shops offer a program where you can try different seats for a small rental fee. Good luck.
I have it narrowed down to a few specialized seats. The seat i had on my scott 29er was amazing but for the life of me I cant remember what was on it. Guess I will have to go to the shop and talk to them and see what they can do for me. Thanks
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Old 04-07-14, 11:30 AM   #2814
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Go easy on me.

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Old 04-07-14, 04:43 PM   #2815
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Go easy on me.
Thickslicks and those handlebars.

Good looking bike though.
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Old 04-07-14, 04:52 PM   #2816
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Old 04-07-14, 04:59 PM   #2817
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I would go with compact drops and have less rise on the stem, but it looks pretty good. You could have focused in on the bike a bit more in the photo.
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Old 04-08-14, 04:46 AM   #2818
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I really don't get that style of bike. It looks clunky, unattractive and uncomfortable ... and that's before you start thinking about using the thing. Still, lots of people like them so I guess they must have some virtues - if everyone agreed with me, who'd I have to argue with?
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Old 04-08-14, 05:31 AM   #2819
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I really haven't had too many comfort issues for rides up to 30ish miles.
The most uncomfortable thing, for me, is carrying a bag around when I commute to work. But if I'm just riding around, it's not uncomfortable.
I don't think I'll be doing a ton of centuries on the thing though.
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Old 04-08-14, 06:23 AM   #2820
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Its use is in rapid acceleration and short bursts of speed. This can be useful if you are a commuter in a city trying to make stop-lights or if you are trying to win a track race but it is even more useful if you like the sensation of going fast.

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I really haven't had too many comfort issues for rides up to 30ish miles.
The most uncomfortable thing, for me, is carrying a bag around when I commute to work. But if I'm just riding around, it's not uncomfortable.
I don't think I'll be doing a ton of centuries on the thing though.
I used to have my 721 set up like that, and took it on 30+ mile rides without any major discomfort. Still, my steel Rush is far smoother riding, and has seen a couple of metric centuries w/o any comfort issues. I've found that the choice of tires has as much if not more effect on comfort as the frame material or geometry.
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I made some adjustments in the fit and I'm way more comfortable on the bike. I think what I disliked the most were those stupid diagonal foot straps, impossible to get into. I put on some clipless pedals and it's way better. Also, had some time yesterday to finally put on my headbadge that I had made (family crest more or less). I am starting to enjoy this bike more than I originally thought after the first ride.

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I'm not a fan of the brake levers or position.
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