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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 01-24-11, 10:43 PM   #376
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Haha, Yeah I like actually ride my bike. You learn to listen to peoples gripes about **** when you ride a conversion for several years.
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Old 01-24-11, 10:52 PM   #377
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Oh man...tell me about it.



I love this bike to death though.
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Old 01-24-11, 10:57 PM   #378
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Yeah, I know what you mean. They grow on you.
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Old 01-24-11, 11:00 PM   #379
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Phew, someone with a thicker skin on here...

Slammed saddles on FGFS bikes are so stupid.
You take that back or I'll slam my seat before I post my bike next!
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Old 01-24-11, 11:05 PM   #380
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Old 01-25-11, 01:18 AM   #381
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i think there should be a rule that you can't defend your bike in this thread.
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Old 01-25-11, 02:38 AM   #382
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This is turning into another jackass thread.

Somebody is bound to get butthurt about something.

This thread will eventually do more harm than good.
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Old 01-25-11, 06:57 AM   #383
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Eventually, yes.

Hint: don't post your bike in the "what don't you like" thread if you can't take criticism.
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Old 01-25-11, 07:52 AM   #384
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I'm 5'10" and ride a 58. If you fit on it, why the hell is your seatpost slammed all the way into the frame like that?
I'm 5'10" and I ride a 54. Do you have crazy long legs or am I the mutant?
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Old 01-25-11, 09:00 AM   #385
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Eventually, yes.

Hint: don't post your bike in the "what don't you like" thread if you can't take criticism.
The problems come when people post other people's bikes and that bike gets ripped-on. That's what happened in the Jackass thread and people have already posted bikes that aren't theirs in this thread.

I don't know what this forum's obsession is with berating other people's bikes. I'm not innocent. But, it's not right.

We spend way too much time being petty and nit picky about other people's bikes.
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Old 01-25-11, 09:36 AM   #386
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Because it's easy to judge someone/thing over the internet.
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Old 01-25-11, 09:39 AM   #387
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I'm 5'10" and I ride a 54. Do you have crazy long legs or am I the mutant?
I'm of average proportion with long arms, which is why I like a frame with a long top tube. In my experience, I've found that most people riding fixed choose bikes that are too small for them.
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I'm of average proportion with long arms, which is why I like a frame with a long top tube. In my experience, I've found that most people riding fixed choose bikes that are too small for them.
Ah, makes sense.
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Old 01-25-11, 09:52 AM   #389
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In my experience, I've found that most people riding fixed choose bikes that are too small for them.
There's this myth that track bikes should be a lot smaller than road (geared) bikes, and a belief that you need a bunch of standover to protect your junk. Also, some think it's cool to have a ton of saddle to bar drop, even though it's very uncomfortable.
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There's this myth that track bikes should be a lot smaller than road (geared) bikes, and a belief that you need a bunch of standover to protect your junk. Also, some think it's cool to have a ton of saddle to bar drop, even though it's very uncomfortable.
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Huge saddle to bar drop only works when you have a steep seat tube angle, such as on some Keirin sprint bikes (or the Schwinn Sprint for example). But, if you have a normal seat tube or, god forbid, a slack geometry then huge saddle to bar drop is terrible.

I think the standover criteria came from their childhood. That's how kid's bikes are fit.
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And what is the deal with non setback seatposts?

I mean they shift the weight the front of the bike and it's so uncomfortable on the rider's arms and hands.
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Old 01-25-11, 11:31 AM   #392
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nondrive side but imagine gleaming chrome cranks with black chainring.
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Old 01-25-11, 01:17 PM   #393
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I think the standover criteria came from their childhood. That's how kid's bikes are fit.
I love it when people are concerned that a high top tube is going to somehow "destroy their nuts". If you come off the seat and are not in control, chances are your feet won't be flat on the ground. 2" of bend in your knees and your junk is still destroyed!
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Old 01-25-11, 01:53 PM   #394
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I ride small frames for the "pro look".







No really I'm 6'1 and my frames are 56, 56, 57, 58, and 19".
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Old 01-25-11, 03:01 PM   #395
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Machined sidewalls w/o rear brakes are at least one problem:
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Old 01-25-11, 03:16 PM   #396
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I like that bike.

What cranks are those?
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Old 01-25-11, 03:23 PM   #397
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I like that bike.

What cranks are those?
hey thanks! they're campy strada, 165mm.
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Old 01-25-11, 03:26 PM   #398
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coaster brake ;p
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^ drop bars not fully wrapped. Apart from that, it's really freaking pretty.
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Old 01-25-11, 03:31 PM   #400
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hey thanks! they're campy strada, 165mm.
Wow, fancy stuff!

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