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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 01-25-11, 03:37 PM   #401
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Wow, Fancy stuff!
I'm not usually super fancy, but I got an insanely lucky craigslist deal with holiday-present money.
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Old 01-25-11, 03:41 PM   #402
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coaster brake ;p
Those tires paired with a box-section wheels would be like totally hawt.

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I'm not usually super fancy, but I got an insanely lucky craigslist deal with holiday-present money.
Insane CL deals are so awesome! How cheap did you get it for?

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Old 01-25-11, 04:06 PM   #403
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Those tires paired with a box-section wheels would be like totally hawt.


Insane CL deals are so awesome! How cheap did you get it for?
haha well I thought it was an awesome deal; I got the complete bike for $650. All I did was change out the stem and add a brake. It was an upgrade for me from my old bridgestone beater that weighs like 30lbs. I'd been dreaming of something exactly like it for months, and then it appeared on CL when I had extra money so it seemed like fate to me. Plus I was about ready to drop $800 on an All City Big Block complete, so it seemed like a really good deal.
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Old 01-25-11, 04:46 PM   #404
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Heres take two folks

1980 Raleigh Competition G.S.
My first steel bike, huge upgrade from my crappy aluminum frame.
Very nice ride feel.
Just put her together, cell phone pics from test ride.
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Old 01-25-11, 04:55 PM   #405
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Blue chain and risers don't work with that frame.
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Old 01-25-11, 04:57 PM   #406
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I'm keeping the risers for now the chain, saddle needs to go. I don't use the "drops".
Might switch to bull horns. Work in progress.
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Old 01-25-11, 04:58 PM   #407
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It'd make a great townie.
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Old 01-25-11, 05:25 PM   #408
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I like Commuter better!! 15 miles a day
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Old 01-29-11, 10:55 AM   #409
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this is my contribution to the ugly thread.

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Old 01-29-11, 12:33 PM   #410
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big chainring and big cog is dumb. 3rd water cage looks like a tumor. looks like a generator light up front which is cool but looks bad.
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Old 01-29-11, 01:14 PM   #411
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That "generator light" is a brake lever operated bell.
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That "generator light" is a brake lever operated bell.
not as cool then.
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coaster brake ;p
I don't like road drops on track bikes. They look.. ehh.. wide? What are those 44's?
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Lemond: Bar angle is silly.


As for mine, good luck. It's obviously perfect.

Silver cranks with black chainring is a no-no. Stem shoved too far down. Tires are mismatched. Brake cable needs a bit more slack. Not a fan of the handlebars.
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How wide are those handlebars? Why the black tape next to the stem?
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Or for the serious drinker...

Lose the dork disk and reflectors, add a couple of cases of beer, then it's perfect.
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beat me up, looking in to a new wheel build soon, need opinions
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Old 01-30-11, 11:01 AM   #420
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Burn that saddle.
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beat me up, looking in to a new wheel build soon, need opinions
i highly recommended this new colorway collabo called silver.
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Old 01-30-11, 12:09 PM   #422
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i highly recommended this new colorway collabo called silver.
yeah, im not gonna go silver any time soon, after having a chrome pista, I am kinda soured on silver..
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I don't like all that green.
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Green brooks = guacamole
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