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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 03-31-13, 01:02 PM   #1651
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Level out the saddle.
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Old 03-31-13, 01:53 PM   #1652
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Not a fan of the saddle.
It's period correct and looks appropriate on that bike.
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Old 03-31-13, 01:54 PM   #1653
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Level out the saddle.
The Brooks Swift - like most Brooks saddles - is designed to be pointed up a little in front.
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Old 03-31-13, 02:30 PM   #1654
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Round 2!

Please don't tell me to buy a black crankset just for aesthetics.
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Old 03-31-13, 02:33 PM   #1655
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dope, love the grip, any videos?
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Old 03-31-13, 02:36 PM   #1656
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Buy a black crankset.
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Old 03-31-13, 02:44 PM   #1657
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Old 03-31-13, 02:49 PM   #1658
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Old 03-31-13, 02:51 PM   #1659
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+2, also QR goes on NDS. Bianchi effed up when they decided on unicrowns.
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Old 03-31-13, 02:51 PM   #1660
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dope, love the grip, any videos?

Like a bike check?


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Bianchi effed up when they decided on unicorns
Thanks for the QR advise. Why, what's bad about unicrowns?

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Old 03-31-13, 03:06 PM   #1661
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Bianchi effed up when they decided on unicrowns.
qft. so uggo.
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Old 03-31-13, 03:22 PM   #1662
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The Brooks Swift - like most Brooks saddles - is designed to be pointed up a little in front.
Looks kinda uggo, but meh, different strokes
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Old 04-04-13, 07:13 PM   #1663
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Parts-bin Frankenbike

Just finished this conversion of a bone-stock Windsor Clockwork (Orange, 'natch) into this unholy creation - my interpretation of a do-it-all bike. Helps me answer that nagging question: "Oooh, I wonder where that trail goes?".



A set of gimme 700 x 35 gummies.



The Sturmey-Archer S2 experiment. Takes a little getting used to. Gotta hold your mouth just right...



Leftover flat bar, hand-me-down Ergons & MTB levers. Had to buy the B17, though.
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Old 04-04-13, 07:19 PM   #1664
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I can dig it, but wide bars are WWWWIIIIIIDDDDEEEE
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Old 04-04-13, 07:21 PM   #1665
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Take a link out of that chain if you can. Something about having a wheel slammed that far back in the track-ends skeeves me out.
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Old 04-04-13, 07:28 PM   #1666
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Let's try this again....
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Old 04-04-13, 07:44 PM   #1667
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Let's try this again....
I don't know much about freestyle bikes, but I can tell you I like seeing someone riding BMX with a brake.
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Saddle too high.
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Old 04-04-13, 07:52 PM   #1669
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Nice job on the windsor...I think I need to ditch the black components on my hour.
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I can dig it, but wide bars are WWWWIIIIIIDDDDEEEE
If I were four inches taller, I'd be a perfect circle. I'm 5' 11" & 52" around the chest. Not your classic cyclist build.



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Take a link out of that chain if you can. Something about having a wheel slammed that far back in the track-ends skeeves me out.
Yep, I need a half-link. The 35's won't clear the brakes if I remove a full link.
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Bro.
Please stop.

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Get longer bars and shorter brake levers.
720mm wide is my sweet spot, what I feel comfortable with same with the brake lever.
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Take a link out of that chain if you can. Something about having a wheel slammed that far back in the track-ends skeeves me out.
Even though there's absolutely nothing wrong with it?
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Please stop.
+1.

Enough with the one word responses that have nothing to do with the thread, please.
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Even though there's absolutely nothing wrong with it?
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It's only going to slide forward if the hub slips.
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Old 04-04-13, 10:17 PM   #1675
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Check these out. My brake cable and housing is long, also.

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