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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 01-01-11, 12:25 PM   #1
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Another "What don't you like about my bike" thread, anybody?

I seem to recall seeing a thread like this a while ago, figured I'd revive the concept. Post pics of your bike, or tell people what you like/dislike about theirs. I'll start off.





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Old 01-01-11, 12:27 PM   #2
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Cool looking stem but the cockpit is just wack. Get longer bars and shorter brake levers.
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Old 01-01-11, 12:32 PM   #3
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ouch.
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stem, bars, levers, RED
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Old 01-01-11, 12:36 PM   #5
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The bars are ridiculously narrow, to the point that I don't know if it's even safe. And a white brake cable housing would not stick out so much against the top tube.

Other than that, I'd rock it.
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Old 01-01-11, 01:06 PM   #6
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red. Crank arms are little off..
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Old 01-01-11, 03:54 PM   #7
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I'll be next. Here it is, in its all stock glory. Roast away...





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Old 01-01-11, 04:16 PM   #8
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silence...

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Old 01-01-11, 04:19 PM   #10
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Looks good! Is that a half-link chain? Looks really thick.. But, reflectors!

But here's mine. A lot will probably not like the green, but I love it.


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Old 01-01-11, 04:21 PM   #11
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waterbottle tree. Like comeon who actually rides there bike enough to need water...

Looks good. nice seatpost, we are twinziessa
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Old 01-01-11, 04:28 PM   #12
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Funny thing is, I've actually had some kids tell me that "water bottle holders look stupid on fixie's." They were hanging out at the "fixie spot" where all the little kids stand around with their bikes all day long and ride around in circles.
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i need some butt rockets as well. green matches the tange tubing stickers, ha!
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Not a fan of the green (anymore - my old bike was green as **** - probably just got really fed up with it).

Otherwise I dig it. Looks like a sensible build.
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Truthfully, i just did reflector removal and random sticker removal and completly overlooked the ones on my peddels. They shall be removed soon! haha

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Looks good! Is that a half-link chain? Looks really thick.. But, reflectors!

But here's mine. A lot will probably not like the green, but I love it.
The chain is some sort of KMC chain. Its not a half link, its just a different design. I dont recall what exact type of chain it is, it is a thick, not normal chain design though.

As for your green, i dig it! Its a nice little bit of color to add! I'm thinking about throwing a little color somewhere on the T1. Not crazy tarck, but maybe a little bit of personality. Kinda like your bike, the green is enough, not too much, just enough to add a little flavor.

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The chain is some sort of KMC chain. Its not a half link, its just a different design. I dont recall what exact type of chain it is, it is a thick, not normal chain design though.
This?

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Awful pic

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Yeah, here is a photo of it! A bit duuuurty...



And i dig the seat on the Clockwork above btw!


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Old 01-01-11, 05:30 PM   #21
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It's a KMC Z710. I have one now. It's alright... a bit heavy, but strong.
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Old 01-01-11, 05:31 PM   #22
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Yeah, here is a photo of it! A bit duuuurty...


It's KMC's kool chain; I run one at the moment on my commuter, not a bad chain for the $15 I paid for it

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Your bike has another bike attached to it! My head asplode.

But seriously, I think you could've routed the brake cables better under the tape. Why do they only get covered halfway?
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I didn't do it. I had my LBS do it while they were working on some other stuff for me. I have no idea why they ran it that way. The bars have a hole at the exit point for internal routing to the levers, but they still should have wrapped on top of the cable.

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Old 01-01-11, 05:37 PM   #25
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Sweet! Thanks for the info about the chain happypills! Sometimes i hate that about 'complete' bikes. Alot of the parts on the bike are listed as "Bontrager approved" parts. Its 'kool' to find out exactly what they are. haha
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