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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 02-10-11, 11:24 AM   #251
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I know. I was snarking.
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Old 02-10-11, 12:16 PM   #252
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All I see is these stupid things:


It's like an over styled car, someone tried to get all creative and missed the mark entirely. In general that's my hangup with the Leaders, they just look like form over function and the form isn't particularly original or attractive.
What else can I say? Haters are gonna hate. I don't care LOLOLOLHAHAHAHA. FYI all exotic cars let alone bicycles that cost $$$$$ are ALL over styled from a designers stand point. Plus you don't know how many compliments I got for it the other day just riding around. You won't know until you take the dive and get one for yourself.
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Old 02-10-11, 12:43 PM   #253
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Made this for a doctor friend of ours... Plus Owl's are birds too!
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Squirrels > birds.
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SUMMER Leader
49x17 25c 23c


WINTER Leader
46x17 35c 32c




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Old 02-10-11, 05:17 PM   #256
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So you swap out the fork too between the configurations? I love how you're in both pictures.
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Old 02-10-11, 05:25 PM   #257
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interesting setup on the brake for the summer build
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Happy, my Summer Fork cant take a 32c Tire.
Xavier, Thats a Aero brake usually found in TT bikes, theyre meant to be rearfork mounted.
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^ I really dig your bike man!
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Old 02-10-11, 05:51 PM   #260
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@mysticrats - who makes that brake?
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Old 02-10-11, 06:05 PM   #261
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I love how he is drinking in both shots thats awesome. I like the fact that winter calls for a new fork.
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^Google tells me Tektro. Just look up Tektro R725
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Happy, my Summer Fork cant take a 32c Tire.
Xavier, Thats a Aero brake usually found in TT bikes, theyre meant to be rearfork mounted.
Very cool!
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Old 02-10-11, 10:22 PM   #264
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Today was not a good day for me. My dogs birthday, fiancee's annual "exam", dinner with grandma... I did get the opportunity to walk up to the bike shop to buy some spacers but they were all out of the ones I wanted! So another day without photos of the build, but I did get the brake lever and grips in, I have to say I LOVE the PDW grips, they feel soo nice!

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Happy, my Summer Fork cant take a 32c Tire.
Xavier, Thats a Aero brake usually found in TT bikes, theyre meant to be rearfork mounted.
OMG I have been trying to find out what those brakes were for so long! I saw one on a bike over the summer and wanted it so bad! Can you use any fork? Can you mount them on the front of the fork, the one I saw was like that?

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Today was not a good day for me. My dogs birthday, fiancee's annual "exam", dinner with grandma... I did get the opportunity to walk up to the bike shop to buy some spacers but they were all out of the ones I wanted! So another day without photos of the build, but I did get the brake lever and grips in, I have to say I LOVE the PDW grips, they feel soo nice!

They do have some sexy grips... I cant wait to see your pics, you keep teasing us! I actually went out on my Leader today, I couldnt stand it anymore so I put the "other" parts back on. God I missed riding that bike... I also learned that I can fit a 38c schawlbe marathon in the rear!!! Makes me think about racing cross this year on it! a light bike would be so nice.
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i have the stiffer oval concepts version of those for sale. theyre still not as strong as dual pivots though.
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Old 02-11-11, 10:36 AM   #267
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did they ever release the 2011 725 geometry? it looks nice, but its hard to get excited without it.
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Angles are the same as the V2, it just has slightly shorter stays to bring the back wheel in closer to the seat tube.
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do you have the chart for that?
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do you have the chart for that?
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I'm not really a fan of the Leader bikes, but honestly, they are still prettier than 99% of the bikes I see on the street everyday, so hating on them is kind of stupid imo.
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the 725 is bullocks to me until proven otherwise!
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take that, filter.
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I just lol'd so hard to those two charts
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