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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 01-02-11, 09:00 PM   #1
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Leader Love!

The actions of the few cannot speak of the will of the many.
Times may have changed but you cannot forget about the prior.
The future can be changed when given the opportunity.
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As requested by @TejanoTrackie,
New or old, post your Leader Bike here!

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Old 01-10-11, 02:14 PM   #2
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Thats such a classy looking bike! Nice build for sure.

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Old 01-10-11, 02:16 PM   #3
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Old 01-10-11, 02:42 PM   #4
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If I saw him riding it...i'd hit it. With my car.


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Old 01-10-11, 02:44 PM   #5
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Scrod has set the bar very high both in terms of the elegance of his build as well as the photography. Also, the photographic setting is perfect for that bike. I've already posted my new build, but here it is again. The only future changes that are contemplated are to the saddle and seatpost, which are currently takeoffs from a bd Motobecane Messenger (aka naranja). I've had the chance to take it on a few hard rides with clipless road shoes after I glued on a rear tire, and am really impressed with the performance of this bike. The current 46 x 18 gearing feels ridiculously low when accelerating, climbing and braking (backpedalling), and I've ordered a 17T cog, which will give me the highest geared road FG bike in my fleet. Come this spring, I may even try a 46 x 16, which normally I only use on the track.
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Old 01-10-11, 02:55 PM   #6
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Don't have a Leader, but I'm-a post anyways.

Nice lookin' bike, Scrod. Throw a brake on it (yeah, yeah, I know), and clipless pedals (psssshhh) and I'd ride the eff out of it.

TT, your Leader is definitely a good example of pushing the weight and performance envelope on a budget. Rad.

I wouldn't mind having a Leader something-or-other some day. I've thought about building up a backup track bike for kicks n grins, to use for training at the 'drome when I just want to ride something different or if someone I know wants to ride and doesn't have a bike. Really, just looking for the slightest justification to n+1.
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Old 01-10-11, 04:30 PM   #7
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i don't have one either, but out of all the bike porn i have seen...LEADER take the cake!
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Old 01-10-11, 04:32 PM   #8
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Old 01-10-11, 04:43 PM   #9
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you would....haha.
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Nice ride, Scrod. Do you still have the Madison?
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Old 01-10-11, 04:56 PM   #11
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Thanks. Maddy is no longer with me.
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whats?!?! :O
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Behold >>> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...%253D&viewitem=
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Old 01-10-11, 05:49 PM   #14
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TT harnessing Vixtor's time traveling abilities.
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Uhh.......Bianchi?
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damn, i was trying to sneak it in.
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take me to your leader
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sweet leaders it's a shame scrod's was so flammable, a friend just completed a very similar build, should i warn him of the combustible properties?
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