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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 01-26-11, 04:24 PM   #1
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My newest fixie - Panasonic

Just built this one. What do you guys think, and what should I do to it next?

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Old 01-26-11, 04:29 PM   #2
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Old 01-26-11, 04:31 PM   #3
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How long is that stem? The frame looks too small for you from the looks of it and the seatpost...
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Old 01-26-11, 04:35 PM   #4
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Wow what gearing is that?

Things you should get: a front brake, foot retention.
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Old 01-26-11, 04:39 PM   #5
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Wow what gearing is that?
Something around 52T by 17-19T...

BTW Nice dorm room canes
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Old 01-26-11, 04:48 PM   #6
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Old 01-26-11, 05:05 PM   #7
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Happypills is right. 52T by 18 and about the dorm room, gearing works perfect for my riding. Frame measured 58cm, and I prefer no front brake. I've got toe straps but was messing around without them.
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Old 01-26-11, 05:39 PM   #8
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Sweet fixie, brah.

Your riding involves low cadence, which is not a good for your knees.
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Old 01-26-11, 05:52 PM   #9
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Sweet fixie, brah.

Your riding involves low cadence, which is not a good for your knees.
Think its too low? If so what would you recommend, I'm going to change the crank soon if you look close you'll see its a cottered crank. I can still do skid stops fairly easily
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Old 01-26-11, 05:55 PM   #10
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Well, you're pushing a relatively high gear...but then again, if it works for you, who am I to sa.

Enjoy your bike!
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Old 01-26-11, 06:13 PM   #11
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Sweet fixie, brah.

Your riding involves low cadence, which is not a good for your knees.
That's, like, ~75 GI. I ride around with 80.

Get at me.
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Old 01-26-11, 06:16 PM   #12
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Obviously, I didn't do the math at all.

That's higher than my preference and should've checked the math first.
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Old 01-26-11, 06:21 PM   #13
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It's cool, I'm going to be dropping ~10 GI here soon, effin hills are killing me here in California.

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Old 01-26-11, 06:35 PM   #14
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Do you go to school at uic?

I know a kid there who rides a panasonic with green rims ,white tires, tiny stem.
If not really weird coincidence.
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Old 01-26-11, 07:33 PM   #15
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No, that is a pretty strange coincidence. I go to school at UCF in Florida
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How much seatpost is left in the frame? It looks kind of like it's leaning back a little, which makes me think there's not much in the seat tube, which is dangerous. You might need a longer seatpost.
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Old 01-26-11, 10:23 PM   #17
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You should probably find a frame that fits you better.
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Old 01-26-11, 10:25 PM   #18
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^ I agree. That doesn't look like 58cm to me, either. More like 52-ish or something.
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