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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 03-06-11, 09:13 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, I've lurked SSFG for about a year but never posted.
I've been abroad for the past 2 months and am unable to ride anything but this:
highly functional, but not much for speed

Anyways I really miss my fixed gear so I'll post it for you guys to see. Many bad and a few good ideas went into making it

This was right after I finished painting (bad idea #1)

This part I am proud of: handmade wood bar ends

Bar tape is messed up in this one

Poorly made tube pad, one of the first things to fix when I get back (Pipe insulation + $3 hawaiian pawn shop shirt)


This bike was already converted when I bought it. The frame is an '84 (I think) Schwinn Super Series. About 7 weeks until I'm riding it again!
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Old 03-06-11, 09:56 AM   #2
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I feel your pain!

I am currently on a service trip (not involving Jesus) to D.C. The weather is 15 degrees warmer than it is at my uni, and this is such an amazing place to ride. I'm displeased!
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Old 03-06-11, 10:10 AM   #3
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nice squirrel *hood* ornament...if you had hoods
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Nice squirrel indeed!
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I feel your pain!

I am currently on a service trip (not involving Jesus) to D.C. The weather is 15 degrees warmer than it is at my uni, and this is such an amazing place to ride. I'm displeased!
I was in DC for a convention in October and had the same feeling... If you ever have a chance to go to National Harbor it is really great ( and would be perfect for biking around too!)

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Old 03-06-11, 05:19 PM   #6
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Dude that fat squirrel is the best thing on this thread. Jut saying
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That is one fat squirrel... maybe it's glandular?
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Old 03-06-11, 06:43 PM   #8
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Looks like a canadian ground squirrel to me (kind of like a gopher)
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crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

next step is recumbent.




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Thread/picture jack!
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Old 03-06-11, 08:57 PM   #12
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More for everyone who liked the squirrel. They bulk up a lot in Michigan to prepare for winter





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*Goes crazy over fluffy squirrel*

That's just a common grey squirrel. Trust me.
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Old 03-06-11, 10:29 PM   #15
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Dude that fat squirrel is the best thing on this thread. Jut saying
The bar end plugs are nice too. It would be cool to carve a design or initials in them.
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Old 03-06-11, 10:32 PM   #16
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Since we're talking about squirrels; for the LOL's:

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+1 on the fat squirrel . i'm digging your wooden bars...but aren't you scared that if you're riding up an excessively steep hill you might break your bars O_o and eat pavement? i tend to put a lot of pressure on my bars when riding up hills xD. hope you having a good time in japan!
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Can we get a picture of the bar unwrapped? I want to know if these are made out of stock lumber or are laminated.
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aren't you scared that if you're riding up an excessively steep hill you might break your bars
wood is tough and flexible, I wouldn't dump on it right away.

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+1 on the fat squirrel . i'm digging your wooden bars...but aren't you scared that if you're riding up an excessively steep hill you might break your bars O_o and eat pavement? i tend to put a lot of pressure on my bars when riding up hills xD. hope you having a good time in japan!
Thanks! I am having a great time here!

Granted, it would be awesome to have some sturdy wooden bars, you guys have the wrong idea Only the plugs are wood

Here's a pic so you can see more clearly. They are from an old broom handle that I found in my basement
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pffffff ppff pf

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I'd like to see a 'squirrel by your bike' challenge on the photo challenge thread
bonus points for squirrel actually on it
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I'd like to see a 'squirrel by your bike' challenge on the photo challenge thread
bonus points for squirrel actually on it
+1, shouldn't be too hard to snap one when it gets slightly warmer, the squirrels on my campus aren't scared of people in the least.
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