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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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    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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    nice squirrel *hood* ornament...if you had hoods
    smooth and fast?

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    Nice squirrel indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamish5178 View Post
    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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    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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    Looks like a canadian ground squirrel to me (kind of like a gopher)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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    Thread/picture jack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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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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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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    Quote Originally Posted by arp415 View Post
    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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    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by ssjo View Post
    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.
    Last edited by hairnet; 03-06-11 at 10:33 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssjo View Post
    +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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    hipsters have been made fun of so much that its now cooler to actually be a hipster than make fun of them

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    pffffff ppff pf

    ppfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

    I knew that
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by steak View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
    that looks like doodies on the bars. and doodie smeared all over the frame. doodie bike.

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