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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 03-21-11, 08:48 PM   #1
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New Build total: $155

this is my second fix, but I have 7 other bikes. Just took it out and it rides pretty sweet. feel free to voice any opinions you might have. since ya'll are seemingly as obsessed with bikes as I, thought I would share the glow of new one

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Old 03-21-11, 08:53 PM   #2
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I am going to assume you had most of the parts lying around?
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Old 03-21-11, 08:58 PM   #3
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Nope, not a one
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Old 03-21-11, 09:00 PM   #4
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Have anyone ever told you how awesome your username is?
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Well, what did you start out with? Did you have the frame lying around or not?
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Old 03-21-11, 09:06 PM   #6
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No, I bought the frame off CL for $30. The bike was more or less complete but the back wheel was messed up, the PO had intentions of converting it but realized he was over his head. So it came with the nitto stem, bars, sugino crank. Wheels were 100, chain was 25. Seat I found dumpster diving at the bike store
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Old 03-21-11, 09:09 PM   #7
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Caddyfatcat was a character with a pimped out cadillac in this old computer game where you went apesh*t with cars named carmageddon. I dropped a "d" and adopted it
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well, that was misleading. It looks nice though
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how did i mislead you?
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No, I bought the frame off CL for $30. The bike was more or less complete but the back wheel was messed up, the PO had intentions of converting it but realized he was over his head. So it came with the nitto stem, bars, sugino crank.
$30 for all that stuff is a pretty good deal. I assume their Sugino RD2s. I can't really see.
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feel free to voice any opinions you might have.
lame: no brake
lamer: no foot retention

lame: no bar tape
lamer: no bar plugs

lamest: saddle angled to match stem

otherwise, quite a deal for a rideable (if dangerous) bike
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lame: no brake
lamer: no foot retention

lame: no bar tape
lamer: no bar plugs

lamest: saddle angled to match stem

otherwise, quite a deal for a rideable (if dangerous) bike
Foot retention: planning to go to the junk yard and get some old seatbelts.

Bar Plugs: they are there just black.

Tape: may eventually find something
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Old 03-21-11, 11:11 PM   #13
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I bought that wheelset a little bit ago. They really aren't bad for the price considering they come with tubes and tires.
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Wow what a bargain!
But then again I would consider $155 a bargain for some single components these days...
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Caddyfatcat was a character with a pimped out cadillac in this old computer game where you went apesh*t with cars named carmageddon. I dropped a "d" and adopted it
lulz for reminiscing. remember playing that on computers in stores when computers were big.

More importantly, would like to know the status of deep rim in background. Or potential ideas.
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Very nice so far, especially considering the price!

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More importantly, would like to know the status of deep rim in background. Or potential ideas.
I would put it on a motorcycle.
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More importantly, would like to know the status of deep rim in background. Or potential ideas.
I believe thats a tire
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well, that was misleading. It looks nice though
I found it misleading too. I totally thought you had a fat cat named Cady.

Oh, the devastating disappointment.
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I was hoping OP's username was a subtle Mean Girls reference.
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I was hoping OP's username was a subtle Mean Girls reference.


I was thinking the things along that line. I thought the "cat" was named after Cady in the movie.
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Tape: may eventually find something
Ghetto quick fix: old tubes
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