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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 05-29-11, 07:32 PM   #376
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14 lookin' fine! very cherry.

fence- red? eww. you should just leave it and maybe get rid of some of those spacers. get a turbo saddle from scrod and rock out.
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Old 05-29-11, 07:46 PM   #377
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Old 05-29-11, 07:53 PM   #378
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My Kilo (stripper in Raw metal)
I wanted it to look like a modern version of some bikes from the early 1900s.
Smokin' cigs and suppin sqrls.

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It's a bar end lever I'm assuming....
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Old 05-29-11, 08:03 PM   #379
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Still working on a better outfit though

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Old 05-29-11, 08:43 PM   #380
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Old 05-30-11, 02:50 PM   #381
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My 2011 Shark Grey pro should be here Thrusday!
Can't wait to have it after seeing everyones!
Posting pics immediately after I get it and build it up.
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Old 05-30-11, 03:21 PM   #382
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My new pro, mostly still stock:
http://i.imgur.com/5vHBZ.jpg (on a phone, can't hyperlink).
Color suggestions? I was thinking red accents, but I'm sure yet.

I'm going with no on red. If you have to accent it with something I'd say match what it already there with the gold nipples, though I would do what CC says, it seems like the best course of action.
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Old 05-30-11, 09:50 PM   #383
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Man theres some nice kilos in here, I still havn't had the chance to ride one yet would love to see how it stacks up verse my steamroller. Im guessing they ride about the same but just curious.
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Old 05-31-11, 10:14 AM   #384
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stop buying all the sharkgray pro's. sheesh

selling my motobecane today

Still hoping you guys know what you're talking about.
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Old 05-31-11, 11:27 AM   #385
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stop buying all the sharkgray pro's. sheesh

selling my motobecane today

Still hoping you guys know what you're talking about.
I wanted a white one, but i had to settle for the gray
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Old 05-31-11, 12:21 PM   #386
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Hah its cool. Enjoy it because its pretty badass. I think I'm going to go with a stripper anyway.

My grand record is gone. The guy was a lot more stoked about it than I imagined he would.
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Old 06-01-11, 12:32 AM   #387
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new to the game and this is my first bike

bout to get me some risers soon

diggin the ride a lot

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Old 06-01-11, 12:36 AM   #388
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How wide are your tires?
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haha im on 32's
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Old 06-01-11, 12:41 AM   #390
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new to the game and this is my first bike

bout to get me some risers soon
Gradual tarck bike evolution! Ugh those unicrown forks....
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Old 06-01-11, 12:53 AM   #391
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probably gonna end up trading that fork to a buddy of mine who is crazy on the tricking
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would the original fork clear 32s? or 28s?
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Old 06-01-11, 09:55 AM   #393
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I got 28's in the og fork no problem.
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Old 06-01-11, 10:42 AM   #394
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That fork hurts my eyes....
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i have 25's and I'm sure I might even be able to get 32's on there. I definitely pushing it with 25's if I want a front brake though.
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28s with the front brake would be a no go?
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My Kilo (stripper in Raw metal)

i used to run a very similar set up but with narrower bars, really great looking bike
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28s with the front brake would be a no go?
not exactly. kilo forks aren't known for their precision in sizing lol. My original fork was rubbing the brake so I had to get them to send me another. I haven't put on a front brake yet but I doub't it'll be very spacious. I know some people fit 28's up front with a front brake and 32 in the rear.
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Love this thread. I found a 55cm TT that I may buy for $200. It seems like an ideal frame for me since I really am not trying to impress people with my pricey bike, and just prefer to commute with nice speed and ride all over town for fun as well.

A few noob questions...is it a PITA to take a wheel off to fit it in your car? I just need to be able to bring it back home.

Also I don't really ride hunched over as much as straight and was thinking about some straight bars on it.. i haven't seen many in this thread...is that basically lame looking now? lol
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No, anything the size of a Honda civic or bigger would probably fit the bike no problem. Just take off the front and rear wheel, put them on the floor behind the seats so they don't move around too much and put the frame over some newspaper or something on the rear seat. that's how I do it when I need to move my bike for whatever reason.

As for riding position. If you want a more up-right position, I think you could go with risers. If you don't really know you could always just level the bars with your seat and go from there.
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