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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 11-22-11, 12:41 AM   #1
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Winter Project Updates!

What are you working on this winter?
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Old 11-22-11, 01:14 AM   #2
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Old 11-22-11, 01:21 AM   #3
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I just decided about 2 minutes ago that I'm going to rebuild my gravity swift this winter since all I really need for it is a fork and a wheelset. It'll be nice to have 2 bikes I think.
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Old 11-22-11, 01:36 AM   #4
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Will give all my bikes a good cleaning/maintenance PLUS will build two new ..

Rebuild of a '93 Cannondale M series frame, sandblast, powder coat, build up with XTR. Second project is a rust-free 1973 Motobecane steel frame which will be built up with a Campa Chorus. Guess I will post some pictures when they're finished.

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Old 11-22-11, 03:34 AM   #5
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With a new saddle on the way, my IRO is finished unless I decide to buy a new seat post. My Peugeot needs a set of fenders and a bell and that's done. I might work on my vintage Schwinn cruiser, or maybe I'll find another old mountain bike to dink around with. Haven't decided yet.
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My Fiori road bike build.


BB + cranks are on now. Wheels are being built currently. I have bars and shifters ready to go, just waiting on stem. Just bought my rear derailleur.
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Soma Rush build. Waiting on critical parts to arrive. Includes building a new rear wheel. Should be done by Christmas.
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making my Vilano into a winter bike, anyone know how big of tires I can get in there?
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Old 11-22-11, 10:57 AM   #9
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Putting some fat tires on the Kilo and looking for parts for my road biek.
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A possible rebuild of the Earl.
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My Fiori road bike build.


BB + cranks are on now. Wheels are being built currently. I have bars and shifters ready to go, just waiting on stem. Just bought my rear derailleur.
That is a gorgeous paint job. Where'd you manage to find that beauty?
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making my Vilano into a winter bike, anyone know how big of tires I can get in there?
I've currently got 700 x 32c tires with a front brake on mine.
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Old 11-22-11, 11:28 AM   #13
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Need to take 10 minutes and put my studded tires on... and do a quick 5 minute bearing/bolt check before going out into the winter wonderland.
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I've currently got 700 x 32c tires with a front brake on mine.
Thanks Tejano I knew someone else on here had one, you think I could squeeze some 35's?
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Old 11-22-11, 11:49 AM   #15
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My new Stop Cycles E.t.A. . . . Though I am not sure which direction I will take it yet.
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Was an eBay score!
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Thanks Tejano I knew someone else on here had one, you think I could squeeze some 35's?
You can in the rear if you move the wheel all the way to the back in the dropouts. However, it will hit the bottom of the fork crown in the front. You could probably safely grind away enough material on the fork to make one fit, since the steerer tube extends well below the welds to the fork legs in the unicrown.
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I'll probably work on my tourer this winter, some much needed maintenance:

- Install new brake cables, check shifter cables
- Learn to service hubs, something I've never done before but need to learn
- Check rims for wear
- Thorough cleaning all over
- Replace any rusted bolts

Then it will be ready to hit the road for some major touring next spring and summer.
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Old 11-22-11, 02:28 PM   #19
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I'm building up my early 90s DeBernardi with campy 9 speed.I've also decided to go 1x9 instead of SS on my Ti mtb project.

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Awesome find! That'd look real sharp with a set of whitewalls.
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Old 11-22-11, 02:35 PM   #22
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Saving up and hustling money for:

http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebik.../12_sonik.html
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How expensive is a bike made ENTIRELY OF LIQUID MERCURY, anyway?
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Unfortunately for me, very.
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Getting rollers and making myself ride through the winter. I don't have enough money to do any winter builds. Maybe come summer I'll build up a tubular wheelset for the track. I talked to a guy from the velodrome in Burnaby and he said my bike would be fine if I take off the brake and put some drops on it.
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