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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 01-30-14, 04:43 PM   #2476
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Thought you guys might like this. It was given to the bike shop I work at part time. I'm not sure of all of the details about who it was built for, but look closely at the details of the bike.
Notice the right crank arm is missing. The owner only had a left leg. I'm told he was pretty fast also.
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Old 01-30-14, 04:59 PM   #2477
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Notice the right crank arm is missing. The owner only had a left leg. I'm told he was pretty fast also.
That explains the left hand drive, cool!
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Old 01-30-14, 08:43 PM   #2478
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That explains the left hand drive, cool!
awesome!
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Old 01-30-14, 09:02 PM   #2479
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Old 01-30-14, 09:27 PM   #2480
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awesome!
Had to put that one up on FB. Great photo!
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shred the ****ing gnar.
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Old 01-31-14, 03:42 PM   #2482
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Yikes
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Old 01-31-14, 04:13 PM   #2483
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that is epic balance.
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Old 02-01-14, 07:44 PM   #2484
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I don't like whatever that is going on at the headtube. That bike looks like it has a goiter.
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Old 02-01-14, 09:14 PM   #2486
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Old 02-01-14, 09:23 PM   #2487
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I don't like whatever that is going on at the headtube. That bike looks like it has a goiter.
That photo is a weird angle, looks less odd straight on.

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Old 02-01-14, 10:26 PM   #2488
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Old 02-02-14, 01:15 AM   #2489
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Ok, technically it has internal gearing. but it could be a single speed...
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Old 02-02-14, 02:17 AM   #2490
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That photo is a weird angle, looks less odd straight on.
Relative term only. It still looks weird to my tired old traditionalist eyes.
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Old 02-02-14, 02:19 AM   #2491
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I know why these bikes are shaped the way they are, but they always look like they've been left out in the sun and started to melt.
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Old 02-02-14, 08:54 AM   #2492
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Old 02-02-14, 12:09 PM   #2493
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That photo is a weird angle, looks less odd straight on.

FYI: That is a different model FES.

There are quite a few different FES models out there:






And they are all very fast.
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Old 02-02-14, 04:57 PM   #2494
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FYI: That is a different model FES.

There are quite a few different FES models out there:
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And they are all very fast.
And some of them have goiters on their headtubes. :-/ I understand that it's probably for aerodynamic reasons, but it looks funky.
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FYI: That is a different model FES.

There are quite a few different FES models out there:






And they are all very fast.
Are those clipless pedals with straps? where do I get those so I don't have to swap pedals if I don't want to wear my riding shoes?
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http://www.amazon.com/Exustar-Compat.../dp/B004MLHBT6

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