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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 12-13-04, 10:55 PM   #1
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My Son's New Fixie

Check out my son's new fixie! Righteous blue paint, chrome one-piece handlebar stem system, flatless foam tread, cobalt composite pedals, padded faux-BMX saddle. Enhanced Leverage Assist (ELA) kit is bolted to the rear axle, which helps him perform the longest trackstands I've ever seen. Cotter key cranks keep it real in the old school...

Top Power, known for their Off-Shore craftsmanship, assembled this with the care only reserved for 1.2 million of the same bike. 28x16 gearing means 21 gear inches of cul de sac fun. All for the bargain price of $20 + shipping.

So now my S/S isn't lonely in the garage anymore!
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Old 12-13-04, 11:07 PM   #2
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when does he start his messenger job?
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Old 12-13-04, 11:22 PM   #3
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Thats a pretty pimp little bike. The mag wheels and colour coordination put it over the top.
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Old 12-13-04, 11:39 PM   #4
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Looks speedy. You should put some drops on it, I'm sure that would go over well.
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Old 12-14-04, 12:31 AM   #5
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...You should put some drops on it...
That's after the springer fork.
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Ha! I love the attention to detail, like the fake valve stems... No doubt for TOP POWER. Tell him to watch his fingers.
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Old 12-14-04, 07:32 AM   #7
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Oh man the other kids are gonna be jealous when he's rippin it up on the block.
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Swap out the rear for a Chub Hub laced to Mavic 10" Open Pros, throw some chrome eggbeaters on there, and let your kid rule the school.
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Are those tubulars? That chain looks awfully NJS certified to me.
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I dig that it's got trackends, not dropouts.
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With those training wheels I bet you can trackstand all day long. Man, I gots to get me some of those!
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Are those tubulars? That chain looks awfully NJS certified to me.
Tubular Foam race composition; can't put the miles on them but they sure burn up the neighborhood. Chicks dig a little man on a blue bike, especially my wife.
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With those training wheels I bet you can trackstand all day long. Man, I gots to get me some of those!
I know...what have I been thinking all these years, balancing on my SPDs and juggling back-n-forth at the traffic light??
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man, i can hear your son now... "you're the coolest dad in the world..."
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With those training wheels I bet you can trackstand all day long. Man, I gots to get me some of those!
Before I took the training wheels off my son's commuter, he would--whenever stopped--call out to me "I'm doing a trackstand, see?" His favorite was no-handed with his arms folded across his chest, nodding his head with sh1t eater plastered on his mug. Kids who love bikes rule.
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that's a hot bike. Now I'm thinking about having kids so I can buy one.
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Candles, Pie, and Barry White music makes that easy...
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And to think I got my daughter DDR and PS2 for her birthday....
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And to think I got my daughter DDR and PS2 for her birthday....
Get her PS2 games on track riding to wet her whistle.
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The kids of cyclist are the luckiest, they will always get the pimp rides.

Now if Top Power will only venture into the 700cc and 26inch bike world....TOP POWER THE NEW Cannondale or specialized or whatever
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Now if Top Power will only venture into the 700cc and 26inch bike world....TOP POWER THE NEW Cannondale or specialized or whatever
I know! He's so much luckier than me at that age (when we all had to walk uphill both ways to preschool in the driving snow). As for Top Power, I'm looking for them at the front of the peleton next TdF!
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Ooooh! I just noticed, those one piece chainstay/seatstays are pimpin beyond belief.
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Ooooh! I just noticed, those one piece chainstay/seatstays are pimpin beyond belief.
Yeah, old school loop back baby!
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