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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 12-16-04, 09:43 AM   #1
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spotted chained up outside the hammerstein ballroom at last night's pixies show: a bmx conversion, with lashed together seat tube (excuse the phonecam pics.. anyone w/ photoshop want to lighten them up for me, pls?)

http://www.ephemeroi.com/stuff/2004/...215-fixie1.jpg
http://www.ephemeroi.com/stuff/2004/...215-fixie2.jpg
http://www.ephemeroi.com/stuff/2004/...215-fixie3.jpg

(edit: thanks sohi!)

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Old 12-16-04, 10:04 AM   #2
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wow! pushing a pretty stiff gear, too. pretty damn clever
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Old 12-16-04, 10:12 AM   #4
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That seat post clamp looks dicey.
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Old 12-16-04, 10:20 AM   #5
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Looks like some one just couldn't give up his BMX from childhood.
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Old 12-16-04, 10:30 AM   #6
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has anyone seen this in fixedgeargallery ever?
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Old 12-16-04, 10:33 AM   #7
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You know those frames a 100lb weight limits on them. That thing is going to crack in half. . . I know when I rode an Auburn which was almost the same frame I weighed like 90lbs and I went through about 5 frames a year.
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Old 12-16-04, 10:46 AM   #8
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Holy Crap! Is that a Selle San Marco saddle on there? Looks like it might be a Concor saddle. And those pedals! They're toe clips! Who is this guy?
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Old 12-16-04, 10:47 AM   #9
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i remember seeing the dude who rides this around a while back. hmmm....interesting. but not as interesting as a pixies show! how was it?
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Old 12-16-04, 11:08 AM   #11
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I would not ride with that seatpost hack in NYC traffic... EVER.
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Old 12-16-04, 11:34 AM   #12
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wow! pushing a pretty stiff gear, too. pretty damn clever
But with 20" wheels, you could ride 52x16 and still be riding 66 gear inches.
That would be equivalent of 40x16 with 700 wheels.
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Old 12-16-04, 12:54 PM   #13
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i think that might be ghandi's iron. he's one of those messenger chaps. if it is his, i saw him in action on it in copenhagen during the cmwc02. scary fast...
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i think that might be ghandi's iron. he's one of those messenger chaps. if it is his, i saw him in action on it in copenhagen during the cmwc02. scary fast...
When I lived in NYC I used to always see him riding ill bikes, and riding barefoot, and generally being a wildman. That BMX rig looks like his style.
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But with 20" wheels, you could ride 52x16 and still be riding 66 gear inches.
That would be equivalent of 40x16 with 700 wheels.
right, but it's bigger than a 52 up front, and looks to be somewhere in the low teens in back.
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Old 12-16-04, 02:24 PM   #16
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With the exception of the hillbilly seatpost, I think that thing is SWEET. Bet its a ton'o'fun to ride!
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Yup, that's Jason Ghandi's(sp?) bike. He's an ex messenger, possibly still the world skid champion. And yeah, the seatpost setup is mad sketchy, but he's a pretty skinny/light guy. Also, the frame is a gt mini, smaller than the average bmx.
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Oh I know what kind of frame that is alright, my brother and I collectively broke probably 20 of those frames while racing for the factory teams. Those frames are LIGHT as all hell. they probably weighed like 13-16lbs as completes when I rode them. . . if that. oooh man I sooo finished finals today so please pay no mind to any posts I make as I have had waaay tooo much to drink and just got the worst pedal bite of my life!!! F-ing spun me in a 180!! oh man my hip feels funny.
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Here's a pic of him on it at a trackstand comp, monster track. Yah gandy has got it going on for skids and such, though I think that record has been beaten.

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OK, not sure about the seat post, but there is a GT Vertigo in the shed that no-one rides anymore (replaced by a HARO 8.1 and a Mongoose, strange children), and I think I have a BB adaptor for 3 pc crank,........hmmm.

Theres also a Gary Fisher BMX.....
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I could see using a bigger BMX frame, a 24" especially, but that just gives me the jibblies.
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Old 12-16-04, 11:49 PM   #23
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i friggen LOVE minis. and jrs. christ, if i was little enough to ride one, i'd be all over it. most badass tiny bikes EVER!

except for the tiny 22" wheeled (!) pionyr road bike at my shop. single ring up front, with a single downtube shifter, shifting like, a 3 speed derailleur setup in the rear. when i first noticed the freewheel on that thing i was blown away...had never seen an outboard 3 spd like that before...and probably won't again.

hmm...i think i'll try my hand at restoring it for the shop next week.
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That's pretty cool.
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