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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 04-19-12, 07:10 PM   #1
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Any info about this builder?

Saw this bike @ competitivecyclist and it's everything I wanted for a frameset/build I was thinking about (basically fast/light/igh commuter). Anyone know about this company/frame?

http://www.ridecvln.com/bikes/le-roi-le-veut/





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Old 04-19-12, 07:47 PM   #2
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All b00bs, no ass.

3 inch diameter steerer, tugboat rudder forks, and kite string seatstays.

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3 inch diameter steerer, tugboat rudder forks, and kite string seatstays.

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Man, you post some weird stuff. What are you even trying to say?
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Old 04-19-12, 07:53 PM   #4
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3 inch diameter steerer, tugboat rudder forks, and kite string seatstays.

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i wish more guys would do their hair like tiff.

nothing beats her giant face
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i wish more guys would do their hair like tiff.

nothing beats her giant face
Tiff? I thought that was Britney Spears.
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What the hell, competitive cyclist has fixed gears now?
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They had the Super Pista, with build kit, for a while.
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What the hell, competitive cyclist has fixed gears now?
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za....ID=10918&MODE=

comfy geo.

Sorry OP, this is the first I've read about Civilian bikes.
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There's something you don't see on a SS/FG ? Disc brakes ? What are the chances the fork isn't steel like the rest of the bike ? Reading the link for them, sounds like they are taking big chances on mixing frame & fork combos, stays and such ? That frame set is a cyclocross with 700c's to make it a hybrid of sorts. I'm gonna need some time sorting the concept out ? From the write ups, sounds like the frame designer(s) have gone to great lengths to design each area of the bike to utilize whatever materials they chose to combine to build a unique product. Certainly isn't your square peg in a square hole design. That explains the odd appearances ? I guess when you do a pub crawl, over beers, billiards & darts, cyclists can discuss the finer points of the design ? Or maybe that's too much technology to discuss in a bar ? Pretty pricey too.

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Those cable guides up on top of the top tube blow it.
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Those cable guides up on top of the top tube blow it.
Now see, I would use those seeing how I only ride free. I also like a more relaxed frame geo which it has. Not sure about the wishbone seat stay though...
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The adjustable vertical dropout is interesting.
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Those cable guides up on top of the top tube blow it.
Shouldering a bike with cable stops on the bottom blows though. I've almost cut mine off a couple times... But just can't do it, even though I have to carry it upstairs after every ride...

Overall, very versatile bike, clearance for fat tires, option for gears, good brakes.
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I prefer cable guides, then again I have a rear brake. What makes me chuckle are more expensive bikes that don't have them and the solution is a gaudy and cheap plastic tie wrap when a rear brake is installed. Nothing like a $ 700+ bike finished off with tie wraps ? I mean, even my Vilano has cable guides. They'll make the welds all pretty but won't weld cable guides on the tubing ?
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There's something you don't see on a SS/FG ? Disc brakes ? What are the chances the fork isn't steel like the rest of the bike ? Reading the link for them, sounds like they are taking big chances on mixing frame & fork combos, stays and such ? That frame set is a cyclocross with 700c's to make it a hybrid of sorts. I'm gonna need some time sorting the concept out ? From the write ups, sounds like the frame designer(s) have gone to great lengths to design each area of the bike to utilize whatever materials they chose to combine to build a unique product. Certainly isn't your square peg in a square hole design. That explains the odd appearances ? I guess when you do a pub crawl, over beers, billiards & darts, cyclists can discuss the finer points of the design ? Or maybe that's too much technology to discuss in a bar ? Pretty pricey too.
It is a cyclocross bike. I have no idea what you're rambling on about, but cyclocross bikes use 700c wheels.
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It is a cyclocross bike. I have no idea what you're rambling on about, but cyclocross bikes use 700c wheels.
Right, but the thread is in SS/FG and this forum is generally track bikes with skinny tires, there is a cyclocross forum which use the 700c, but fatter tires ? I didn't read that, I figured this would've been moved if it was about a cyclocross bike.

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Dude, it is a single speed cyclo-cross bike. Why can't it go here? Do all the track bikes have to go in the track forum?
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Dude, it is a single speed cyclo-cross bike. Why can't it go here? Do all the track bikes have to go in the track forum?
I can't believe how we need to explain this lol
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Square peg in a square hole, a cyclcocross bike is a cyclocross bike, regardless of how many gears it has. Using that logic to classify and categorize this based upon the fact that it uses a single speed gear, if it had bmx grips or a bmx freewheel on it, it should also be acceptable to find it in the bmx section ?
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