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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 01-01-05, 12:23 AM   #1
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One of my usual ways to waste time online is to surf the fixed gear gallery. In my surfing I've run across a few really nice, no expense spared, fixies. These fixies seem to have all the best parts that I one day hope to afford. Here is one of my top picks for no expense spared fixie:

http://fixedgeargallery.com/2004/f/forsman.htm

What would be your top pick be? (I'm not looking for prettiest, or most practical, etc, I'm looking for fixies that look like the owner spared no expense when they built them up.)
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Old 01-01-05, 12:52 AM   #2
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Well, you wouldn't find it on FGG, but my vote would be for a Pinarello Montello with Nimble wheels, tubular tires, and Vision Tech bullhorns. Oh, and it would be painted matte black for indie effect.
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Mine would be a custom Vanilla....with chrome lugs. HHmmmm....chrome lugs.
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Old 01-01-05, 11:18 AM   #4
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I too would go for the Pinarello, however, it would be the Prince pista!
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Mine would be a custom Vanilla....with chrome lugs. HHmmmm....chrome lugs.
Pornography isn't allowed in the forum.
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It is, as long as it's bikeporn....
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Old 01-01-05, 02:42 PM   #7
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acutally its not allowed, i posted bike porn once and i got in trouble!
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nagasawa frame
suzue pro max-CF hubs
sugino grand mighty cranks
hatta bb
hatta headset
nitto stem, drops and seatpost
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For straight up track, Keirin-style:
Erin Nicole's (luggedwithlove) Georama.
it is on the oldskooltrack.com board under PIX.
well done
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indy fab crown jewel ti track frame
colnago carbon flash fork
campy bb
campy record pista cranks
MKS RX-1 pedals
pmp headset
deda bars and stem
USE alien carbon seatpost
selle italia SLR saddle
paul's hubs to DT swiss rims with sapim CX-Rays, for street
zipps, disc rear, 404 front, for track
conti gatorskins for street
tufos for track
EAI cog

all black, except for the cranks.
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Old 01-01-05, 03:49 PM   #11
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Obviously you don't know what bikeporn is, as it is plastered all over this forum. Why do you think I tune in?


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as for one that actually exists....

my friend's carter
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that stem could kick my ass in a knife fight. thanks for sharing
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actually, if it was a true no expense spared track bike (for track use only), i'd hook up one of those BT CF frames with campy record pista and the ghibli wheelsset, all white.

sorta like this, except all white.

if we're talkin' ultimate street track, then the IF as i outlined above.
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track to the mack:
jonny cycles frame (black or white)
phil hubs/mavic cxp33 rims
dura ace crankset, bb, headset, seatpost
nitto jaguar stem (steel), deep drop bars (b127, steel)
selle san marco really really expensive saddle
eai cog and lockring
izumi njs chain
speedplay zero track pedals
vredestein fortezza tires
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i like this new addition
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/g/denny10.htm
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That BT is sick. Totally and completely sick.
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Obviously you don't know what bikeporn is, as it is plastered all over this forum. Why do you think I tune in?
i was being silly . . . . . bike pron is when you video tape 2 bikes laying on top of each other. duhhhhhhh
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spare no expense:

pay roger enough money to make true fixie bullseyes.
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that cinelli is a crime...bikes are meant to be ridden, not to be preserved in pristine condition...unless of course the two can occur simultaneously
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Last July I placed an order w/ Sacha at Vanilla for a complete fixed gear bike. I also gave him an unlimited budget. The bike will be ready in the second half of this month. It fits the description of a "spare no expenses bike", including some stuff that's never been seen before. Will post pics when arrives.

Btw, newb here and need to extend a "thank you" to a lot of you. I lurked for a year+ and borrowed a lot of helpful info from everyone's posts to help put the bike together.
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please post a pic when she is done. I need a new desktop.
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Last July I placed an order w/ Sacha at Vanilla for a complete fixed gear bike. I also gave him an unlimited budget. The bike will be ready in the second half of this month. It fits the description of a "spare no expenses bike", including some stuff that's never been seen before. Will post pics when arrives.
I'm already salivating.
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I'll throw ya a bone: As far as I know, it'll have the world's first carbon seatpost WITH handcarved/polished lugs. Sacha is taking a normal stainless seatpost, cutting off the lower 1/2, then carving the upper half to look like a frame lug w/ long tips coming down. He will then take carbon tubing and insert it up into the carved out post making the "tube" portion of the seatpost. The two halves will be bonded just like a regular carbon seatpost's head is bonded to the tubing.
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And with that, we officially hate you out of jealousy. I'm joking....no, really we do.
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