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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 01-03-05, 02:47 AM   #1
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15 points for the right answer

15 points to the person that guesses what I'm doing to my fixie.
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Old 01-03-05, 03:03 AM   #2
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making a stash pocket?
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Old 01-03-05, 03:10 AM   #3
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my only guess would be getting rid of a kickstand plate.

or just taking out a little anger.

oh! or getting rid of those ugly hook shaped cable guides that some 80s frames have on the top of the BB shell.
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Old 01-03-05, 03:24 AM   #4
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getting rid of those ugly hook shaped cable guides that some 80s frames have on the top of the BB shell.
That's my guess as well.
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Old 01-03-05, 03:57 AM   #5
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Yeah its gotta be those ugly little things. They are on the top and bottom of the bb on my friends colnago that she turned fixie. They ruin the look of the bike
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Using a little grinder violence to pop a Shimano crank on Campy BB?
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Old 01-03-05, 05:38 AM   #7
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adding a gun mount?
and what tires you running there Woody?

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Old 01-03-05, 05:46 AM   #8
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oh! or getting rid of those ugly hook shaped cable guides that some 80s frames have on the top of the BB shell
One more for that guess.
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Old 01-03-05, 06:12 AM   #9
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My guess is also the cable guide. Old school frames had the long curvy guide on top of the BB shell to send the cabe back to the driveside chainstay to the rear der.
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YIKES! dude I use a dremel-tool with a carbon cutting disc for that kind of stuff....I'd never trust my fumbling hands with large grinder on a bicycle frame....

oh and my guess is your cutting into the face plate of the BB? (as stated before)...?
Possibly because you ruined it by using some other over-kill tool to adjust/remove/install said BB in question?








(I've did something similar once....)

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Old 01-03-05, 08:14 AM   #11
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15 points to the person that guesses what I'm doing to my fixie.

It seems that you are cutting into the BB-shell.

I suppose that you are attempting to shorten your bottom-bracket shell slightly for the purpose of getting a better chainline?
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Old 01-03-05, 09:36 AM   #12
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it looks as though you have installed your flame thrower on backwards!
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Old 01-03-05, 09:38 AM   #13
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What are you doing? Upsetting your poor mum by not using appropriate eye protection.
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Old 01-03-05, 09:58 AM   #14
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...and what tires you running there Woody?
one more for this......er, wait....how do we play this game again?
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Trying to lose a few more precious grams so you can be the answer to this thread:

whos the fastest...
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Getting a haircut of course...damn hippies.
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Old 01-03-05, 10:17 AM   #17
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Grinding off BB lockring grooves so you will never again be bothered to remove the BB???
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Converting from fixed to zen gear?
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From the angle of the grinder, the position of your knee and the length of your hair, I'm guessing you have no clue either and prior to this picture, you and some friends had been drinking in the presence of someone's bike and a big ol' grinder.

Can I take my 15 points over 15 days or do I have to take a lump sum of 15 minutes?
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Old 01-03-05, 10:55 AM   #20
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removing a deraileur braze-on?

(i got nothin)
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Old 01-03-05, 11:12 AM   #21
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15 points to the person that guesses what I'm doing to my fixie.
umm... fixing it?
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Old 01-03-05, 11:18 AM   #22
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Trying to light a fire.
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umm... fixing it?
Brilliant !!
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Chopping the ends off of your bullhorns?
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Eating pie?
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