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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 01-16-05, 10:17 AM   #1
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here it is... my first fixed

well apart from the finishing touches, like somebar tape and a front brake, she is ready. and i'm pretty convinced i need a front brake, running around without one was cool but for practicality on the road there is no other option for me


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Old 01-16-05, 10:20 AM   #2
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Nice looking bike, congrats.
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Old 01-16-05, 01:04 PM   #3
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Congrats, looks real nice!
Gonna ride it in CM this month?
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Old 01-16-05, 03:28 PM   #4
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I like it.
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Old 01-16-05, 07:16 PM   #6
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very cool!
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Old 01-16-05, 07:35 PM   #7
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beautiful.
I still dont understand the shape of the chainstays. they look straight
from some angles but bent from others?

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Old 01-16-05, 08:33 PM   #8
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bloody hell - put some plugs in those bars before you give some stranger a stomach op they didnt ask for.

otherwise, tres bien!

Look pedals? on the street?

Who made the frame?
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Nice bike but DO NOT DRILL THAT FORK!!!

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CEYA!
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Old 01-16-05, 09:33 PM   #10
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beautiful.
I still dont understand the shape of the chainstays. they look straight
from some angles but bent from others?
yeah, how weird is that, it looks like it rides in circles
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bloody hell - put some plugs in those bars before you give some stranger a stomach op they didnt ask for.
Perhaps this will happen when he installs the bar tape, as mentioned above.
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ahh you guys have put a big smile on my face on an otherwise rubbish monday morning.
techone, all going well i'll be at cm

yes the chain stays are bent (intentionally), a bit like s bend chainstays but less drastic.

ceya, the fork is safe, i'm gonna get a no frills straight blade cro mo fork from bike fix to sort out the braking duties. just one thought- on the pace suspension forkd they had removable clamped v brake mounts, i might see if i can design one for track forks to run some canti's on

the frame was made by the raleigh special products dept, the main decals on it said DYNA-TECH and it is made from bonded reynolds 736 (i think that's the right number) tubing.

oh and i cant belive how strange my legs feel now, how do you guys manage to walk ever?

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oh and i cant belive how strange my legs feel now, how do you guys manage to walk ever? salmon


You will soon learn to LOVE that feeling! Oh and that's a B-utiful bike. There's something about the stark,simplicity of a fixie that just gets me where I like to be gotton.
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ahh you guys have put a big smile on my face on an otherwise rubbish monday morning.
techone, all going well i'll be at cm

yes the chain stays are bent (intentionally), a bit like s bend chainstays but less drastic.

ceya, the fork is safe, i'm gonna get a no frills straight blade cro mo fork from bike fix to sort out the braking duties. just one thought- on the pace suspension forkd they had removable clamped v brake mounts, i might see if i can design one for track forks to run some canti's on

the frame was made by the raleigh special products dept, the main decals on it said DYNA-TECH and it is made from bonded reynolds 736 (i think that's the right number) tubing.

oh and i cant belive how strange my legs feel now, how do you guys manage to walk ever?

salmon
You might be able to get a brake for that fork.

Nice head badge...
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What's growing in those pots in the background? LOL
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What's growing in those pots in the background? LOL

one is meant to be a bay tree, but intermitant watering and abuse from the wind have left it a bit sad...
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Old 02-08-05, 10:38 AM   #17
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so new fork installed and it's not too bad. front has gotten a bit more twitchy but still a nice ride.

these pics are the last before the brake goes on..... oh and yes, i am trying to steal wk's crown as king of the crazy saddles- i have to put sunglasses on before i approach it...



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Old 02-08-05, 10:42 AM   #18
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holy carp! is that pink?!?!
I just landed a blue one - i love da turbos
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Old 02-08-05, 10:51 AM   #19
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holy carp! is that pink?!?!
I just landed a blue one - i love da turbos
hot pink all the way. all need now is the maching jersy- just have to look out for some hot 90s fluro garb.

congrats on the modship if that's what the blue star means- although i wouldn't be suprised if my eyes were deceiving me after looking at my saddle...

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looking good. i spotted a very 80s or early 90s bmx top tube protector in my LBS, that was white with a hot pink and blue design for $1. i can pick it up for you, if you'd be interested in having something to match the seat.
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Old 02-08-05, 12:17 PM   #21
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Damn that looks really good.
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