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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 01-17-05, 10:41 AM   #1
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thought you might like to see...

thanks for looking.

...after months and months of saving, sourcing and finding parts, i just built this up. it's my daily rider here in amsterdam. shouts to infinity express messengers in amsterdam, and wrenchscience in berkeley, california.
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Old 01-17-05, 10:47 AM   #2
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pretty hot. be careful locking up.
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Old 01-17-05, 10:49 AM   #3
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that frame is pristine. where'd you find it?

and what's going on in the first picture?

great bike; thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-17-05, 10:49 AM   #4
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Very, very, nice.. How's that seat? That bike is beautiful!
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Old 01-17-05, 10:51 AM   #5
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...'nother shot...
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Old 01-17-05, 10:53 AM   #6
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absolutely beautiful. don't ever let it out of your sight....
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Old 01-17-05, 10:55 AM   #7
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thanks.

the first pic i shot at central station, in amsterdam. it's NOT a photoshop job --it's my bike on top of the rear-racks of some of the THOUSANDS of bikes parked there on a daily basis!
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Old 01-17-05, 10:57 AM   #8
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wow! do you ride it on the street w/o brakes? I know it can be done, but I certainly not there yet.
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Old 01-17-05, 10:58 AM   #9
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From what i have heard about bikes in amsterdam, i would be very afraid to leave it anywhere out of my sight! Its a beauty!
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that's gorgeous -- one of the most beautiful I've seen posted here.

there was a thread a couple months ago that makes me think you'll never be able to lock that bike up outside. hm, verb tense.

is this your daily ride or track only? [edit] nevermind [/edit]

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Old 01-17-05, 11:10 AM   #11
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the irony of things is that in the 6 years i've lived here, i've probably had 20-30 bikes jacked in amsterdam --all absolute hoopties bought for like $5-10 a piece. there's probably only 10 to 15 fixed gears in a city of over 1 million bikes and i think the average junkie would get a maximum of 5 feet before getting thrown over the bars, leaving the bike on the side of the road and simpering off to score more dope...
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Old 01-17-05, 11:22 AM   #12
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yeah, but now that you've posted it here, i'm sure someone is buying a plane ticket to amsterdam to steal it.
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Old 01-17-05, 11:30 AM   #13
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yeah, but now that you've posted it here, i'm sure someone is buying a plane ticket to amsterdam to steal it.

thats right, easy jet here i come...
that is one amazing looking bike. also cant beleive the paper thin saddle...
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Old 01-17-05, 12:03 PM   #14
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thanks.

the first pic i shot at central station, in amsterdam. it's NOT a photoshop job --it's my bike on top of the rear-racks of some of the THOUSANDS of bikes parked there on a daily basis!
From what I have seen in A'dam... I give that bike about 5 days on the street. oh man, that thing is just too pretty, dont let it out of your apartment!

My friend lives out there on Oude Shanz Rd, not too far from the central Station, he had a few bikes jacked when the person just came and carried them away. Unfortunatly, bike parking is limited (due to thousands of bikes all over the place).

Anyway, Amsterdam is beautiful, but I wouldnt ride anything out there that cost more than 10 Euro's bought from a junkie.
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Old 01-17-05, 02:03 PM   #15
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word, garrett!! glad to see you finally representing up in here all, let me tell you that i've seen that bike in person and it sure is a rare beauty. can you break down the components for us?
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Old 01-17-05, 02:30 PM   #16
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that is some serious weaponry. post the specs already.
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that bike makes me want to cut off my arm and hit myself with it.
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thanks.

the first pic i shot at central station, in amsterdam. it's NOT a photoshop job --it's my bike on top of the rear-racks of some of the THOUSANDS of bikes parked there on a daily basis!
That sure looks like a photoshop job. Funny for you to point out that it isn't, without anyone even asking.

How'd you get your bike to hover there? And how'd you light up just your bike to make it so much brighter than the others? Looks like it was dropped out of a white background, like the other pics, and pasted atop that pile.

Maybe its just me.

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man, that thing is so hot it hurts to look at it.
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maybe it's a big conspiracy, and he doesn't want anyone to know that it's photoshopped!

in fact, maybe the whole bike is photoshopped!

that'd be a brilliant waste of time. paranoid weirdo.
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Old 01-18-05, 02:49 PM   #22
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maybe it's a big conspiracy, and he doesn't want anyone to know that it's photoshopped!

in fact, maybe the whole bike is photoshopped!

that'd be a brilliant waste of time. paranoid weirdo.

ink1373 = awesome. I was going to post reponding to this strange dude's claim, but I couldn't word it without sounding super aggro. Too much for the morning, you know.
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that saddle looks like some sort of wierd cookie
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that saddle looks like some sort of wierd cookie
damn expensive cookie....
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i kind of wonder if my (aspide) saddle would look carbony and cool llike that if i ripped the cover and padding off. the shell is CF...shouldn't it be similar underneath?
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