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    I'm addicted to fixed gear and SS!

    Yep I'm outright addicted. I find my self checking out bike pr0n on fixedgeargallery.com several times a day. I can't stop thinking about the fixie that I'm building. I haven't even bought the track cog and lockring yet! I fantasize about going brakeless (2 brakes for me, especially at my weight) and cant wait until I can ride 42/15 fixed everywhere I go, even up big hills. I dream of catching up to, and passing roadies.

    I'd say "help!" but I don't really want help. I like this addiction. Its sure beats 4x4's, what I used to be in. I could spend enough money just in tires to put together 2 or 3 fixed gear or single speed bikes....

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    You gave up monster truckin' for bikes?!!?!?!

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    Welcome to the Dark Side..... [/insert maniacal laugther here]

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    You're cute!

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    The past two days have I have been zipping around on my fix have secured my fate. I love it, and I don't think that I will ride on the road without one, at least for now.

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    Thats what i have been saying its a sickness, we must all be masochists!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie820
    The past two days have I have been zipping around on my fix have secured my fate. I love it, and I don't think that I will ride on the road without one, at least for now.
    You put the wheels back on?

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    Actually, I broke a spoke on the single speed wheel, and since I don't have a freewheel tool, and the spoke broke on the freewheel side, I had to improvise so I could still ride. I used the Varsity wheel on the black Le Tour frame and really low clearence fork. I have a bike that looks like the Schwinn time-line.

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    Oh, and since it's a Loctite fixed gear, I am doind an experiment. I marked a line where the cog meets the hub, and I am riding it like it was a normal fix. This will tell me if the cog moved at all.

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    He has been assimilated.

    Excellent.

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    It's all part of the plan!

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    Ah yes... I know the feeling. The time I spend off the road, I spend at work thinking about riding or on the internet on this site or on a online store looking at parts I want to buy.... like right now! Ooww what kind of Brooks saddle could I get... oh look at those clips, and those tires! Crap I have no money!

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    Well I wouldn't call it "monster trucks" but I used to have a Toyota Land Cruiser project, on 35" mud tires, and it was alot of fun to work, doing engine swaps, transmissions, new brakes etc. But it was getting to be too expensive, and the work too time consuming.

    What attracts me to FG/SS is the simplicity. Oh, the simplicity!

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    Welcome my child........ now let's all have some cool aid.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie820
    I marked a line where the cog meets the hub, and I am riding it like it was a normal fix. This will tell me if the cog moved at all.
    Trust me, you dont need a line on the cog to let you know if a bum-bike-fixie-set-up has moved.
    The line on your head from the impact will be obvious enough.
    Come downtown to the co-op and get a used lockring cheap.
    Now that you are part of the gang I feel some responsibility regarding your wellfare.

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    No space for a lockring. If you happen to have a fixed gear hub, on the other hand...And, I assume were talking about Cleveland, and it's Ohio City Bike Co-op?

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    On my Trek bum-bike fixie, I had to find the narrowest cog available in order to fit a BB lockring on it. That ended up being a real cheap steel cog that looks like stamped steel instead of forged and milled. It's not a proper track lockring but I think it's better than no lockring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie820
    If you happen to have a fixed gear hub, on the other hand...
    Ahem, didn't I ASK YOU if you needed any bike parts before you left Sunday?

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    Do you have a fixed gear hub?

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    Yup, I think I showed you before. It's similar to the hub on the Varsity wheel, but 28 hole with reverse threads. Schwinn Approved, Made in France. Like this one:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT

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    Never seen it. How much would you like for it?

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    Well, mine is used, but I refabbed the finish (being the fanatical, nitpicky metalsmith that I am). Are you sure you want it as opposed to something sealed? I don't remember, I don't think I have the lockring for it anymore because I think it's on my bike. I could just add it to the tab and get a new custom frame from you one day...

    I'm totally just kidding. Let me dig it out...Ugh, I think the damn thing's at the bottom! Well, it must still be in the basement with my 'get rid of' pile. How's $10 sound, with a cheap meal sometime, you promise to take another bike part besides that, and consider the MS 150 ride?

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    Okay. As long as you want to start riding more...I know, big arm twist. Sounds like a deal. Know a cheap wheel builder?

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    Ok, we totally hi-jacked this. Sorry guys!

    Ryko, welcome to the club! Remember, you know where to find help if you need it! Yay!

    Uh, I know a good wheel-builder. (Reggie's built mine)
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    Sorry bout the hijacking...

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