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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 08-24-12, 06:13 AM   #1
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She's all done!

Cheers for the help chaps. It actually wasn't that hard to put it together, the French BB didn't seem to make a difference. The parts all arrived over the last week or so and I finished it a couple of days ago. I've ridden it around town and fixed gear definitely takes more concentration but it is a lot of fun. Yesterday I flipped the rear wheel and put a brake on to see if I prefer SS. It's a close call so far.


I have had a lot of looks and compliments, the only downside is that I daren't leave it anywhere, even though I have a (somewhat flimsy) combination chain lock. It's awesome though, even better than I thought it would be. It's definitely addictive too, I'm already talking about making a town bike for my gal.









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Saul good.
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It sure is a good thing you did so much fussing over a bike that doesn't fit you.
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Yep, that saul folks!
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I srsly doubt it. I small a shat storm brewing.
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I srsly doubt it. I small a shat storm brewing.
Really?!


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...you rode it without brakes or foot retention? How did you not die?
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...you rode it without brakes or foot retention? How did you not die?


I didn't hammer it. I just rode around my town which is slow moving traffic mostly and pretty flat.

But I want to ride a lot so hence adding a brake yesterday. It doesn't take away too much from the look and I have the choice of SS or FG.
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video or it never happened.
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Please post in the The New New Post Your SS/FG Photos (2011/2012) thread.
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