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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 08-31-12, 04:08 PM   #1
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hey all i'm a newbie. I have been into mountain biking for a while, but just recently got into road bikes. i love the simplicity of the fixed gear and single speed bikes. i'm not ready to go straight to fixed gear, so i thought i would try a single speed bike. i started looking for a bike. local craigslist didn't have what i wanted, at least for the right price, so I went to the scrap yard. there in the the back of a old truck with a tree growing through it was my soon to be new bike. it is a 1976 raleigh grand prix. it was in rough shape, but all the parts were there. they sold it to me for scrap weight, which was 9.50 so i couldnt pass it up. here she is complete. sorry i didn't get one of it when i got it. next bike i will do that.

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Old 08-31-12, 04:15 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard,
look like a good deal
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Old 08-31-12, 04:46 PM   #3
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I found mine in the garbage too.

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Old 08-31-12, 05:11 PM   #4
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nice bike. I don't understand why people would trow away treasure like this, but i'll take it for free anyday.
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