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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 01-22-05, 07:41 PM   #1
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I finished my bike

A c.1970 Magneet Type Sprint. I don't know if cross-posting is frowned upon, but details can be forund here:
http://forums.bicycling.com/thread.j...10807&tstart=0

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Old 01-23-05, 03:23 AM   #2
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in that other forum it said you were from houston. Thats cool, thats where im from. I am also wondering if i know you because i am salmost sure thtat between my roomies and i we know everybody in houston that rides fixed.
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Old 01-23-05, 03:51 AM   #3
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heres the pic. nice job

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Old 01-23-05, 09:57 AM   #4
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Looks really great... I love the Magneet logo. The bike looks pretty darn classy with the tan sidewalls, cream-ish frame and classic components.

Only things I would change would be the bar tape and handlebar rotation. On such a classic rig, it seems odd to have mid-90's inspired yellow/grey/black splash bar tape. Maybe a nice yellow cotton tape with enough shellac to make it a deep amber? Maybe leather bar wrap? Maybe just solid black or solid white cork tape? I'd want the subtle details of the frame to be what I first notice, not so much the bar tape. Also, and this is a personal opinion purely in terms of aesthetics, but I'm a big fan of having the bottom flats of road bars be at the same angle as the stem (which, in this case, appears to be parallel to the ground). Just seems to help the eye flow over the lines of the bike better.

Hope you get many enjoyable miles out of her.
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Nice. Great bar tape. "official cartographer of loki land"? Are you in mapping?
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Steel rims? If so, is there a special brake pad compound you use that'll actually slow the bike? (mine don't).
Good-looking bike except for the sad bar tape.
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in that other forum it said you were from houston. Thats cool, thats where im from. I am also wondering if i know you because i am salmost sure thtat between my roomies and i we know everybody in houston that rides fixed.
You probably don't know me. This is my first fixed.
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Nice. Great bar tape. "official cartographer of loki land"? Are you in mapping?

No mapping. That was just a joke a while back, but I like the sound of it.
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well thats cool, welcome to the club it will change your life if you let it. By all means you should let it.
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Steel rims? If so, is there a special brake pad compound you use that'll actually slow the bike? (mine don't).
Good-looking bike except for the sad bar tape.
So that's two neg, one positive on the bar tape. I only used that because it was the cheapest I found. I think natural beige cork should look good. I'll look to see if I can find it cheap somewhere.
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