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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 11-17-12, 01:26 AM   #1
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Just finished my first SS build

Bridgestone 400 frame, wheels from a Trek District, Shimano dual pivot calipers, Cane Creek brake levers, and a custom recovered Specialized saddle. I built it to match my 1963 VW Beetle. Looking forward to putting some miles on it.

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Old 11-17-12, 01:53 AM   #2
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That's a good looking piece of bicycle. Why did you have Trek District wheels laying around though?
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Old 11-17-12, 06:25 AM   #3
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That's a good looking piece of bicycle. Why did you have Trek District wheels laying around though?
They probably weren't laying around. They were probably stuck to the ceiling. Trek districts are known to explode, spraying their parts everywhere.

We should call this the Post your Singlespeed Thread. Everyone can post pics of their bikes.
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Old 11-17-12, 06:41 AM   #4
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I like it! Very classic looking. Here's my piece of work:



Built it up for my bro but it still has been in my house since he moved out. Needs new pedals though.
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Car guys (especially the 'tuner' crowd) seem to like to build up a ss/fg to match their cars I've noticed. I like to imagine them all meeting in an industrial area of town @2am, and playing footdown with all the cars surrounding them in a circle.

Nice job on your first build btw
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We should call this the Post your Singlespeed Thread. Everyone can post pics of their bikes.
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There's a thread for that.
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