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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 03-03-14, 08:05 PM   #2701
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Old 03-03-14, 08:18 PM   #2702
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It's crazy to think that a year ago I hadn't ridden a bike since college and was nervous about starting out with a BD bike...now I have nearly 6,000 miles under my belt and 5 bikes in the garage.
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Old 03-03-14, 08:24 PM   #2703
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Kilo WT first ride



As you can see no snow, I have the handlebar as far as it would go, probably need to push the saddle up may be an inch. It fitted very well. I set it up singlespeed, fixed gear can wait.

I put the as supplied pedals on to get going, big mistake. The right one semi seized on me after a few miles. I knew I should have junked them. the only thing I can think of is that backed away when I back pedalled and did not tighten up.

I have chain tugs coming, not really needed.

Water Bottle cage to put on.

Phone strap to put on.

Saddle yet to decide. Brooks seems the obvious.

Pedals I have but realistically I want walking friendly type that I do not currently have.
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Old 03-03-14, 08:45 PM   #2704
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I got something in the works.
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Old 03-04-14, 09:33 AM   #2705
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I've always loved the look of Cannondales. Awesome looking bike.
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Old 03-04-14, 09:43 AM   #2706
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My new Cannondale, mostly done. Trying out these bars and stem I had in the shop. Pretty sure the 8cm stem is too short, hence the lack of tape.
wow I just got into your pedal room very randomly
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Old 03-04-14, 01:32 PM   #2707
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Just finished putting together my kilo tt stripper for commuting. Suggestions welcome!

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Old 03-04-14, 08:46 PM   #2708
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Old 03-05-14, 02:01 PM   #2709
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Just finished putting together my kilo tt stripper for commuting. Suggestions welcome!

nice but I am just curious what is that stick in your frame?
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Old 03-05-14, 02:06 PM   #2710
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nice but I am just curious what is that stick in your frame?
Frame pump.
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Old 03-05-14, 02:21 PM   #2711
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After over 40 years of freewheeling, I decided to try a fixed. Enter the Fyxation Eastside. Nothing too expensive. Just good enough to tell me if this is the direction I want to head.

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nice but I am just curious what is that stick in your frame?
It's a pump that fits under the top tube. It's saved me a few times already, but after switching to using Gatorskin (front) + Rubino (rear) I have yet to use it.
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Cream is a good bike color.
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mind the bars...im in between tape right now.
gearing is ok at 47/16 but laguna beach hills are kind of a bear
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Old 03-06-14, 12:02 AM   #2716
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love those araya rims
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Old 03-06-14, 05:34 AM   #2717
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Old 03-06-14, 05:43 AM   #2718
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Sweet vigo man! very nice
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Old 03-06-14, 07:34 AM   #2719
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Nice collection, esp. the Bob. Wowza.
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I agree, I don't know how much I would like a just plain white bike.
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Old 03-06-14, 02:48 PM   #2722
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After over 40 years of freewheeling, I decided to try a fixed. Enter the Fyxation Eastside. Nothing too expensive. Just good enough to tell me if this is the direction I want to head.

Good first choice. Now lower your saddle and pull it back a touch. Actually, maybe a foot.
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Replaced the OEM Bianchi saddle that was totally torn up with my Tioga Spyder, which is a butt torture rack. Also, geared down to 46 x 17 for street use.

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Old 03-06-14, 05:17 PM   #2724
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Nice collection, esp. the Bob. Wowza.
thanks man, i really dig your supercorsa and your c'dale track.
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Old 03-07-14, 10:00 AM   #2725
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Good first choice. Now lower your saddle and pull it back a touch. Actually, maybe a foot.
Yeah. I haven't played with the fit yet. It's still hovering around 0 degrees Fahrenheit in the morning, and I'm not exactly anxious to expose a brand new bike to all of the road salt. It may be a few weeks before it goes on the road.

The seat post height was solely determined by me getting my leg almost fully extended at the end of the pedal stroke. Just a quick starting point. Moving the seat back and forth may change that a bit, but I don't expect it to change too much. I'm only 5' 10" tall but have wicked long legs (34" inseam) and a short upper body. It makes it hard to find a bike that fits me perfectly. I opted for the 55cm frame, as my arms might not have been long enough for the 58cm frame and bullhorns. Hopefully, when all is said and done, I won't end up with a giant stack of headset spacers.

Rear breaks are soon to go also. I don't see myself ever running single speed on the Fyxation. I already have plenty of bikes with freewheels.
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