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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 02-25-13, 09:45 PM   #401
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you forgot to drink an extra glass of HTFU?
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Old 02-26-13, 02:51 PM   #402
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bent front fork?
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Old 02-26-13, 06:27 PM   #403
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Nothing to with my hardness and nothing to do with the fork.

As I was walking my bike home, I thought, "Hey, I just took a picture of this bike this morning, I wonder if I would have known about this if I had looked at the picture..."

Walking my bike home.

Got home, looked at the picture. Yes.
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Nothing to with my hardness and nothing to do with the fork.

As I was walking my bike home, I thought, "Hey, I just took a picture of this bike this morning, I wonder if I would have known about this if I had looked at the picture..."

Walking my bike home.

Got home, looked at the picture. Yes.
FUBAR'd chainring?
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Old 02-26-13, 06:51 PM   #405
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Still a WIP (steerer, cable clips, pedals, bars/levers, cog/lockring...), but today I finally built up the steamroller frame that's been hanging in my garage for almost a year now. Light wheels (craigslist NOS QBP surly hubs to open sports) on a single speed are an amazing thing, should have thought of this sooner.

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Old 02-26-13, 10:26 PM   #406
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Took this pic in the morning. Didn't make it home. What happened?

Are you missing a chainring bolt?
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Old 02-27-13, 12:47 AM   #407
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thats what i said!
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Old 02-27-13, 08:14 AM   #408
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this game is hard.
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Old 02-27-13, 08:31 AM   #409
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this game is stupid.
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Old 02-27-13, 10:24 AM   #410
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thats what i said!
3 out of 4 ain't bad.
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Old 02-27-13, 11:24 AM   #411
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FUBAR'd chainring?
That's right. Motoring up a hill in the deep slush and ice and snow. Snap.

EDIT - I missed that someone had already mentioned this. Phone browsing will do that.

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my ron kit frame came today... i know my chain tension is ********, i threw this together real fast cause my friend had stuff to do and we were drinking 40s and he was picking up his pedals i ordered him. spent a while adjusting my dumbass rear wheel only to realize it was like that, went to his house a couple blocks away and when i got home i fixed it. ordering a fixed wheelset/bartape/clips/straps next week, yay
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Old 02-28-13, 08:26 PM   #413
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yeah it's wrong.
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Old 02-28-13, 08:43 PM   #414
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my ron kit frame came today... i know my chain tension is ********, i threw this together real fast cause my friend had stuff to do and we were drinking 40s and he was picking up his pedals i ordered him. spent a while adjusting my dumbass rear wheel only to realize it was like that, went to his house a couple blocks away and when i got home i fixed it. ordering a fixed wheelset/bartape/clips/straps next week, yay
Adjusting chain tension is pretty hard.
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for some reason with my fat-ass tires/dumbass coaster brake getting my wheel centered is hard. and he had **** to do, so i was trying to not take long. i already fixed it, yeah haha

plus i had just drank a 40 of mickeys and was probably paying more attention to tire clearance between the stays at the time, oooops.
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Adjusting chain tension is pretty hard.
Often times I have the tension set right where I want it, and then when I tighten down my wheel, it pulls the wheel off-center, and/or causes my chain to become tighter. At least it does in my head.
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Going back and forth tightening each side little by little instead of cranking down one side, then the other will eliminate that problem.
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Going back and forth tightening each side little by little instead of cranking down one side, then the other will eliminate that problem.
Thanks for the tip
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Old 03-02-13, 09:06 PM   #419
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Real nice looking, does that amount of drop from saddle to bars bother your back though? Seems like it would be uncomfortable for long rides.
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want.

how does it feel to have successfully completed your frame journey?
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Old 03-04-13, 07:28 AM   #425
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