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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 01-03-13, 10:30 PM   #51
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Why the change? How do you like the new wheels?
the hed 3's were making me paranoid. i hit a few bad potholes and decided i needed to sell them before i destroyed them. not a good choice for an everyday bike. plus i made a $400 profit in the trade.

new wheels are great. the rims act like a sort of speaker though, sounds completely different than the heds. these wheels are lighter and noticeably stiffer especially when i'm out of the saddle.
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Old 01-04-13, 03:12 AM   #52
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Old 01-04-13, 05:23 AM   #53
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Finally tried out the Midge On-One I had laying around.. for those who liek their dorps dirty



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Old 01-04-13, 08:34 AM   #54
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My only bike currently. Liking it a lot.

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Old 01-04-13, 12:33 PM   #55
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The pink ones?
Hey, they were totally red! ish.

And probably not. I'd be buying some new ones.
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Old 01-04-13, 12:46 PM   #56
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Sweet looking bike. Looks like one for a big guy like me (6'7"). What size is it?

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Old 01-04-13, 12:49 PM   #57
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Sweet looking bike. Looks like one for a big guy like me (6'7"). What size is it?
58cm TT
61cm ST

its the headtoob that makes it look so huge, as its only XL, not XXL or XXXL

rides so good, kinda want same thing with gears too
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Old 01-04-13, 02:24 PM   #58
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I just realized that bike has a RAD rainbow flake finish.
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Old 01-04-13, 03:15 PM   #59
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well, new photo at my working site

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Old 01-04-13, 04:45 PM   #60
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Better pictures with the new wheels.

Edit: Goddamit the first picture is out of focus
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Old 01-04-13, 04:47 PM   #61
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Old 01-04-13, 05:04 PM   #62
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Better pictures with the new wheels.

Edit: Goddamit the first picture is out of focus
Looks good, I remember an old thread where someone was going to make one of those caps that said "Scrod's behind you...and he's naked." I might actually get that made.

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Old 01-04-13, 09:09 PM   #63
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its actually called "BLACK RAINBOW"



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Old 01-04-13, 09:11 PM   #64
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Old 01-04-13, 11:26 PM   #65
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Finally got to put my bike together this morning. It's in a raw, incomplete stage, but nearly done.

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Old 01-05-13, 07:49 AM   #66
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My Bianchi that I converted a few years ago. I bought the bike on ebay and rode it stock for a while and then converted to SS. I just swapped out the bars and haven't wrapped them yet.
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My steamroller. been building it for a few years, rides like butter thanks to a phil wood front hub. not the lightest of fixed gears but i can take it on trails and be just fine. absolutely love it and will be riding Surlys forever.
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Old 01-05-13, 02:14 PM   #68
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Please be kind. FSA bars, stem. Ritchey grips, Shimano calipers, salsa chainring, White Industries freewheel, etc. Its my first commuter to go to work. Didnt want to spend big bucks. I think its a good start.


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Old 01-05-13, 02:58 PM   #69
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Old 01-05-13, 06:36 PM   #71
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This is beautiful! I've always loved full-on chrome bikes!

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Old 01-05-13, 11:28 PM   #73
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my track bike with dick break (and clip on fendrs):

New favorite bike.
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Old 01-06-13, 02:31 PM   #74
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Old 01-06-13, 02:37 PM   #75
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