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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 02-11-05, 06:36 PM   #1
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My new canvas...

Here she is! The UPS man brought her today.

A 1999 GT Backwoods frame. Picked it up off ebay for $20.50
"100% American Made of 7000 grade Aluminium, Custom Butted" the sticker says.
The downtube diameter is massive and I love the Triple Triangle. It'll slowly turn in to a singlespeed after my "other" bike is finished.

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Nice! Does the non-drive side also have a replaceable dropout? You could get some horizontal or track ends milled for ya.
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Old 02-11-05, 07:09 PM   #3
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$20? Sh-ite, that's a good deal.

I'm hoping for 26" slicks with a Pace carbon fork and some road drops, a la:


That one tugs at my heartstrings.
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Old 02-11-05, 07:13 PM   #4
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i've always been fond of this FGG'er:

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That looks like a 700c-wheeled bike with a tiny compact frame.

But, mucho seatpost *does* look good.
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Old 02-11-05, 08:08 PM   #6
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Nice! Does the non-drive side also have a replaceable dropout? You could get some horizontal or track ends milled for ya.

Unfortunately, no.
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$20? Sh-ite, that's a good deal.

I'm hoping for 26" slicks with a Pace carbon fork and some road drops, a la:


That one tugs at my heartstrings.

Ooo, I'm diggin the design of those forks. Dunno if i could afford the CF price tag though.
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