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Old 11-04-13, 11:13 PM   #26
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From last winter. Nashbar Nekkid frame and a bunch parts bin components. Need to build it back up.

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Old 11-05-13, 10:12 AM   #27
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this was mine, until i sold it


we never really got winter last year so i rarely rode it
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Old 11-05-13, 12:12 PM   #28
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My 79 Panasonic track bike. It's a year rounder here in St Lou but we don't get much snow. I now have brakes on it (trying to save my knees).
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Is that a 61cm?
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Yah, that's the size I'd need... found a really nice used 61cm and it was a bit too big. (PM me if you're looking for one in the Twin Cities! I hated not to be able to get it; seller was a stand-up guy, price was right and the bike was in perfect shape.)

So, until I find one, I'm putting some winter tires on the steamroller.
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Old 12-18-13, 12:50 PM   #33
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Still working very nicely now that we have actual snow.

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80s Giant-built Schwinn World, All Terrainosaurus pictured but running Nokian Hakkapeliittas now because snow & ice, Lasco cranks with Shimano 39t chainring, 16t cog, MKS sylvans, sweet Nitto risers. Good enough for my short commute all winter long here in snowy New England
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Old 12-19-13, 03:47 PM   #35
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I went out for groceries and most importantly Beer


I rode along the river and decided to take a couple of photos with the fenders on


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I know this is a FGFS bike but it's a beast in the snow. I don't run a front brake because I never really ride to fast on this bike. 2.10 knobby tires have worked great this winter so far.
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27x1-3/8" Kenda knobbies on there, this thing can't really handle the Montana winter, it wont power through a foot of fresh snow every week. I'm going to sell my car for a SS 29er.
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Old 12-22-13, 04:40 PM   #38
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27x1-3/8" Kenda knobbies on there, this thing can't really handle the Montana winter, it wont power through a foot of fresh snow every week. I'm going to sell my car for a SS 29er.
At least it look's nice.
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Old 12-22-13, 10:14 PM   #39
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Inaugural ride today, 50 miles / 3100 feet in the freezing rain.






I ended up on this nasty hill by mistake and allllmost made it up in 42x16, but the last kicker is >20% and I couldn't quite do it.
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Old 12-24-13, 02:00 PM   #41
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Here's a little blog post on the first SS ride.
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Old 01-03-14, 05:11 PM   #42
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Here's my daily fix(ie). All dressed up for winter with the big Odyssey Triple Trap pedals, Planet Bike fenders and Kenda Knobbies. I bought it as a closeout in about '98 and soon abandoned it for lighter faster better. I did the FG build from my parts bin. The cranks are Suginos from a Fuji. I just wanted to try out a fixie. Now I'm hooked. The only parts I purchased were the seat, cog, HB bag, and the brake lever. I'm still digging around for a DiaCompe center pull caliper for the front. The side pull is weak. The gearing is 46x18 which is just under 70 gear inches. The flipped bars are really comfortable and work well with winter gloves. The whole bike is comfortable with boots and a heavy coat for us street clothes riders.


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Old 01-04-14, 02:23 AM   #43
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Same as the summer bike but because we've not gotten any snow and I moved about 10KM closer to actual Mountain Bike trails the Blur gets ridden more and the Earl just sits next to my computer
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Try putting some good brake pads on those side pulls.
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They need some, but they stop and I've been in cheap mode for the last few months. What I find really strange though is the backwards and opposite side uneven wear. Front NDS and rear completely but more on DS the brakes are weird.
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Try putting some good brake pads on those side pulls.
Had KoolStop MTB pads on. No substantial difference. These X Large super soft rubber pads I have on are vintage Brand unknown and work OK. I had other side pulls that were better but interfered with the fender. Center pulls rock IMHO.
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Bum bars
Yeah, yeah. I've heard them called that and worse but they are a blast from my own past. The kids in my neighborhood and some of the grownups had these. I kept the steel patina, too. Also resurrected the cheese grips. What about a bar mounted cup holder? That would yuppie it up, huh?

Once you get past the epithets, they are real easy on the shoulders, the bars of choice for bike dancers. and the reverse brake lever works well there.

I think fixies, beaters, city bikes, daily riders, etc open a cultural door to some styling irreverence. It's kid fun again. Helps us get the seatposts out of our asses.

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My trusty steed, Moser Track with a Cetma Half Rack
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Here's my full time neighborhood-bike/cruiser - It's an SS29'er.

Those are 2.0" Big Apples on it (may go to 2.35s" later), and that's the 21" frame because I'm 6'3". I'm sure it baffles some of my neighbors, but at 71 I still love riding.

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