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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 07-30-14, 04:24 PM   #426
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Old 07-30-14, 04:54 PM   #427
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After buying my bike I only made a few purchaces. The first was a helmet (never wear it).
Next was a pair of LED safety lights (Great purchase)
I bought a reflective vest (Another great purchase)
Urban tires for my daily rider MTB (Better speed/Nice ride)
Rear view Mirror (Best purchase ever for a bike)

Recent purchases are combined for a "just in case" scenario since I ride longer trips now..............

Seat bag (All items below go in bag)
Patch kit
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Old 07-30-14, 06:40 PM   #428
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A wisecracker and some kenda karvs. Woo.
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Old 07-31-14, 01:53 AM   #429
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Ummm..the whole thing? I recently bought an Ascent single speed frame from Performance Bike, a Forte carbon fork, Easton bars/stem, Origin8 headset, Sturmey Archer crank, Purefix wheels, Forte clipless/platform pedals (clipless on one side, platform on the other--I plan on getting some cleats soon), Fi:zik tape, Shimano brake levers, SRAM brakes, Origin8 saddle and tube, Izumi chain, and Serfas Seca tires...I think that covers it. I just need a BB to finish it off but I want to fit one up at the LBS.

Once I get a blowout, I might go with Gatorskins or Thickslick tires.

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Old 08-11-14, 11:32 PM   #430
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Kind of an impulse buy, but I really wanted to know what tensions I was using, especially for my low spoke wheels.
I build a new pair of wheels (not always for myself) about once a year, and true wheels usually 4-6x a year, so it'll be used often enough
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Old 08-12-14, 12:40 AM   #431
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picked up some kenda kriterium endurance tires in 25mm because both of my thick slicks crapped out on me.

Front one isnt round or warped so it will not sit on a rim without a bump. Rear one started seperating from the inside of the tire to where if you inflate it to a rideable psi there is a huge sideways bulge. Heres hoping these tires work!

ive tried hutchinson and they wore out super fast and got destroyed on vegas streets, tried a vittoria rubino pro and it imploded as well. its funny because gatorskins didnt last long either, the only two tires i had that lasted where a standard cst and a older michelin krylion but it was on a bike that got stolen.

i check tire pressures regularly, i avoid potholes, glass and debri whenever possible. I think the tire god hates me.
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Old 08-12-14, 12:51 PM   #432
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New helmet! Giro Atmos

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Old 08-24-14, 12:58 AM   #433
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A second VO Gran Cru Course drop bar because I need the reach, comes in 46cm width, and the ramps/drops are huge for my huge hands

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Old 08-24-14, 01:24 AM   #434
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A second VO Gran Cru Course drop bar because I need the reach, comes in 46cm width, and the ramps/drops are huge for my huge hands
Ohhh those are nice.
Today I got a Campy C-Record Aero seatpost for $66 shipped and this tee.
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Old 08-24-14, 05:29 PM   #435
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i broke some really cool titanium galli clips skidding into an intersection so i swapped them out for some cinelli resin clips from the 90s italo-mtb era. all italian everything. except for those toutan straps.
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Old 08-25-14, 03:11 AM   #436
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A second VO Gran Cru Course drop bar because I need the reach, comes in 46cm width, and the ramps/drops are huge for my huge hands

i love these bars, i got mine from @jdgesus and he told me id either love them or hate them. so damn comfy in all the spots, and theres so many spots
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Old 08-25-14, 11:14 AM   #437
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I got a barfly for my Garmin. Broke/lost my original Garmin mount whenever ago.. it was time.
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Old 08-25-14, 12:00 PM   #438
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i love these bars, i got mine from @jdgesus and he told me id either love them or hate them. so damn comfy in all the spots, and theres so many spots
Many spots for yo small hands. The long ramps on top are perfect for letting me spread out by hands and grip in different ways. Smaller "normal" bars don't have enough room and my hands feel restricted/cramped in comparison. The drops portion is even longer, deeper, and flaired - magnificent #tallpeopleproblems
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Old 08-25-14, 12:22 PM   #439
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New helmet, bottle cage and water bottle.
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Old 08-25-14, 07:25 PM   #440
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A second VO Gran Cru Course drop bar because I need the reach, comes in 46cm width, and the ramps/drops are huge for my huge hands



I never understood why all road bars weren't shaped like that. I'll never understand how guys used to ride with the bars sloping down to the hoods.

Picked up some carbon headset spacers to replace the silver aluminum ones that clashed with my black headset and stem. Plus the carbon is all matchy-matchy with my seatpost. I also replaced the faceplate bolts on my stem due to the hex heads being nearly stripped despite this stem supposedly being NOS when I bought it.
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Old 08-25-14, 10:00 PM   #441
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i was actually wrong @hairnet, i has the rando bars, but theyre basically the same just more flare and bent tops
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Old 08-25-14, 10:03 PM   #442
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got some groupset i can't pronounce.
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Old 08-25-14, 10:04 PM   #443
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got the same one in white, I love it so light, comfy, and good air flow
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I bought THIS off a customer friend. So now I have a bunch of cool vintage parts like a Stronglight crank, Campy Record derailleurs, and a front Phil Wood hub.
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I bought THIS off a customer friend. So now I have a bunch of cool vintage parts like a Stronglight crank, Campy Record derailleurs, and a front Phil Wood hub.
Nice! Not to mention some nice tubes for a bicycle windchime
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I'm going to try to repair it so I can have a shmancy easy riding bike for the co-op or nearby bars. This bike is just too pretty
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Old 08-26-14, 09:12 AM   #447
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I'm going to try to repair it so I can have a shmancy easy riding bike for the co-op or nearby bars. This bike is just too pretty

Thats awesome, cant wait to see the finished project.
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Old 08-26-14, 11:45 AM   #448
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wat u get?
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Old 08-26-14, 03:18 PM   #449
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I bet he gots the campy
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I can't say it well, but it's spelt m-i-c-r-o-s-h-i-f-t. I think it's Italian.
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