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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 05-06-14, 04:06 PM   #26
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What kind of cranks are those?
Pista Track Crankset
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Old 05-06-14, 04:09 PM   #27
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I love the composition of this photo. Nice.
I like this one better

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Old 05-06-14, 04:27 PM   #28
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Me too, but I want to see that one in color.
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Is that IR?
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Old 05-07-14, 06:38 AM   #30
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is that ir?
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Old 05-07-14, 07:13 AM   #31
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Infrared photography. Easy enough to do with film (just buy IR film), but requires expensive and delicate modifications to your camera to do digitally.
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Old 05-07-14, 08:34 AM   #32
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i like it. looks soild.
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Old 05-07-14, 09:25 AM   #33
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Infrared photography. Easy enough to do with film (just buy IR film), but requires expensive and delicate modifications to your camera to do digitally.
Ah, no just a filter on my iPhone camera. Much less fancy than all that.
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Old 05-10-14, 02:40 PM   #34
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Okay she done. Went for a great ride today and here are some pics. I love that I'm able to combine my two favorite pastimes disc golf and riding this sweet cycle.





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very nicely done. looks good. cool photos too.
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Great looking bike! Love the attention and work you put into it. I long for a chrome road bike.

On a serious note, as a C&V person, I resent the generalization. Not all people who appreciate old bikes will balk at converting an old bike into a fixed gear bike. The most consistent piece of advice I've read on that forum is "it's your bike, ride it how you like". Yea there's boundaries to what's in good taste, and yes there's grumpy curmudgeons, but overall we're all here because we love building and riding bikes.

Awesome conversion once again, and disc golf rocks. I see you're in Chi-burbs, I'm in the city, if you're ever around the west side, PM me if you wanna ride or dork out about bikes.
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One beautiful build!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Great looking bike! Love the attention and work you put into it. I long for a chrome road bike.

On a serious note, as a C&V person, I resent the generalization. Not all people who appreciate old bikes will balk at converting an old bike into a fixed gear bike. The most consistent piece of advice I've read on that forum is "it's your bike, ride it how you like". Yea there's boundaries to what's in good taste, and yes there's grumpy curmudgeons, but overall we're all here because we love building and riding bikes.
Thanks man. I didn't mean anything negative by my comment. I understand both sides of the coin. If you are in the market for a chrome Classic I just saw this same bike (1980) came up for sale on Craigslist today. $350 so a little steep for me, it's in La Grange.

Vintage CHROME 1980 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 Road Bike 23"

I thought about buying it, but I like my cheap-o with the ding
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nice to see a well thought out steel conversion amidst a sea of aluminum in these parts.
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Old 05-22-14, 10:28 AM   #40
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Decisions were made.



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Wow, very tasteful! I'm on the hunt for a chrome-framed Schwinn and it'd be mighty tempting to copy your build, more or less. Chrome + brown/tan theme certainly works!
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Good decisions were made.



ftfy... that bike is beautiful.
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