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Old 06-26-20, 05:40 AM
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Gotta say...never seen this!

No worries about taking pictures from the non-drive side...


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Old 06-26-20, 06:58 AM
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Seen it before. It's a fixie culture thing.

Nothing like having two sets of chains to get your trousers caught in and a pedal that requires Loctite.

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And lock ring. Points a middle finger at simplicity.
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Probably ridden by a scrawny dude with a manicured full beard, flannel shirt, skinny jeans and narrow leather fashion boots who smells of latte and watered down craft beer.

Or am I being insensitive?
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Double the power1!1!1!1!!!


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Originally Posted by tgenec86
Probably ridden by a scrawny dude with a manicured full beard, flannel shirt, skinny jeans and narrow leather fashion boots who smells of latte and watered down craft beer.

Or am I being insensitive?
No, it's ok to have an opinion.
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Old 06-26-20, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by tgenec86
Probably ridden by a scrawny dude with a manicured full beard, flannel shirt, skinny jeans and narrow leather fashion boots who smells of latte and watered down craft beer.

Or am I being insensitive?
Lolol. Thanks
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Years ago I saw a Masi frameset with a chainring like this at a swapmeet. The seller modified it that way.

I dont know why he did it.. i was too infuriated to ask.
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Originally Posted by tgenec86
Probably ridden by a scrawny dude with a manicured full beard, flannel shirt, skinny jeans and narrow leather fashion boots who smells of latte and watered down craft beer.
Or am I being insensitive?
Not at all. Ride around NYC enough and it will simply be an observation...

But if this person thinks their bike looks cool, they obviously have no clue because that stem is horrific...
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Old 06-26-20, 11:29 AM
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All of those parts may have their place somewhere, but this combination is rather unsuccessful.
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Now it one could somehow engage and disengage cogs and run different gearing on each side it would be interesting. No chain shifting, no internal gearing, just flip a lever and go from 40-14 to 34-21. Obviously chain tensioners would be needed.

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Originally Posted by robertorolfo
Not at all. Ride around NYC enough and it will simply be an observation...

But if this person thinks their bike looks cool, they obviously have no clue because that stem is horrific...
Not just the stem. The saddle and the crankset are the only components with even a hint of appeal.
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Originally Posted by tgenec86
Probably ridden by a scrawny dude with a manicured full beard, flannel shirt, skinny jeans and narrow leather fashion boots who smells of latte and watered down craft beer.

Or am I being insensitive?
I'm not about to throw stereotypes at someone over a bike - but I will point out that the owner has put the bike equivalent of truck nuts on the back of the saddle, and that's sinworthy.

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Old 06-26-20, 12:43 PM
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I'm not into criticizing others bicycles, because there is nothing to gain there. Plus, if they did the work himself, they probably learned a lot from the experience.
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Isn't that one of those kids track bikes that one of our members was restoring?
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There's a subforum for this:

https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/
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Just because you can have more, does not mean it's better.......
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You guys are missing the point: if you put a different chainring/cog ratio on one side, the bike will automatically turn in a circle without steering it.
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Was done on bmx long ago for show. Still some our there. Actually looks better too.
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An effort to balance the driving forces by having a drive on both sides and thus reduce frame flex? Or someone did it just for fun.

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Originally Posted by Jmpierce
Isn't that one of those kids track bikes that one of our members was restoring?
Nope, those look a lot better...

Reminds me, I have to post an update about them from yesterday. All have 38-40t chainrings now, though I'm trying to get 40 or 39's on them. Turns out they'll all need half links too because of their really short track ends.

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I really like symmetry in just about everything, so, I "want" to like this bike, but I just can't, my love of function overrides my love of symmetry, it's almost like looking at a face with 4 eyes, its just psychologically disconcerting.

Plus, that stem is my least favorite thing I have seen this week month.
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Originally Posted by cudak888
Nothing like having two sets of chains to get your trousers caught in and a pedal that requires Loctite.
How is it known that the left pedal is not reverse thread?
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I am not a flipper but have bought two bikes in Portland to keep them from hipster fixie hell and this eases my mind as does Spaghetti Legs having a nice Tommasini on C&V Sales here for a good price trying to keep it off ebay or CL to avoid hipster fixie hell.
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nice q factor....

I do like the spare cog hanging from the seat
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