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Old 11-06-22, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
You came to take a **** on this thread with this year's dumbest thread?

Don't like 1x, don't ******g look at 1x threads. derp.
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Old 11-06-22, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
Most my bikes are/were 1x

Rola 01 by iabisdb, on Flickr

Frejus 01 by iabisdb, on Flickr

Frejus001 by iabisdb, on Flickr

Frejus 01 by iabisdb, on Flickr

Umberto Dei 01 by iabisdb, on Flickr

Viscontea 001 by iabisdb, on Flickr

Pecorari 001 by iabisdb, on Flickr

1953 Bianchi Selvino 033 by iabisdb, on Flickr

Bianchi Sport 099 by iabisdb, on Flickr

1948 Frejus 004 by iabisdb, on Flickr
What the heck!

Museum pieces!

Am I reading Pierre Chany's La Fabuleuse Histoire du Cyclisme , ha, ha, ha, ha?

Greatest pix in BF threads!

Absolutely no chances to see these real classic bikes, in this great condition in Japan!

Thanks tons of lot, iab!
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Old 11-06-22, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post
Oh come on.
Besides, if these conversations are had, those looking to find out more can then use the search feature and won't have to disturb your regularly scheduled discussion topics.
Originally Posted by Bad Lag View Post
I don't understand this. Please explain. Does my repurposed mountain bike offend you in some way or violate the spirit of the original question?

OP said, "... can be done tastefully, isn't visually jarring and in a way that compliments our classic aesthetics. ... So, let's see your setup. Road bikes, gravel, mountain/ATB, porteur, 60s vintage, 90s vintage, whatever, I want to see them all."
Originally Posted by iab View Post
You came to take a **** on this thread with this year's dumbest thread?

Don't like 1x, don't ******g look at 1x threads. derp.
LOL - thanks for your concern. Though it was funny that there was a thread about 1x and at the same time, someone else (not me - check the link) is complaining about them in different thread.
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Old 11-06-22, 09:00 AM
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One of the many incarnations of my '72-ish Humber, this one on cargo duty. 1x5 with a Sunrace thumb shifter and a Shimano long cage (Tourney, perhaps?). Those are Greek military surplus bags with a homemade wax job. The bike is now a drop bar 1x3 IGH. Nice riding cheap bike.
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Old 11-06-22, 09:01 AM
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Iíll play.


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Old 11-06-22, 09:32 AM
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Just built 'er up:


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Old 11-06-22, 10:47 AM
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Hi everyone.

Just checking back in to say thank you for all the really fantastic build shots. So... many... gems!!
You guys do such great work. Thanks again for sharing it.

Please keep them coming!
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Old 11-06-22, 12:26 PM
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My Dawes Galaxy, mostly an around town bike. Suntour 7 GT rear derailleur, 7sp freewheel. Sugino Mighty(ish) crank with (I think) 44T chainring. This isn't the best setup. On the one hand, I managed to squeeze in seven cogs. That forces me to use a 7/8sp chain, which is probably too flexible for the sluggish SunTour derailleur. I might switch back to a 6sp freewheel so I can use a less flexy chain.

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Old 11-06-22, 12:50 PM
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mid 70's super light AD


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Just built 'er up:


very nice.
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Old 11-06-22, 02:26 PM
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mid 70's super light AD


winner.....
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It uses an 8 speed Alfine internally geared hub.



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Mine, too! Alfine 8, black paint, stainless steel fenders, Brooks saddle...

Such similar build description; such different bikes


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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
Mine, too! Alfine 8, black paint, stainless steel fenders, Brooks saddle...

Such similar build description; such different bikes

Yours is awesome!

Yes, the bars and saddle were really important elements in my build, as were the big, soft tires. These things make a huge difference over a road bike. It's a completely different ride.

I do have a chain guard, I wanted it for function as much as style. The trouble is, it cannot fit between the chain ring and the crank arm, so I cannot install it. I'd have to buy a different crank (which I am not going to do).
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Old 11-06-22, 05:59 PM
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What's old is new again still in production. 1937 Sturmey-Archer AW:

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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
My Dawes Galaxy, mostly an around town bike. Suntour 7 GT rear derailleur, 7sp freewheel. Sugino Mighty(ish) crank with (I think) 44T chainring. This isn't the best setup. On the one hand, I managed to squeeze in seven cogs. That forces me to use a 7/8sp chain, which is probably too flexible for the sluggish SunTour derailleur. I might switch back to a 6sp freewheel so I can use a less flexy chain.

I've been thinking about this all afternoon, and cannot for the life of me understand what you're saying. 6/7/8s chains are all the same. And I've never experienced significant shifting differences between different chains anyway. Care to elaborate? I'm very curious.

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Old 11-06-22, 09:37 PM
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My '85 League Fuji, when it was a 1x6.

I bought it as a single speed, then immediately put gears on it. NIB Superbe RD and 14-26 6-speed Pro-Compe from the parts box, Trek Matrix ISO-C / 600EX rear wheel and KMC chain from the co-op. OG Sugino RT 110 double, with its 42 inner ring and the LaPree levers were on the bike when I bought it.

Rode it that way for about a year and a half. It's now a 45/42/30 half-step triple, and I like that better, but the 1x6 does not suck, at least not for short rides in mild terrain.



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