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Old 04-25-18, 02:10 PM
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That's nice, @TimothyH . What kind of riding do you plan to do on it? I used to ride fixed in the winter. I think I'll try it again next winter.
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That's nice, @TimothyH. What kind of riding do you plan to do on it? I used to ride fixed in the winter. I think I'll try it again next winter.
It was conceived and built as a light and fast fixed gear for the open road here in North Georgia - anything you would take a road bike on. I'll probably shy away from actual mountains in the far northern part of the state but it should fly on the flats and rolling hills elsewhere.

There is a relatively flat 96 mile long trail through the middle of nowhere here in Georgia and this will be one of its primary venues. I won't hesitate to do charity rides with this as well.

I had been riding a Bianchi Pista set up for the road. It had been on group rides up to 60 miles and excels at a weekly out and back paceline training ride with the big boys. The Pista had track-ish geometry which was a little tiring and lacked bottle cage mounts however. Some ideas around a fast fixed gear "road bike" had been on my mind for a while. Finding a suitable off the shelf frame was a challenge so I had one made and this is the result.

FYI... https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/2018-...z-custom-37179


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Old 04-25-18, 02:34 PM
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Great idea. I have a "street fixie" (made out of a 1975 Viscount) and a Raleigh Pro Track. The thought of getting back on the Raleigh makes my shoulders hurt.
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Great idea. I have a "street fixie" (made out of a 1975 Viscount) and a Raleigh Pro Track. The thought of getting back on the Raleigh makes my shoulders hurt.
Shoulders hurt LoL.

Yeah, riding a track frame on the road can be a challenge, especially for me as I get older.

I think there is a place for that aggressive style of riding but every ride can't be a Red Hook Crit. The Rodriguez has a bit more relaxed "sporty road" geometry and I'm really looking forward to some epic rides through the countryside.

Here in Georgia people think they are radical but in NYC they are just another bike, part of the culture of the city in fact. I hope you do get to enjoy fixed again.


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Hey did you know the Red Hook Crit is this Sunday? I've never seen it. Maybe I should go this time. It's close to me.
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The longest ride I took on a fixie was 10 miles, over moderately hilly terrain. It was a good workout.

Many years ago, I commuted on a fixie in the winter. It kept me warm. It got mangled in my big collision. Yup, fixies are big here, though diminishingly so. I think they peaked a few years ago.
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Hey did you know the Red Hook Crit is this Sunday? I've never seen it. Maybe I should go this time. It's close to me.
Yep, this weekend.

I'd go if I were up there. NASCAR on bikes.

Is there grandstand seating? Would stink to go and not be able to see.


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It got mangled in my big collision.
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Oops. I meant it's this Saturday, and I don't think I can make it. Oh well.

Yes, I really cheated death. I got hit head-on, and I don't remember the impact or the ambulance ride. I was on the way to work and woke up in the hospital, in a lot of pain. No bones broken, just bruises and a couple of cuts. I was very lucky. This was in about 1982. I was wearing a Bell Biker helmet, very heavy with a Lexan shell. The liner did get crushed, so it did its job.

I don't know if there is grandstand seating. Let's see if there is press or youtube coverage.
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Custom geometry from Rodriguez in Seattle - True Temper S3 tubes, threaded bottom bracket, internal cable routing.

ENVE fork, post and bar. Fabric saddle. Extralite HyperStem. Dura Ace track 48x16 fixed gear drivetrain. Xpedo M-Force 8 ti pedals.

15.9 lb as pictured.

Build was finished yesterday and I pedaled it to the cul de sac just now.












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Lovely shade of Blue.
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Lovely shade of Blue.
PPG 15008 "Dark Blue Solid"

PPG and House of Kolor Paint colors for bicycle painting at R+E Cycles

It is a pretty good "midnight" blue - looks almost black at times but really stands out in brighter conditions. It was overcast when I took the photos above. The photo below is under brighter kitchen lighting.




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PPG 15008 "Dark Blue Solid"

PPG and House of Kolor Paint colors for bicycle painting at R+E Cycles

It is a pretty good "midnight" blue - looks almost black at times but really stands out in brighter conditions. It was overcast when I took the photos above. The photo below is under brighter kitchen lighting.




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I don't understand why the big bike manufacturers don't release bikes these days with a colour like that.

Instead all we are getting is mainly blacks and dark greys with a bit of coloured striping.
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Custom geometry from Rodriguez in Seattle - True Temper S3 tubes, threaded bottom bracket, internal cable routing.

ENVE fork, post and bar. Fabric saddle. Extralite HyperStem. Dura Ace track 48x16 fixed gear drivetrain. Xpedo M-Force 8 ti pedals.

15.9 lb as pictured.
Good to see local frames making it around the country.
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Been wanting to get back onto the trails, away from cars. Soldmy last mt bike when I had my knees replaced. Feeling more stable now. Bought this one today. Trek Marlin 27.5er.........
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Latest acquisition. Can't balance the 2 wheel bents well anymore. Will be selling them.
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PPG 15008 "Dark Blue Solid"

PPG and House of Kolor Paint colors for bicycle painting at R+E Cycles

It is a pretty good "midnight" blue - looks almost black at times but really stands out in brighter conditions. It was overcast when I took the photos above.
Super nice! I keep meaning to stop into their shop next time I'm around the U-District with time to kill.

I rode a century on a fixie one time, 110 miles with a lot of climbing. That was educational.
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Latest acquisition. Can't balance the 2 wheel bents well anymore. Will be selling them.
Do you find the Day 6 crank forward style bike easier to balance than a recumbent bike?
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Lots of nice toys on this thread. It has been a slow start to my season. I've been walking a heck of a lot (I need to keep up with my fitbit) but I didn't commute this winter (bad idea) and so I didn't get started until the weather warmed up. I've been riding a 1993 Bridgestone MB 1 this week. I picked it up off CL last year and the bike was almost pristine. It's a reasonably light bike--right around 25 pounds which isn't bad for a lugged steel frame mountain bike with fat tires. It's such a fun bike that it may be a while before I get back on my road bike.


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