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02-12-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,595
Posted By d1961

My old Raleigh conversion. ...

My old Raleigh conversion.
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02-12-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,315
Posted By d1961

Myself, I have a few single speed bikes. A couple...

Myself, I have a few single speed bikes. A couple of them have the horizontal dropouts but another is a conversion with vertical dropouts. I use this tensioner from Bike Nashbar. It works great....
11-28-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,890
Views: 693,750
Posted By d1961

I'm a single speed guy.

I'm a single speed guy.
11-28-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 253,725
Posted By d1961

Nice. :thumb:

Nice. :thumb:
05-23-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By d1961

I have used this on a mtb bike for around 7-9...

I have used this on a mtb bike for around 7-9 years with zero problems. I also have one on a Trek road bike I converted a couple of years ago, again no problems.

Forté Single-Speed Conversion Kit...
05-16-16, 08:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,587
Posted By d1961

2007 Dawes I ordered on EBay for $300 including...

2007 Dawes I ordered on EBay for $300 including shipping. :thumb: Nothing fancy but enough to get me the single speed bug.

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05-16-16, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 681,979
Posted By d1961

This looks like a fun ride. Both the bike & the...

This looks like a fun ride. Both the bike & the area. :)
03-25-16, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 681,979
Posted By d1961

Cool pic: ...

Cool pic:
http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w554/AristoNYC1/IMG_0938_zps0lnxuels.jpg
12-28-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 681,979
Posted By d1961

Looked like a fun ride on some great country...

Looked like a fun ride on some great country roads.
Thanks for taking us along.
11-30-15, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 681,979
Posted By d1961

Really liking this bike.

Really liking this bike.
11-24-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,429
Posted By d1961

M 2 cents......I agree with this. If you don't...

M 2 cents......I agree with this. If you don't like them, you can always switch back.
11-19-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By d1961

I converted mine sing this kit from Performance: ...

I converted mine sing this kit from Performance:
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1031512_-1___000000...
11-10-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,122
Posted By d1961

I guess everybody has their own favorite. For the...

I guess everybody has their own favorite. For the road mine would be a Seven 622-SLX, Full Dura-Ace , Mavic Ksyrium wheels.


For my single speed, mangoatfarm already has it except I'd add a...
10-30-15, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 381,905
Posted By d1961

Like Like Like this!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: ...

Like Like Like this!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: This goes in the Bike Porn thread
10-14-15, 06:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,247
Posted By d1961

My thought as well. If you're 6ft and the bike is...

My thought as well. If you're 6ft and the bike is a 58 it sounds about right as far as size but it just looks small with you on it. Maybe as others stated, a longer stem might help. Another thought...
09-19-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,483
Posted By d1961

I run a 46 X 18 on my conversion bike. Pretty...

I run a 46 X 18 on my conversion bike. Pretty comfortable ratio for my area which has rolling hills and a few decent climbs.
08-10-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 381,905
Posted By d1961

Dang!!.....That looks tall. Sweet, but tall. :)

Dang!!.....That looks tall. Sweet, but tall. :)
07-28-15, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 681,979
Posted By d1961

Trail ride on a hot day. Bottom bracket...

Trail ride on a hot day.
Bottom bracket disintegrated right after I took this horrible pic. :cry:

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-15, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 373,100
Posted By d1961

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07-23-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By d1961

First of all, if you're cranking out a 58 x 13...

First of all, if you're cranking out a 58 x 13 you're a badass. :thumb:
Next, I'll mirror others and ask what tensioner you're using and also would request pics if possible.
Myself, I have...
07-09-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 28,449
Posted By d1961

My "good" bike. :) Pics taken on a ride around...

My "good" bike. :)
Pics taken on a ride around some horse farms in the Bluegrass area.

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 48,547
Posted By d1961

I went here and made it back. :) 462993

I went here and made it back. :)

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07-05-15, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 681,979
Posted By d1961

Well.....I finally made it. :) 462559

Well.....I finally made it. :)

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07-04-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 381,905
Posted By d1961

^ nice ^ :thumb:

^ nice ^ :thumb:
07-02-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By d1961

Agree I have this combo on one of my bikes and...

Agree
I have this combo on one of my bikes and it's very comfortable for rolling terrain and climbs pretty well. (Depending on my legs at the time.) :)
06-26-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 681,979
Posted By d1961

Really nice pair. :):thumb:

Really nice pair. :):thumb:
06-19-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,704
Posted By d1961

How about some before and after pics when you get...

How about some before and after pics when you get it and after you shine it up? :thumb:
06-19-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 28,449
Posted By d1961

My recent single speed conversion. 459294

My recent single speed conversion.

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,406
Posted By d1961

Perhaps a Camelbak that straps on your back? ...

Perhaps a Camelbak that straps on your back?
Yes I know it's not a cage but it solves the hydration problem.
Packs -> Bike | Camelbak Official Store...
06-18-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
Posted By d1961

^Me too on this^

^Me too on this^
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,923
Posted By d1961

458609458610 OK....I'll throw in my 2...

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OK....I'll throw in my 2 cents for what it's worth.
If you could get one of these bikes for a decent price, perhaps that would be enough incentive for him to get really excited...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-15, 06:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,523
Posted By d1961

What about the handlebars? Crank & chain?...

What about the handlebars? Crank & chain? Shifters? If these are still intact, you can replace the wheels, tires & tubes, brakes & cables and saddle without breaking the bank depending on what you...
06-10-15, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 806
Posted By d1961

I like the parquet floor.

I like the parquet floor.
06-10-15, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 681,979
Posted By d1961

I kinda like this green bike. Nice :thumb:

I kinda like this green bike. Nice :thumb:
06-06-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,567
Posted By d1961

Let us know how you like it.

Let us know how you like it.
06-06-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,567
Posted By d1961

Good grief.

Good grief.
06-06-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,567
Posted By d1961

Save the money for upgrades in the cookie jar. By...

Save the money for upgrades in the cookie jar. By the time you have enough for the upgrades you may want (wheels,crank,brakes,etc.) you will be a long way towards the price of a new bike. Probably a...
06-06-15, 06:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,567
Posted By d1961

I think it's not a bad deal. I would probably pay...

I think it's not a bad deal. I would probably pay the $25 and have them switch out the handlebars. See if they'll throw in the bar tape as well. Maybe even a water bottle cage.
06-05-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,567
Posted By d1961

Like i said, I'm not familiar with Aventon bikes....

Like i said, I'm not familiar with Aventon bikes. I've heard of them but I really don't know anything about them.
06-05-15, 08:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,567
Posted By d1961

My personal opinion, this would be a dandy first...

My personal opinion, this would be a dandy first bike for you. The picture doesn't show it with brakes but the specs say it has Promax brake calipers. If you plan on riding it as a single speed, you...
06-05-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,567
Posted By d1961

Is this the Raleigh? Raleigh Bicycles - Rush...

Is this the Raleigh?
Raleigh Bicycles - Rush Hour (http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes-road-track-rush-hour)
06-05-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,567
Posted By d1961

Going from track bars to road bars is a matter of...

Going from track bars to road bars is a matter of personal preference. Depends on what kind of riding you intend to do. Generally it seems like the track bars are "deeper" than road bars which are...
06-05-15, 07:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,567
Posted By d1961

I am unfamiliar with Pure Fix but I have read...

I am unfamiliar with Pure Fix but I have read about both the Unknown and Aventon. I haven't seen any of them in my area so I can't really give you much advise about them. I have a Raleigh mtb bike...
06-05-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,567
Posted By d1961

I'm confused. If one was a pure fixie, how did...

I'm confused.
If one was a pure fixie, how did you ride it in freewheel?
Anyway.....of the two bikes you looked at, I would choose the Raleigh since we don't really know anything about the other...
06-04-15, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 681,979
Posted By d1961

Really well. I've only got 40 miles on it so far....

Really well. I've only got 40 miles on it so far. It's a 46 x 18 gear combo. I kept the brake/shifters and just tossed the shifter cables. I've had the bike for 15 years or more and when the...
06-03-15, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 681,979
Posted By d1961

Finally got the new conversion out for a spin ...

Finally got the new conversion out for a spin


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06-02-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 1,007,496
Posted By d1961

A couple of years ago 455420

A couple of years ago


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06-01-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,029
Posted By d1961

Well I'll throw in my 2 cents here and say don't...

Well I'll throw in my 2 cents here and say don't be discouraged. We learn by doing and we all start somewhere.
For whatever it's worth, you can still salvage this build and have yourself a "beater"...
06-01-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 681,979
Posted By d1961

Tour of some horse farms this weekend. Great...

Tour of some horse farms this weekend. Great ride.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-15, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By d1961

You didn't say what speed cassette you have. ...

You didn't say what speed cassette you have. 8,9,10 or 11 speed
Both Performance
Find Bikes, Cycling Clothing, Bike Parts & Bike Shoes Or Your Local Bike Store at Performance....
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