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2016 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 04-16-16, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
I LOVE those bars. Midges?

I don't enjoy riding low bars, but I find that bend sexy and aggressive.
I wish I knew who made the bars; I really like them and have had probably a couple of dozen people ask about them.

They're anodized (red to match the frame color) aluminum alloy. There's nothing on them to I.D. the manufacturer, and the Schwinn specs just say 'Handlebar: Alloy Track 31.8'.



This guy did some serious mods to the same size 2010 Sprint to compete in FG TT.
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Old 04-16-16, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
I wish I knew who made the bars; I really like them and have had probably a couple of dozen people ask about them.

They're anodized (red to match the frame color) aluminum alloy. There's nothing on them to I.D. the manufacturer, and the Schwinn specs just say 'Handlebar: Alloy Track 31.8'.




This bar is available in 31.8 and is very similar. Might be worth checking out.

I've owned a different bar from the same manufacturer and it was good quality.

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Old 04-16-16, 03:39 PM
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Old 04-17-16, 05:13 PM
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Old 04-18-16, 07:42 AM
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What ratio are you running? Nice pic and bike.
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Old 04-18-16, 09:51 AM
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Old 04-18-16, 09:56 AM
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very much dig this with the gold parts, gold hubs and a seatcollar would be fire
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Old 04-18-16, 11:29 AM
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Took the Steamroller out for a ride in the woods with some nice folks yesterday.

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Old 04-18-16, 11:40 AM
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@50voltphantom, I am running a 40/21 (which is super spinny), but makes ripping around in the woods pretty fun. In retrospect, an 18 tooth freewheel might have been a better option.
@Mumonkan, I agree. I had a gold seatpost collar, but it was the wrong size. The Thomson in my parts bin fit, so I went with that (a gold collar is still likely in the future. As for the hubs, that's definitely going to have to wait a while.

I also plan to give this a run as a fixed gear on the streets, too.
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Old 04-18-16, 11:53 AM
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Took the Steamroller out for a ride in the woods with some nice folks yesterday.
Heh I dig that seat tube sticker
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Old 04-18-16, 11:56 AM
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Heh I dig that seat tube sticker
Thanks dude! Me and a buddy had them made up a little while back. It's all in fun of course, I mean I've got a road bike as well.
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Old 04-18-16, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 4ndrew View Post
Took the Steamroller out for a ride in the woods with some nice folks yesterday.
Having ridden in the woods all weekend on my Steamroller, I heartily endorse this.
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Old 04-18-16, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
Having ridden in the woods all weekend on my Steamroller, I heartily endorse this.
It unfortunately did not involve quite as much tracklocrossing as I hoped; I'd like to get messy with this thing a little more. Still very good times, and I love this stupid bike more every time I ride it.
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Old 04-18-16, 12:08 PM
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@50voltphantom, I am running a 40/21 (which is super spinny), but makes ripping around in the woods pretty fun. In retrospect, an 18 tooth freewheel might have been a better option.
Haha, yeah I ran 39/19 (38/19 was my plan but I ran out of dropout) riding mtb trails all weekend and it worked really well while not being too spinny on the way there. 2:1 ratio seems to be about perfect. It was so much fun I can't stop thinking about it.
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Old 04-18-16, 12:12 PM
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It unfortunately did not involve quite as much tracklocrossing as I hoped; I'd like to get messy with this thing a little more. Still very good times, and I love this stupid bike more every time I ride it.
Same here. My makeshift CX setup has proven more capable than I expected and is so fun.
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Old 04-18-16, 12:15 PM
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Yeah, ripping around in the woods (small as the area was) turned out to be more fun than I expected. I need to find more rideable trails near me now.
That said, I'm enjoying the versatility of the Work frame.
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Old 04-18-16, 12:19 PM
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i love that everyone is riding bicycle cycles in the woods!

@4ndrew - how can one acquire this decal, i want to put it on my roadbike
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Old 04-18-16, 12:24 PM
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I also took my track bike on an "off-road" adventure, too. Light gravel on some well worn hiking paths.
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Old 04-18-16, 12:28 PM
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i love that everyone is riding bicycle cycles in the woods!

@4ndrew - how can one acquire this decal, i want to put it on my roadbike
Hmmm idk honestly. My friend has a bunch of them but we haven't really been making an effort to do sell them to anyone other than random local folks we ride with.
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Old 04-18-16, 12:34 PM
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actually, pm me @Mumonkan and I'll give you his email. Post count is too low for me to initiate pm's
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Old 04-18-16, 11:01 PM
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Different camera, But this is with the Gamoh Front basket, and V.O. Handlebars





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Old 04-19-16, 03:40 AM
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^^ Nice! I really like it in townie mode.
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Old 04-19-16, 06:35 AM
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^ that is pretty cool, especially the part with the black tires. And yeah, I like it in townie mode as well.
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