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2016 Post Your Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Megathread

Old 05-01-16, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by xipil View Post
I always love when some posts up a work frame, I love every part of it.
Thanks, I sorta want to swap the AARN chainring from my Parallax on this bike.
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Old 05-01-16, 06:52 PM
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'Bout time! '70s Peugeot.

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Old 05-01-16, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by SCK View Post
Thanks, I sorta want to swap the AARN chainring from my Parallax on this bike.
its a black chainring ? It would like look a bit better IMO.
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Old 05-01-16, 08:11 PM
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Very nice.
Thanks
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Old 05-02-16, 02:03 PM
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Agreed.
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Old 05-02-16, 10:56 PM
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Old 05-03-16, 07:00 AM
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Very nice!
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
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Beautiful, as always. How would you compare riding the 'mean' streets of SA to the 'weird' ones in Austin? Same number of pickup driving a**holes?
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Old 05-03-16, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ggpepper View Post
Beautiful, as always. How would you compare riding the 'mean' streets of SA to the 'weird' ones in Austin? Same number of pickup driving a**holes?
Sadly haven't ridden as much as I'd like but so far more pleasant experience here, especially down town.
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Old 05-04-16, 07:39 AM
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Old 05-04-16, 11:11 AM
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Apologies for the insta filter shenanigans. This is the T1 I ride for goin fast fun times.

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Originally Posted by ethet View Post
It snowed yesterday and today it is 70F... It must be Spring.



I have the Wabi Classic in Desert Turquoise, but I really like the "classic" look of your bike. You had different grips in the picture in the 2015 thread. They looked like cloth tape.
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Old 05-04-16, 01:59 PM
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I have the Wabi Classic in Desert Turquoise, but I really like the "classic" look of your bike. You had different grips in the picture in the 2015 thread. They looked like cloth tape.
Thank you for the kind comment Yes, I used to make my own grips, Rivendell-style, though it made switching out bars annoying so I haven't done that in a while.
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Old 05-04-16, 02:07 PM
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Those grips are awesome!
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Old 05-04-16, 02:37 PM
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felt brougham frame deda 100mm stem, deda street risers and a front brake to avoid another police fine in the uk
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Old 05-04-16, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ethet View Post
Thank you for the kind comment Yes, I used to make my own grips, Rivendell-style, though it made switching out bars annoying so I haven't done that in a while.
I've already switched out the handlebars to a compact drop, but that required switching the stem, as well. After seeing your bike and having neck pain after each ride, I started seriously thinking about going with a riser (or some other non-racing bar) and I thought the cloth tape looked totally bada$$. And the combination of shiny, chrome-looking parts and the cloth tape made the bike look very classic; which I didn't even realize I liked until I saw yours. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-04-16, 05:18 PM
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felt brougham frame deda 100mm stem, deda street risers and a front brake to avoid another police fine in the uk
2014?

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Old 05-04-16, 05:42 PM
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felt brougham frame deda 100mm stem, deda street risers and a front brake to avoid another police fine in the uk
don't smoke and ride...


Just kiddin! #freedom
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Old 05-04-16, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by ausfix View Post
'Bout time! '70s Peugeot.

If you lose a link from the chain it'll give you enough room left in the dropouts to tension it.

Also get some bar tape
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Old 05-04-16, 07:43 PM
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Old 05-04-16, 08:11 PM
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^looks like a fun ride

but you've got a bad gasket down there
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Old 05-04-16, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by websterrr View Post
^looks like a fun ride

but you've got a bad gasket down there
Either that or he stopped to relieve himself.
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Old 05-05-16, 05:02 AM
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My new ratty Samson. Paid very little.

Previous owner road it in a city for the past 10+ years. Lots of wear in the usual U-lock spots.

I repaired the Flite...just some stitching and Shoe Goo.
Figure I'll ride it into the ground. Was thinking about a full repaint but just love the chrome under the paint.

28mm Conti GP BARELY fits in the rear. 2-3mm clearance in spots. Think I'll try to squeeze in a 25mm GP in the front since the 23mm Gatorskin is about dead.








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Old 05-05-16, 05:38 AM
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Looks like a fair bit of slack on that chain. Fixing that would give more clearance in the back.
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