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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-07-17, 02:36 AM   #51
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everything looks kind of weird in this picture
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Old 01-07-17, 08:16 AM   #52
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No, they are actually upside down upright bars. They look kind of weird in this picture
And the difference is....??

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Old 01-07-17, 10:24 AM   #53
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Same goes for the next one IMO.
In my defense, I want it to be an ugly thing no one would really want to steal.
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Old 01-07-17, 10:37 AM   #54
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And the difference is....??

(not knockin' it, if it works!)
I like it but i dont have a lot of experience with diffrent kinds of bars, I'm just working with what I've got. It feels a lot better than the bars being upright though
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Old 01-07-17, 10:50 AM   #55
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i hope the rest of page 3 is as good as that paramount.
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Old 01-07-17, 01:25 PM   #57
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I recognize dem levers
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looks like trash w/o gumwalls

I really like what's going on here. Super sweet.
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Old 01-07-17, 05:38 PM   #59
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so good. and my size!
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Old 01-07-17, 06:28 PM   #60
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Got my grips, Dura Ace seatpost and foot retention put on.


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Old 01-07-17, 08:03 PM   #61
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I'll share, 2011 Felt Z100 converted to single speed.
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Old 01-07-17, 08:31 PM   #62
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i hope the rest of page 3 is as good as that paramount.
He had me until I saw that saddle.
Then the next post too.
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They do call me the tastemaker ; )
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no more brooks saddles in 2k17. but at least it looks period correct on gavs paramount. just ditch that zefal(?) for a silca and tuck it in the nondrive chainstay. *100 emoji*
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Old 01-07-17, 10:46 PM   #66
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and i cant tell if its the photo angle or not, but is your headtube way slacker than mine?
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@TejanoTrackie We need your Paramount in on the fun.

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and i cant tell if its the photo angle or not, but is your headtube way slacker than mine?
I do see it. In person the head tube still looks slack like a road bike.
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Old 01-08-17, 06:56 AM   #68
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Yikes.

Which part? (or all of it?!)
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@TejanoTrackie We need your Paramount in on the fun.
Your wish is my command, great tall one. Sorry for the crappy indoor photo, but it's freakin' cold outside right now.

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Your wish is my command, great tall one. Sorry for the crappy indoor photo, but it's freakin' cold outside right now.

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Your wish is my command, great tall one. Sorry for the crappy indoor photo, but it's freakin' cold outside right now.

Looks good, Mini-Me.
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Hate to repost the same bike twice in this thread, but I had an absolutely epic ride on my SS Pugsley. I summited the highest peak in my state, Mt. Greylock, over 4.5 hours of singlespeed pushing and hike-a-bike up the iced-over auto road to the summit.

Temperature was about 4F before windchill. Frozen planet!





Here's a write-up about the climb on my site, with a ton of pictures of the iced-over summit: Fatbiking to the Summit of Mt. Greylock
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Old 01-08-17, 06:14 PM   #73
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That's awesome and you should post that bike every day.
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My Single Speed

I also put this on the commuting group. I've had this Rockhopper since new. I'm thinking it was 1985 and it has been through a lot of different setups since. I'm really enjoying the simplicity of a single speed. I finally got the gearing sorted out 38:18 seems to be perfect with the winter studs.
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Old 01-08-17, 09:01 PM   #75
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Here's a write-up about the climb on my site, with a ton of pictures of the iced-over summit: Fatbiking to the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Great blog post. I got thirsty myself just reading that you were out of water.

Really enjoyed it.
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