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Old 06-26-18, 01:33 PM
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Old 07-06-18, 06:42 AM
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^^ That's nice.

Why do you have the front brake on the right?
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Why do you have the front brake on the right?
Not sure about the OP, but whenever I run the front brake (never had a bike with both) I have it on the right. Personal preference based on my days riding a motorcycle.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
^^ That's nice.

Why do you have the front brake on the right?
just preference i guess and covers the pre marked lever stripe on the bar.

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Old 07-06-18, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by hardboiled718
Not sure about the OP, but whenever I run the front brake (never had a bike with both) I have it on the right. Personal preference based on my days riding a motorcycle.
Same here. Those two finger are just programmed for life.

[MENTION=304181]Thade[/MENTION] , handsome bike. I dig the path racer look with those bars.
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Originally Posted by hardboiled718
Not sure about the OP, but whenever I run the front brake (never had a bike with both) I have it on the right. Personal preference based on my days riding a motorcycle.
+1
Although iíve always had two brakes and I still have my front brake on the right for the same reason as hardboiled. Tried switching it around many years ago, but that turned out to be a disaster.
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Old 07-08-18, 01:57 PM
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Just finished turning my old Dawes commuter into a fixed gear. The frame is battered but solid Reynolds 500 and the vertical dropouts fit my 42:15 ratio perfectly.
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FWIW, I also have the front brake on the right. I have heard that whether you have it on the right or left depends on which side of the Atlantic you are from?
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Someone should make a mirrored front caliper designed to use the lever on the right. I feel like the cable routes neater when lever is on the left.
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Old 07-08-18, 07:19 PM
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Haven't posted my Wabi in a while. Recent mods include a Fairweather (Nitto) stem, Surly stainless steel chainring, and swapping out the Brooks Swift for an old Avocet with titanium rails. Riding great.

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She isn't much but she is new to me she is my easy seattime ride. Spent an hour and a half cleaning her up. Then started playing with the fit. It is dead stock SS the way it came from Tony needs a few things but the little ride time I have had I am happy also got it for under $200.
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Originally Posted by peugeot.ash
I also have the front brake on the right. I have heard that whether you have it on the right or left depends on which side of the Atlantic you are from?
Sometimes cable routing decides for you. E.g., it would be hard to run a cable from the left lever to the front caliper here:

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Old 07-09-18, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Scottybigs
Haven't posted my Wabi in a while. Recent mods include a Fairweather (Nitto) stem, Surly stainless steel chainring, and swapping out the Brooks Swift for an old Avocet with titanium rails. Riding great.

This is tight.
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Old 07-09-18, 03:18 PM
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The past few bikes on this thread, since the helicopter pic on down, have been really nice.

I've love to go on a group ride with you guys on these bikes.

[MENTION=398137]Scottybigs[/MENTION], that gear looks pretty tall. What size ring and sprocket is that?


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Old 07-09-18, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
The past few bikes on this thread, since the helicopter pic on down, have been really nice.

I've love to go on a group ride with you guys on these bikes.

[MENTION=398137]Scottybigs[/MENTION], that gear looks pretty tall. What size ring and sprocket is that?


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+1 if only we all lived semi close enough to do that. It would be fun to have a SS/FG BF ride somewhere one weekend.
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[MENTION=393713]bonsai171[/MENTION] and I are tearing up The South.

We did 68 miles fixed on Saturday.

It was a gorgeous ride through the countryside with more dogs than cars. I managed to spray my legs with pepper spray. Burned like hell whenever we stopped moving.

We discovered a great coffee shop so it was totally worth it.

Y'all come down.

But yeah, some nice bikes on this page.

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Old 07-10-18, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
The past few bikes on this thread, since the helicopter pic on down, have been really nice.

I've love to go on a group ride with you guys on these bikes.

[MENTION=398137]Scottybigs[/MENTION], that gear looks pretty tall. What size ring and sprocket is that?


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Fixed group rides are the exact reason for such a steep gear ratio - I'm running 50x16. When I moved to Toronto I started riding with the [MENTION=193455]all[/MENTION]fixedgear crew (on Instagram), and had to drop 3 teeth in the back just to keep up. For Nova Scotia, 19 in the back was perfect because of all the hills, but Toronto is sooooo flat. On 60-80km rides, the elevation is minimal.

My legs have adapted, and I will say that the increase in top speed has been fun.
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Old 07-20-18, 05:27 PM
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Something I whipped up for the city.

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Old 07-21-18, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
^^ That's nice.

Why do you have the front brake on the right?
sometimes it's just about personal preference. plus I feel safer using my "good hand" for those times i need to ebrake
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Old 07-22-18, 07:06 PM
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Pinarello Lungavita 2012 ish i think changed a lot but now getting board with it! may remove silver components and go black Miche pistard wheel set miche crank Thomson post stem?
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Old 07-22-18, 07:38 PM
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Old 07-23-18, 09:11 AM
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New wheels, cranks, pedals, stem, and saddle for 2018. First decent photo I've taken of this bike this year.
https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/hands...ard-sscx-34312

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Old 07-23-18, 10:15 AM
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That's a big 'ol tree!

The bike looks nice. Not overly aggressive but enough to be really fun.
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