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2018 Post Your Fixed Gear / Singlespeed Megathread

Old 10-05-18, 07:12 PM
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the beta version of my SteamRoller replacement
circ 76 Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2
single speed coaster brake
currently a hodgepodge of layiní around parts & a few new
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So far...

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Current build ďcheap unicornĒ in tha works. Should have it mostly buttoned up tomorrow for test n tweaks. Not really digging the Concor aesthetically on this one... weíll see how she rides. Have a turbo and flite on back burner if need be. Ignore seat post height, my legs arenít twelve foot long
Also not sure if Iím going to care for the thickslickís any more. I think Iíll run the Ďtater skins Iíve got handy...


The frame is from the first bicycle I ever bought to get to and from work / college. It had been sitting under my drafting table for almost a decade when about a month ago I decided to strip it down to raw steel and give it another chance at life. I almost turned it into a bar stool numerous times, thinking that the old piece of junk would never again see the asphalt. Iím glad I didnít! Almost all the parts are restored junk I had laying around for years corroding, or parts Iíve hand made. Itís been a fun month of polishing, collecting, restoring, painting, and fabricating. Really bringing back how much fun I used to have building bikes. Canít wait to ride this one tomorrow and start the next!

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Old 10-07-18, 06:28 PM
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So far...

Flat to drop bar conversion? That frame looks really long.

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Nice save. Much better than a bar stool!
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Old 10-18-18, 07:12 PM
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Fuji Special Road Racer I picked up as a frame after earning it through volunteer hours at the local co-op. Just got it on the road last week and I'm having trouble riding anything else. So fun. I used a freehub with spacers and a QR in the rear after consulting the Sheldon Brown bible. It has a 50-18 drivetrain, which seems fine, but I don't have much of a frame of reference, this being my first single speed since I was 14. Still looking to source a longer reach rear center pull brake that lines up better with the 700c wheel; the pads fit but just barely.


Fuji special road racer single speed by Eat More Plants1, on Flickr
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Old 10-18-18, 11:32 PM
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Nice!
I like the classic steel look.
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Old 10-19-18, 06:46 AM
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Last ride on this set-up...


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Old 10-19-18, 11:05 AM
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I will use a bit better matching tires after I get a fork that will fit my Michelin Mud2 CX tire that is not yet on oy bike. Until then, I'm mismatched for now!
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Old 11-01-18, 04:00 PM
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New Bike Day!
Kilo WT squeezing in Compass 700x44c gumwalls
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Old 11-01-18, 04:11 PM
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Finally have 2 matching black tires(different brands and width) and A cheapO Off brand reddish fork and a higher stem to make me comfier.

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Old 11-01-18, 07:41 PM
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^^ That looks like @bonsai171's bike.
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Old 11-01-18, 08:32 PM
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very nice @espi-JG! I want one!!
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Old 11-02-18, 07:54 AM
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New Bike Day!
Kilo WT squeezing in Compass 700x44c gumwalls
cushy. Looks like a fun city cruiser.
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Old 11-02-18, 11:20 AM
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^^ That looks like @bonsai171's bike.
Who's now?
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Old 11-03-18, 07:34 AM
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cushy. Looks like a fun city cruiser.

Thanks, yeah it's a fun bike
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very nice @espi-JG! I want one!!
Haha, do it!
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Old 11-08-18, 01:16 PM
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New addition to the family! Picked up this IRO on eBay, it arrived today and I just took it out for a short cruise around the neighborhood before work.

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Old 11-08-18, 04:43 PM
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NRG Drank break at the Target on the north side of town, considerng riding to the next town ever, just for the halibut.
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Old 11-08-18, 05:32 PM
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Old 11-08-18, 05:59 PM
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I suppose this could be a post in the jackass thread as well but.. tossed some riser bars and an alex DA22 on the rear. Shaved some weight from the previous rear wheel, and have a smoother roll. Unbranded hub, but sealed bearing.. Iím still researching how Iíd like to build a rear wheel. The stark contrast of the silver is a little off putting. I may plasti dip the hoop, or even have it anodized. I think Iím going to bite the bullet and buy a legit turbo saddle as well. I have the repop synth on shelf, but it doesnít have the feels that my other turbo had. The Ti flite doesnít do it for me, comfort or aesthetic



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I suppose this could be a post in the jackass thread as well but.. tossed some riser bars and an alex DA22 on the rear. Shaved some weight from the previous rear wheel, and have a smoother roll. Unbranded hub, but sealed bearing.. Iím still researching how Iíd like to build a rear wheel. The stark contrast of the silver is a little off putting. I may plasti dip the hoop, or even have it anodized. I think Iím going to bite the bullet and buy a legit turbo saddle as well. I have the repop synth on shelf, but it doesnít have the feels that my other turbo had. The Ti flite doesnít do it for me, comfort or aesthetic


No way dude! That bike is ******.
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Panoramic view, look I make it all manageable!
A couple photos from the Sequoia Park portion of our ride today.
Killer of Giants!



Candid photo of my Shawty(I dunno why I have and alwsys will call one of my buddies that) outside of the park by the fountain.

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Old 11-20-18, 01:14 PM
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IRO Rob Roy, now in SSCX mode. Switched out the risers for drops, wrapped them in Zipp Service Course CX tape, and swapped the 46t ring that came on it for a 39. I'm terrible at off-road stuff but this bike is fun as hell.
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Old 11-21-18, 01:37 PM
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That holdsworth is really adorable I'm a fan! I'm dying to build up a step through frame just trying to find the perfect one.
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