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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)

2018 Post Your Fixed Gear / Singlespeed Megathread

Old 02-08-18, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
What sort of arrangement do you have for your front brake?

I have always wondered considering the SC pista isn't drilled. Compression wedge type deal in the steerer?

I used a Keirin style clamp-on front brake for years but last summer thanks to @jonelliotelliot, lucked into the "Compression wedge type deal in the steerer" exactly like you described. Posted about it back when I got it. I use it the majority of my time on this bike, and could not be happier with it ...

Hidden brake adapter


I still have my old fork clamp set-up that works fine and if you or anybody else here wants it - its yours...
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Old 02-08-18, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
Come at me bro







Eff-it...my bike deserves to be on top of a new page
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Old 02-09-18, 08:39 AM
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What gear ratio are you running on that machine?
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Old 02-09-18, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
Eff-it...my bike deserves to be on top of a new page
Yea...that's fair
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Old 02-09-18, 11:57 AM
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Added a little extra to one of my fixies. Bought a Bendix 2 speed kickback hub. Im slowly buying these hubs for all my hard riders. My bike group puts down 30 miles or so at a time on the old vintage bikes. Nothing beats this yellow line. With bikes weighing from 50-70+ lbs, this low gear helps as a last resort to keep you from falling sideways up steep hills from the lack of motion.
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Old 02-09-18, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by UltraManDan View Post
What gear ratio are you running on that machine?
As you can see - I have a big cog to go with my big ring so is only about 65 G/I
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Old 02-09-18, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
As you can see - I have a big cog to go with my big ring so is only about 65 G/I
How many teeth on that cog? Looks like 24 never seen anything like it lol.
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Old 02-09-18, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by REDMASTA View Post
How many teeth on that cog? Looks like 24 never seen anything like it lol.

21t
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Old 02-10-18, 07:19 AM
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Come at me bro






Wow what a classic beauty.
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Old 02-10-18, 11:17 AM
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21t
Ah ok thought it was bigger. Great looking bike.
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Old 02-12-18, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by instrumentality View Post
Here is my Murphy Marty single speed setup...
Dang. That's pretty.
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Old 02-14-18, 08:44 AM
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Eff-it...my bike deserves to be on top of a new page
This is photo is now giving me all the regrets.
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Old 02-15-18, 02:42 AM
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My first singlespeed... it started as an older steel frame Vilano $20 Craigslist find!


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Old 02-15-18, 02:47 AM
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Origin8 43mm deep v wheels with Conti Ultra Sport 700x28C. Gearing is 44/20.

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Old 02-15-18, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Ammoyankee View Post


Origin8 43mm deep v wheels with Conti Ultra Sport 700x28C. Gearing is 44/20.
I dig it. Very clean looking.
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Old 02-15-18, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Ammoyankee View Post
Origin8 43mm deep v wheels with Conti Ultra Sport 700x28C. Gearing is 44/20.
That's a nice blue, and very glossy. Stock, or did you do it? Paint or powder?

Tire label alignment failure alert.

Chain is one link too long.
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Old 02-15-18, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
This is photo is now giving me all the regrets.
Did you already come down here and not ride?
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Old 02-15-18, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by EchoBravo View Post
I dig it. Very clean looking.
Thank you...!
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Old 02-15-18, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
That's a nice blue, and very glossy. Stock, or did you do it? Paint or powder?

Tire label alignment failure alert.

Chain is one link too long.
It is Illusion Blue-Berg powdercoat. My painting is a nightmare, so I took it too a shop!
I left the chain long as I had a bigger rear cog on order...

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Old 02-15-18, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Ammoyankee View Post
I had a bigger rear cog on order...
You gonna be riding straight up walls on that thing? Must be hilly where you are?
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Old 02-15-18, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
This is photo is now giving me all the regrets.


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Old 02-15-18, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
You gonna be riding straight up walls on that thing? Must be hilly where you are?
Mixed riding mild hills with the possibility of quite a bit of stop and go. I have 42, 44 and 48 tooth chainrings and 16 and 20 tooth cogs for variation. Of course my 50+ year old legs will tell me what they want! Lol
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Did you already come down here and not ride?
Yeah, I would've had to bring waaay more gear than I wanted to coupled with the fact that you can't really rent a bike at an early enough hour to ride A1A when it's not crazy busy. I just scrapped the idea. If I visited more often I'd keep a beater bike down there.
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Old 02-16-18, 09:24 PM
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Same ol' Bare Knuckle, different day.

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Old 02-17-18, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Ammoyankee View Post
It is Illusion Blue-Berg powdercoat. My painting is a nightmare, so I took it too a shop!
My road bike is Prismatic Illusion Blue Berg.

I think yours came out a little darker. The first photo you posted has that slight glow which the color exhibits in low light. It's uncanny how much ambient light the metallic can reflect.


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