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Old 02-06-19, 09:44 PM
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On a winter ride near Swamp Creek



The only graffiti for miles...


Perfect road.


Ride Safe,
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It’s already in the mid 20’s C in coastal Georgia, but this is the time of year we get most of our annual rainfall, so the bike is pretty dirty due to my early preparedness for spring and fenderless riding.



Always a beauty to look at!

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Here's my fixed gear bikes, listed from good weather to very bad. Lately it's been way to crappy to ride the Juvela, but I just took my fixed Schwinn MTB out last night in 4" of fresh snow and and had a great time. Makes a perfect winter bike.


'73 Mondia Juvela


'83 Trek 600


'85 Schwinn Mirada Fixed Winter Bike
Those are all pretty sweet! Juvela is super clean!


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On a winter ride near Swamp Creek



The only graffiti for miles...


Perfect road.


Ride Safe,
Joe
Have never been a fan of white on bicycles... don't hate it, but don't love it. It works really well on your bike though. I like! It's super classy n clean.

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Some co-op finds. New saddle, bars, and tires.






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Always a beauty to look at!

Have never been a fan of white on bicycles... don't hate it, but don't love it. It works really well on your bike though. I like! It's super classy n clean.
Thanks. I painted it green as a memorial to my son who rode a green bike with white lettering. When I bought the wheels I selected white as that made the most choice. The seat I was looking at came in white and black, so I selected white. I was shopping for tires and found some white ones that were met my needs (+125 psi) and were super cheap ($15). I bought them on a whim and figured I could swap them out later. The other white items just fell in to place later. Now I am on my 6th set of white tires and would not have it any other way.

When I pass someone and they comment on my speed, I say, "It is not me, it is the whitewall tires".

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Some co-op finds. New saddle, bars, and tires.





I love this I've gotta fixie foo up my FG this spring. I love the pink accents and saddle charm. Looks fun, and fast!
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So classy. I'm not usually a fan of cream colored tires but they totally pull the whole thing together here!
Cheers mate.
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Old 02-07-19, 01:51 PM
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Some co-op finds. New saddle, bars, and tires.


I am jealous of your saddle - had one of those Turbomatics with the (what I thought of as...) elephant skin like yours, myself, that I really liked...but forgot to swap the damned thing for another saddle when I sold the bike it was on
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Originally Posted by mouse View Post
Some co-op finds. New saddle, bars, and tires.





Those are some nice glamour shots my friend. Is that background rolls of paper? A+ for effort.

Also, I've said it before. Cool bike.
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Originally Posted by coffinjewel View Post
I love this I've gotta fixie foo up my FG this spring. I love the pink accents and saddle charm. Looks fun, and fast!
Fixie FOO! hahaha. Might not be in line with most peoples tastes, but I like it! Thanks bud!

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I am jealous of your saddle - had one of those Turbomatics with the (what I thought of as...) elephant skin like yours, myself, that I really liked...but forgot to swap the damned thing for another saddle when I sold the bike it was on
Doh! That's a bummer. My butt loves it It's easily the nicest, comfiest saddle I've ever owned.



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Those are some nice glamour shots my friend. Is that background rolls of paper? A+ for effort.

Also, I've said it before. Cool bike.
Thanks amigo! It’s long strips of packing foam. I wanted to use a big white bed sheet, but I forgot to nab one from the house, and it’s all I had at the shop

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Fixie FOO! hahaha. Might not be in line with most peoples tastes, but I like it! Thanks bud!
Sorry, but nowadays that bar is too narrow for you to qualify as fixiefoo


Well, since I'm already here...










Had a really great time just slow-riding around with a couple hydration breaks this afternoon
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love this color
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
Sorry, but nowadays that bar is too narrow for you to qualify as fixiefoo


Well, since I'm already here...


Had a really great time just slow-riding around with a couple hydration breaks this afternoon
No fixiefoo! Pheeewph! Thank goodness hahaha.

That bike is such a beauty Sam! The silver compliments the red tubing / polished lugs so well. The components give me naughty thoughts.
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New Single speed

So a a month or so ago I got this Felt Brougham on Craig's List for $100. Not a huge fan of the color scheme but oh well. I've put a Velo Orange saddle on it, bull horn bars, toe clips and change out the 47T chainring to a 42T ring (the rear is 17T).


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Originally Posted by NitroExpress View Post
So a a month or so ago I got this Felt Brougham on Craig's List for $100. Not a huge fan of the color scheme but oh well. I've put a Velo Orange saddle on it, bull horn bars, toe clips and change out the 47T chainring to a 42T ring (the rear is 17T).

looks like a fun little rig! Not a fan of the white on black either, but that’s easy to fix as you go. Some suggestions at first glance... flip your stem, level them bullhorns and adjust your saddle nose to be perpendicular to the top tube, then tweak angles for fit. That looks quite uncomfortable as is. Just my .02
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Thanks, I have not even ridden it yet , with this configuration. I will be doing that in the next day or so...
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Originally Posted by NitroExpress View Post
So a a month or so ago I got this Felt Brougham on Craig's List for $100. Not a huge fan of the color scheme but oh well. I've put a Velo Orange saddle on it, bull horn bars, toe clips and change out the 47T chainring to a 42T ring (the rear is 17T).
Felt's Brougham was a very nice entry-ish level bike - yours looks like its in great shape for its age & if it fits you cannot beat it for a hundy. A black frame like that is a blank canvas - when you catch upgrade-itis...with a little thought you could end up with something you will enjoy riding for a looong time.

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That bike is such a beauty Sam! The silver compliments the red tubing / polished lugs so well. The components give me naughty thoughts.
Thanks...I think?
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Hubba hubba!
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I like the very understated orange and purple accents you got goin on there. Stylish.
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thanks. it was pretty much a parts bin build so i just used what i had laying around.
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Very nice @johnnytheboy, looks like a blast to ride. What frame? On-one?
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
Sorry, but nowadays that bar is too narrow for you to qualify as fixiefoo


Well, since I'm already here...


Hey, I've been peed on in that bar!
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Very nice @johnnytheboy, looks like a blast to ride. What frame? On-one?
thanks. it’s a crosscheck.
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